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November 16, 2013

Auto Scanner: Power steering makes a whining sound

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Q: My Mazda dealer says that their database does not include “Mazda Technical Service Bulletin No. 051/10.” Can you provide me with additional information for them?

A: Unfortunately, I cannot reprint the bulletin in its entirety due to legalities. However, the first line of the bulletin reads as follows: “Reference Number(s): Cat.09, No. 051/10, 09-51/10, Date of Issue: Date of issue November 23, 2010.” If the Mazda dealer does not get it from this, send me another email, and I will figure out a way of personally giving you a copy of the bulletin in its entirety.

Car care tip: If your car is due for an engine tune-up, have it done now before the heavy winter sets in. Freezing temperatures will make rough idle, hard starting and hesitation even worse.

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Larry Rubenstein is a master technician who owns a North Shore service station. His column appears every Saturday. Write to Larry at The Salem News, c/o Auto Scanner, 32 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 01915, or send an email to scanauto@aol.com.

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