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A Weaving Car Is Not Safe to Drive

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Dear Car Talk | May 25, 2017

Lucy checked all the usual suspects on her weaving Corolla, but there's another culprit to investigate.

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Jan 01, 1998

How can I quiet down my old junker that runs great but screeches like a banshee?

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I have a Mercury Grand Marquis and it has been a great car It rides beautifully and I've had no trouble with it But it SOUNDS like a junker The fan belt wheezes screeches and screams When I spray it...

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Jan 01, 1998

Is it reasonable to pay $1,100 in maintenance and repairs on a car that's only 3 years old?

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Okay so we're not so good at being yuppies We just took our Toyota T for its miles service Its last service was over miles ago But they want The truck is less than years old They say we need...

maintenance

Jan 01, 1998

Should I be concerned about my brake pedal slippage?

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I have a ' Dodge Shadow When I stop at a red light and I have my foot on the brakes I can feel the brake pedal slip and go down a little I called my mechanic and he said...

brakes

Jan 01, 1998

My car won't start in humid weather.

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I own a Toyota Camry that has never been any trouble until lately Whenever the weather becomes humid the car won't start I first noticed the problem several months ago when I was driving and the car actually died My...

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Jan 01, 1998

It sounds like someone is beneath our Volvo, banging away with a hammer.

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Your column is great I need a little help with a big noise My teen-age daughters have been driving a ' Volvo DL for several years Anyway my youngest just informed me that the car was making a strange sound...

noises

Jan 01, 1998

Which do you want to last longer: your transmission or your marriage?

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OK I've had it My soon-to-be-wife has a commercial driver's license and assumes that she knows a lot about driving Well she does but this is something I can't understand Her car is a Escort with automatic transmission She insists...

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Jan 01, 1998

Was the Pontiac dealer really worried about my safety, or did someone have a large boat payment due?

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I own a Pontiac Gran Prix with miles The other day I noticed that my brakes required additional pedal pressure I took it to the local Pontiac garage a big one They stated that my brake fluid was contaminated and...

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Jan 01, 1998

Is it better to repair the CV boot right away, or wait until the whole joint goes?

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My father and I enjoy your column I have an ' Honda Accord which evidently has cracked CV joint boots one outer one inner boot At first I was told it would be OK to drive the car this way...

CV joints repairs

Jan 01, 1998

When braking my steering wheel rattles and shakes.

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First of all I have to disagree with you gentlemen on your opinion of BMW drivers we don't ALL drive on the sidewalk I have a e and it has a problem I cannot figure out Sometimes when I step...

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