Get your timing right
MY wife’s 2006 Kia Optima V6 has travelled only 10,300km and the dealer insists the timing belt should have been changed after four years. Yet the owner’s handbook states that the belt is to be replaced at 90,000km or 84 months. As you can see, I am rather confused by this information. Your help in this matter would be much appreciated.
Russ Walton, email
I’VE had to replace the airconditioning compressor in my EBII Ford Falcon three times in the past 10 years. I’ve also replaced the evaporator unit twice in the same time. Would you be able to recommend an aircon that I should not have to replace within five years?
Ron James, email
VIVE LA DIFF
MY 2003 VY Holden Storm auto ute is making a clunking noise that appears to be coming from the back end. It’s most noticeable when crawling and at low speeds and disappears when going faster. Is it a diff problem?
A CRACK has started to appear in the dashboard of our 2004 Toyota Prado. Our vehicle has always been garaged and only done 67,000 km. Our dealer has inspected it and has given us a big fat ‘‘no’’ as to replacement. Many other people have contacted you with the same issue. Can you suggest any course of action that may help to have this problem repaired? I can’t begin to imagine what a cracked dashboard does for future resale value on a
Tail-end noises: It could be the Holden ute’s diff, but first check the mounts