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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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Nov 01, 1996

Pre-'94 Camry owners should ask their dealers to install an "anti-vibration kit". They'll know what you mean.

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been built by Jerry Lee Lewis since it sure has a Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On when I sit in traffic or at a red light Using the air conditioner really aggravates the vibration My mechanic is a Patsy...

recalls steering Toyota Camry

Nov 01, 1996

$100 for a CV boot now, or $300 for a CV joint later.

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What kind of trouble will I have if I don't fix the CV boot on my Plymouth Voyager The outside boot has torn and left the joint exposed I'm in a bit of a financial fix right now but I...

CV joints

Nov 01, 1996

Should I be concerned if I'm burning about 1 qt of oil ever 1,000 miles if the car runs well?

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We recently purchased a Chevy Lumina with automatic transmission from a friend According to him the car has always used oil Currently at miles it requires about half a quart every miles The car has always had oil changes every...

oil

Nov 01, 1996

Brakes have been grinding ever since the pads were replaced.

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Civic DX with about miles on it In March the front brake pads were replaced and the rear brakes were adjusted Since then the brakes make a grinding metallic crunching noise whenever I apply them At first the noise was...

brakes noises

Oct 01, 1996

What's the clicking sound coming from my left wheel?

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I am driving a Chevy Celebrity with approximately miles There is a loud clicking sound emanating from the left front wheel The click is apparent at any speed but it sounds faster at higher speeds Three different mechanics have checked...

rotors noises

Oct 01, 1996

Saving wear and tear on an engine while waiting for the oil filter to fill up.

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I change the oil on our and Ford Tempos When I start the engine right after an oil change the oil light stays on for two or three seconds until the oil filter fills up The filter is almost horizontal...

oil

Oct 01, 1996

My Ford ranger acts up in winter conditions. Could it be "carburetor icing"?

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Ford Ranger with a problem Often in temperatures below degrees usually when there's moisture present my truck will begin to run rough It loses power like it's not running on all cylinders black smoke comes out the tailpipe and it...

winter carburetors

Oct 01, 1996

Finding a buyer for the Chalmers Owner magazine I just found from 1911.

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Recently while cleaning out the basement I found a copy of The Chalmers Owner magazine with all of the articles dated The magazine is about inch thick and is in near-perfect condition I have tried to find someone who would...

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Oct 01, 1996

Washboard Roads: Fast or Slow?

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Tom and Ray need your help. They got a letter from Ron, who wants to know whether it's better to drive fast or slow on "washboard roads". He says slow, but his wife votes for fast. Tom and Ray aren't sure who's righ, and they want to hear from you! 

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