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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

Dec 01, 1995

A classic case of GMPSS: General Motors Power Steering Syndrome

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I have a Chevy Cavalier When the temperature outside gets into the s or colder the power steering will feel like it's not working for about seconds After that time it seems to warm up and work normally This problem...

steering recalls GMC

Dec 01, 1995

Even a Jeep couldn't have so many things fail at once. What's the culprit?

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I have a Jeep Cherokee with a four-cylinder liter Jeep engine Over the past year my four wheel drive has started to engage only part way the cruise control won't hold its speed it drops slowly and the dash vents...

hoses

Nov 01, 1995

Can this do-it-yourself mechanic get away with using wedge shaped head?

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I specialize in old Hondas and have had remarkably good fortune with a ' Civic hatchback the Yellow Peril and an ' Civic station wagon Both are on their second engines I put an Accord engine in the ' Civic...

DIY repairs

Nov 01, 1995

Did I get taken for a ride or does it cost that much to replace an ignition module?

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I have a Chevrolet Lumina with miles Last Monday the car started fine when I drove to work but when I went to go home it would not start It cranked away but would not fire up I had the...

ignition

Nov 01, 1995

When it comes to tires, a damaged sidewall means the tire is DONE.

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I have a Honda Accord equipped with Michelin tires Recently someone not ME of course caught the left rear tire on a curb and raised a boo-boo about three inches long by two inches wide on the sidewall We were...

tires

Nov 01, 1995

What are those "marbles" rolling around in my gas tank??

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I recently purchased a Chevy Biscayne The gas tank was leaking and couldn't be patched so I took it out When I removed the tank it sounded like marbles were rolling around in there I tipped it upside down and...

gas tanks scams

Nov 01, 1995

Blondes Prefer Red and Other Automotive Theories

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Patrick's wife has some pretty interesting theories about cars and drivers. Will Tom and Ray side with Patrick's wife? And what do women named "Donna" have to do with it? Find out right here.

lights safety safety features

Nov 01, 1995

Why have horsepower numbers changed so much over the last 30 years?

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Back years ago the average V had horsepower ratings My ' AMC Javelin which had a small V had horsepower In the s cars with anything over hp are considered high performance hp back in the s would be considered...

horsepower

Nov 01, 1995

Could this accident be to blame for our current transmission problems?

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Our car was involved in an accident while parked on a street It was pushed about feet while locked in Park Since then our transmission hasn't been the same It is slowly getting worse It winds out and slips a...

accidents transmissions