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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

Jul 01, 1997

Which brother will spend the most on car repairs: the one with the Volvo or with the Vanagon?

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My brother and his wife like to snicker at what they perceive to be the high cost of repairs that my wife and I occasionally incur on our vehicles -- an ' Volvo DL sedan and an ' Volvo DL...

bets repairs Volkswagen Vanagon Volvo

Jul 01, 1997

Which settings on my new charger should I use to charge my batteries?

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I have received a battery charger as a gift It has the following settings on it -volt amp -volt amp -volt amp I have a Oldsmobile a ' Chevy pickup truck and a Snapper rider mower Which of the above...

DIY tools batteries

Jul 01, 1997

My diesel engine won't start anymore when the temperature drops. What are my options?

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I have a Mercedes D with miles In the warm months I have no problem starting this car But for the past couple of winters it struggled to start when the temperature fell to around F and refused to start...

diesel diesel repair block heaters engines winter

Jul 01, 1997

Help! My dashboard sounds like it's gurgling.

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I have an ' Toyota truck that makes a wild loud gurgling sound whenever I turn on the heater There's plenty of water in the radiator The heat seems to work fine but this weird noise comes out from the...

blower motors heating noises

Jul 01, 1997

My car doesn't have cruise control...but it acts like it does.

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I've been driving my standard-transmission ' Ford Escort for miles and just discovered it has a feature I don't want virtual cruise control It doesn't have cruise control but it sometimes acts like it does Sometimes when I take my...

throttles cruise control

Jul 01, 1997

Help us fix our radio antennae so we can listen to your Lousy Show.

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I'm sure you guys will come up with something funny to say about this but my wife and I are pretty mad about it Our Toyota Camry has a temperamental power antenna that does not like to come up after...

sound systems electrical wiring

Jul 01, 1997

It's taking 15 seconds for my wifes transmission to shift from "drive" to "park". Couldn't she just live with that?

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My wife has a nearly new Chevrolet Cavalier wagon with a -liter V It's an automatic and has miles on it but it's developed a shifting problem When the car is cold at the beginning of the day it takes...

transmissions

Jun 01, 1997

How can I tell if the 1968 car I just bought has 75k miles on it as advertised, or 175k?

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About a year ago I bought a Chevy Bel Air for supposedly with miles on it I don't know if the little old lady driving to church story was true or not but the interior looks good the doors and...

used cars buying

Jun 01, 1997

I know your recommend a gas stabilizer for fuel storage, but my lawn mower motors seem to be running fine without it.

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Last year I forgot to drain out my gas in several lawn-mower-type motors and this spring they all started perfectly I know you guys have recommended a gasoline stabilizer for seasonal storage but how come my motors started right up...

gasoline additives storage science