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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.

alignment tires steering Toyota Corolla 1999

Nov 01, 1997

Tom & Ray pose the question: Should a 16-year old have their own car?

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16-year-old Sarah desperately wants her own car, but her parents say no. Tom and Ray disagree on whether or not her parents are, in fact, the meanest ever.

parents teens polls

Nov 01, 1997

We don't know WHICH problems you'll run into during this DIY hatchet job, we just know you'll run into a lot of them.

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I am putting a big-block car engine into a Dodge pickup truck So far I have run into two problems One is the oil pan The sump or deep end was in the wrong place The second problem was the...

DIY

Nov 01, 1997

Shouldn't a brake specialist be able to prove with a micrometer that a rotor is too thin to be recut before insisting on new rotors?

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When my grandson was visiting me during his last college break the brakes on his old Honda conked out His dad wired money for a minimum brake job what father wouldn't But the young man called me in a panic...

rotors repairs

Nov 01, 1997

Is it dangerous to drive my Trooper with an antifreeze leak I can't find?

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I own a Isuzu Trooper II that has miles on it A few months ago we noticed that it was leaking antifreeze No one can pinpoint where the leak is coming from There is always coolant in the reserve tank...

leaks coolant

Nov 01, 1997

Is Chevy's claim that their new Malibu doesn't need a tune-up for 100k miles for real?

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My fiancee and I are interested in buying a new car We have been impressed with the new Chevy Malibu I am concerned however about their boast that it will not need a tune-up for miles Not only do they...

maintenance Chevrolet Malibu

Nov 01, 1997

Is it OK to use a garden hose to spray road dust off my engine?

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I have a ' Chevy S- pickup Is it OK to spray the water hose on the engine to keep it clean of road dust -- Grant RAY Sure Don't forget that whenever you drive in the rain water gets...

cleaning engines

Nov 01, 1997

Should we change the oil at 7,500 miles or 3,750 miles?

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My wife Deborah and I have a constant and ongoing discussion about oil changes and when to do them We recently bought a Honda Civic The dealer told us it was important to change the oil every miles The owner's...

oil changes maintenance

Nov 01, 1997

How do I keep critters out of my truck's ventilation system?

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Having recently moved from Australia to Maine I find myself with a car problem I'm living in the wilds of western Maine where the trees are abundant and so are the squirrels chipmunks etc What I'd like to know is...

wildlife

Oct 01, 1997

Could the shock I get when closing the door of my Geo Metro be to do with the lightening ball I was hit with years ago?

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My Geo Metro miles gives me a nasty shock whenever I get out and close the door Oooww Is something wrong with it It has done this occasionally for years but lately it seems worse Could it have something to...

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