Motor Age Garage

  • I was introduced to the Tempo, which was Contour's predecessor in late 1983 when they were brand new.
  • When we encounter a vehicle with multiple problems that occurred right after a repair, it's natural to assume that the problems are related to the repair, right?
  • Those of us who have been in or around the automotive repair business since the late ’60s can remember when the most complicated electrically driven parts in most American vehicles were the radios, the motor-driven windows or the turn signals.
  • Teaching automotive technology can be interesting, to say the least.
  • 1991 Volkswagen Corrado
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  • Under the Shade Tree
  • Answer Key to the July 2004 Motor Age Garage Test
  • Should a customer have to pay $600 just to see his instruments at night? Contributor Richard McCuistian tracks down a Wrangler's trouble spot.
  • My friend had owned and enjoyed the clean little two-seater for more than a decade, and even had the engine replaced a couple of years ago because of an overheating problem that had spiraled out of control on a long trip. But recently,
  • Technicians, with experience, become diagnosticians. That is, they learn to listen to the complaint, test various systems on the vehicle and most often, trace the problem to a single cause.
  • Twenty years ago, I worked as a shop foreman in the maintenance department of an offshore service company in Southeast Texas. One day, Brian, a fellow in my department, was at the company airfield doing a routine oil change on a Kubota tractor when h
  • Monday morning. The car was just sitting there, nice and shiny, almost-new looking. Even the tires had been waxed...
  • 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix
  • 2003 Ford Super Duty pickup truck
  • Certified Master Tech James Even wrestles with a ?91 Corrado and reminds us to always check the basics before taking the more complex route.
  • In The Clutch of an Explorer
  • Many people have never seen a Delorean in "the flesh," though most have at least seen the Michael J. Fox "Back to the Future" films.
  • I had a two-week break from teaching last summer and decided to spend some of that time back at the Ford dealership.
  • The Not So Nifty F-150
  • An ?85 Ford F-150 pickup that doesn?t want to start puts Contributing Editor Curt Marsh through the diagnostic paces.