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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

Oct 01, 1995

What could cause vibration upon acceleration?

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We have a Olds with miles on it It gets serviced regularly at the dealership and always by the book Between - miles per hour the car begins to vibrate but only when accelerating When we drive faster than mph...

axles

Oct 01, 1995

What can I do with a car that isn't fit to sell?

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I have a ' Buick with a dead battery that didn't run very well even when the battery wasn't dead I have to admit it's not worth much of anything so I don't feel right selling it to anybody Other...

Vehicle Donation Program junkyards

Oct 01, 1995

Why do you recommend putting a manual transmission into neutral at a stoplight?

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In your pamphlet Ten Ways You May Be Ruining Your Car you guys mention in number that if you are driving a manual transmission you should put the car in Neutral and take your foot off the clutch when you're...

manual transmissions driving tips

Oct 01, 1995

Does moving my electric seat with the engine turned off drain my car's battery?

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Before I start my car I move the electric seat forward so I can reach the gas pedal My boyfriend screams at me constantly and informs me that I am killing the battery this way Please am I doing something...

batteries marital advice seats

Oct 01, 1995

If I burn through all the oil in my VW Bug, do I need to bother changing it?

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I am the proud owner of a ' VW Bug It is a great little car but leaks about a quart of oil every miles Since it only holds three quarts and since I have put in three quarts by...

oil

Oct 01, 1995

What could be causing a water gurgling sound when I brake?

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I have a ' Ford Tempo with a little over miles My problem is that when I apply the brakes and come to a stop I get a gurgling sound like water splashing around in the front of the car...

noises

Oct 01, 1995

Any ideas about what could be causing noisy lifters?

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I own a Ranger X with a liter V automatic The truck has plus miles on it I purchased it used a year ago so I don't have a lot of vehicle history To make a long painful story short...

noises repairs Ford Ranger

Sep 01, 1995

Debbie confirms what Tom & Ray have always suspected: car alarms are useless.

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I cry as I write My baby my Mazda Miata miles was stolen ten days ago I had an alarm At AM a neighbor heard an alarm go off then it was disarmed Then five to ten minutes later it...

anti-theft

Sep 01, 1995

Dr. Ruth weighs in on how to keep your husband from being too obsessed with his "hard body".

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My husband has a Nissan Hard body truck I don't know what a hard body is but he likes talking about it The truck has been great with only one problem--the red paint oxidizes terribly Therefore my husband spends hours...

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