What's Wrong With the Wipers?

05.07.2015

The wipers on Brad's '96 Caprice Classic work fine on low and intermittent, but when he turns them up to high, they freeze up. What's Car Talk's diagnosis?

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Today: MIG Welding an Older Truck?

05.05.2015

Car Talk's advice for MIG welding: get the right eye protection, and try not to set your car, your house or your hair on fire. Read the rest, right here.

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Today: The Rattling GMC Jimmy

04.30.2015

Today: What's causing Becki's 2001 GMC Jimmy to rattle? And is it going to take her over the nearest cliff? Car Talk's advice right here.

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Where Have All the Vent Windows Gone?

04.28.2015

John just got around to replacing his '73 MGB and he's missing the vent windows. Why do new cars not have these? Find out, here. 

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Wake Up Call for a Long Dormant RV

04.23.2015

Jack has an RV that hasn't been started in four years. Can Car Talk help him wake up this RV and get it running again? 

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Oil Pressure Mystery: Stephen's GMC Envoy

04.23.2015

The oil pressure in Stephen's GMC Envoy is acting up, fine one minute, warning lights the next. Is he damaging the engine if he drives it while it's doing this? Car Talk's take, here.

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Luxury Car Means Luxury Repair Prices

04.21.2015

Marshall has a Mercedes Benz ML350 and is having a little sticker-shock on the repairs he's had to do. Is he getting fleeced? 

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A Modern Mystery: Why Hang Back at Stoplights?

04.14.2015

Jim's a self-described old timer and he's noticed a new phenomenon--people leaving several car lenghts between themselves and the next car at traffic lights. Can Car Talk solve this mystery? 

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Today: Best Car to Buy for Doomsday?

04.09.2015

Lynne's buying a new car and she's concerned about . . . Doomsday. Can Car Talk recommend a vehicle that will flourish in an environment of EMPs, limited fuel availability and worthless money? 

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The Convertible, the Rain, and the Mold

04.07.2015

John drove his convertible during a heavy rain, not realizing that the top had worn out. Now he has a little mold problem. Car Talk explains his options, right here. 

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The Case of the Disappearing Brakes

03.31.2015

Catherine's Ford Focus is experiencing intermittent brake failure but her dealership doesn't seem to believe her. Car Talk's advice? Instruct her heirs to sue the dealership... Oh, and get it fixed. Find out how, here. 

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What Caused Rear Wiper Failure?

03.26.2015

Vinod's rear wiper stopped working. So far his mechanic has replaced the motor, a coil, and a switch, to no avail. What can they try next? Car Talk suggest he try a different mechanic! 

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What's Causing Periodic Engine Misfire?

03.24.2015

Jim hit a big puddle a while back, and now his engine misfires when it's rainy or humid. Can Car Talk help him out? 

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Life is Too Short to Worry About Shifting

03.19.2015

Maurice takes issue with some of Car Talk's previous directives about how best to downshift. Will Car Talk try to convince him? Or is life to short to worry about how you shift?

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Felicia's Car Can't Take the Heat

03.17.2015

Felicia's car dies whenever the temperature reaches the high 90s; unfortunately for her she lives in the southwest. Will Car Talk have a fix for her? Or should Felicia start packing? Find out here. 

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