Q: I have a 2003 BMW 5-Series sedan and recently I noticed a slight vibration in the vehicle while I was driving on the highway so I took it in to my regular repair shop. It took some time but they finally found that the driveshaft has a worn universal joint and they believe this is causing the vibration. They tell me that I need a new driveshaft and the cost for the part is over $1,000! I have owned many vehicles and had universal joints replaced in a couple of them.
Electronics are amazing. They enabled this article to be filed from the middle of a scenic mountain pass. Electronics have also made amazing improvements in our automobiles. Automatic transmissions are almost all electronically controlled now. They last longer, react to driver’s needs better, and can even adapt for wear or driving style. Unfortunately, on my travels I have met several others who have experienced automatic transmission problems.
Q: I have a 2006 Dodge Caravan. I have replaced the front brake rotors and pads. I also replaced the rear drums, brakes, wheel cylinders and park brake lines. So every corner is brand new, yet when the brakes are applied, the pedal shudders slightly and a growling is heard. On hard braking this is so strong the rear wing windows just pop open and vibrate violently and rattle noisily. What on earth could be the problem?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".