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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

Mar 01, 1997

My Mazda's accelerator pedal sticks in cold weather.

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My Mazda now has miles on it When the engine is cold no matter what the outside temperature the accelerator pedal sticks until I stomp on it -- with a certain amount of force -- after the engine is running...

throttles

Mar 01, 1997

When are you supposed to check your oil, when the engine is warm or when it's cold?

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When are you supposed to check your oil when the engine is warm or when the engine is cold --Paul TOM That's an excellent question Paul We've always told people to check the oil level first thing in the morning...

oil

Feb 01, 1997

How can I improve the horsepower of my Caravan...souping up the engine? Engine replacement?

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I am the owner of a Dodge Caravan which I bought new The car is in excellent shape with only miles on it The only problem which has been present ever since it was new is the -liter four-cylinder engine...

horsepower Dodge Caravan

Feb 01, 1997

How often do headlights need to be adjusted?

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How often if ever do the headlights of a Ford Crown Victoria have to be adjusted I have such a car and when it was recently given an annual inspection per state law I was charged an additional for a...

headlights

Feb 01, 1997

Can you recommend a "near-luxury" vehicle? I'm looking at a Lexus and an Infiniti.

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I would like your recommendation on a new-car purchase Currently I have an ' Toyota Celica ST and an ' Acura Integra At age I want to indulge myself I'm looking for a good-performing four-door sedan that's reliable quiet and...

buying Infiniti I30 Lexus ES 300

Feb 01, 1997

Why does my AC change to heat when I step on the gas pedal?

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We have a Oldsmobile Delta with miles on it With all of the ventilation controls off the heat will suddenly come on With the air conditioner on it suddenly changes to heat when I step on the gas hard and...

vacuum hoses

Feb 01, 1997

Tom and Ray play detective on a cold case accident.

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This is a curiosity question as the incident happened years ago when we had a teen at home We bought him a Chevy truck and except for accidentally driving on a major interstate the wrong way a couple of times...

accidents

Feb 01, 1997

Any tips for removing horizontally mounted oil filters without creating a mess?

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I am the proud owner of two vehicles with horizontally mounted filters Both of them are Fords a big Bronco and a Escort wagon Do you have any tips for removing these oil filters without creating a mess Letting the...

filters oil changes DIY

Feb 01, 1997

I'm having to add coolant like crazy but I can't figure out where it's going.

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I recently purchased a ' Ford Mustang V The car has only miles now and was originally owned by a little old lady It's a great car and goes like Leona Helmsley being chased by the IRS My problem is...

leaks gaskets