Today: Skip the Game of Ball Joint Roulette

06.18.2015

Pam's hearing a banging, popping and creaking sound from her front driver's side wheel on her Mazda6. Does she need to replace the ball joints or just the bushing? Car Talk's answer right here.

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To Fix or Not to Fix: The Plastic Bumper

06.16.2015

Today: Car Talk hears from Kathy who scraped off a piece of her bumper on a icy snow bank in her driveway this past winter. The repair is expensive so she's wondering if it's necessary. Our advice, right here.

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What's the Lifespan of a Spare Tire?

06.11.2015

Gordon wants to put a bike rack on his 14 year old RAV-4, but he'd have to remove the tire cover to do so. Will this impact the life of his spare? Car Talk's advice, right here.

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Which Brakes Have Most Gripping Power?

06.09.2015

James wants to get the brake pads with the best grip and doesn't care about noise or brake dust. What should he buy? 

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What Happened to All the Dead Bugs?

06.04.2015

Bill has been driving for 50 years and he thinks he's seeing fewer and fewer dead bugs on his windshield. Car Talk explains, right here. 

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Today: Diagnose Those Dials

06.02.2015

Patricia's temperature and clock dials only work when the car is fully loaded. When the car is light and empty, neither works. Find out what Car Talk thinks may be happening, right here.

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How Much Would You Pay to Fix "Annoying"?

05.21.2015

Ken's car makes a clicking sound when the AC is on the coldest setting. The problem is gate motor but the fix involves taking out the entire dash. What does Car Talk recommend?

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Today: Does Fix-A-Flat Really Work?

05.20.2015

Jeffery's worried about his wife getting stranded with a flat tire. Does fix-a-flat really work? Car Talk explains, right here. 

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What Time is It? Time for a New Clutch!

05.14.2015

Tom has 265K miles on his Honda Civic, with an original engine and clutch. The clutch is acting up but his mechanic can't seem to find anything wrong with it. Car Talk says he had a good run, but it's time to bite the bullet and replace the clutch. 

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The Shaking LeBaron

05.12.2015

Lin's 1988 Chrysler LeBaron is giving her trouble, and giving us Ricardo Montalban flashbacks. What's causing the engine to shake? 

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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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