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Florida residents scrambled to find cover for their cars, and found themselves at odds with car dealers.

Apr 01, 1996

Is it possible to turn a steering wheel too far?

Dear Car Talk

I own a vehicle that has power steering A few of my friends while driving my vehicle get into situations that require them to turn the steering wheel until it can't be turned anymore But they insist on trying to...

steering

Mar 01, 1996

Recently a guy named Warren wrote to you regarding the...

Dear Car Talk

Recently a guy named Warren wrote to you regarding the placement of the fuel filler tube He argued that it ought to be in a uniform position and he advocated for the driver's side If I remember correctly you agreed...

Mar 01, 1996

Is it possible for coolant to leak back into the passenger compartment?

Dear Car Talk

I have a friend who insists that anti-freeze leaks back into the interior of her car causing her headaches She sold the car because of this Can this be true or is it all in her head Mary RAY I...

coolant leaks

Mar 01, 1996

I'd like a minivan that feels like a Lincoln Continental. Does it exist?

Dear Car Talk

I am a year old six foot pound salesman driving - miles annually I've driven a Lincoln Continental or Buick Park Avenue for over years and love the luxury and soft comfortable ride Now my new sales lines require the...

vans minivans buying Chrysler Town & Country

Mar 01, 1996

Don't ever, ever keep driving if your brakes have failed without having a mechanic check your car out.

Dear Car Talk

Finding myself hemmed in at a baseball game I managed to get my right front wheel of my front wheel drive car stuck in a small ditch After rocking back and forth I got it free I proceeded on my...

brakes rants

Mar 01, 1996

Is this truck just old, or does it have a front-end problem?

Dear Car Talk

Help Help I just drove my son's Ford pickup He loves it but I'm worried because the Ford roadwalks Is that what you call it It wanders all over the place I felt grateful just to keep it in my...

front-ends

Feb 01, 1996

Splash guards for wet, squeaky belts.

Dear Car Talk

I own a Ford F- XLT Lariat with a V motor I've talked to other Ford owners and we all have the same problem It seems that whenever it rains or the underside of the motor gets wet the belts...

belts

Feb 01, 1996

The case for seeing a mechanic...you might have a lot of life left in your car.

Dear Car Talk

The mileage on my beloved Chevy Celebrity recently turned past miles The exterior is in good condition no rust no dents I can easily get my ' frame in and out and best of all it's paid for My problem...

mechanics

Feb 01, 1996

Suggestions for replacing a stripped drain plug?

Dear Car Talk

I hope you can help me find a product you mentioned in your column The product is a repair kit for Honda oil pans My drain plug is stripped and I've tried several auto parts stores and none of them...

leaks