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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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Jun 01, 1995

What else is left to replace?

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Nothing personal but you are my last resort I have a Ford Falcon and when I hit the brakes eight out of ten times it pulls severely to the right Often it will pull to the right first and then...

brakes

Jun 01, 1995

What is a "cozy wing"?

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I'm writing to your cozy wing research department with an answer I read in your column that you were trying to find out what cozy wings were The cozy wing is the small crank out window on older cars The...

windows

Jun 01, 1995

Buying Rule #1: Don't spend all your money on the car.

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I need your advice My kids are gone and my wife has a nice late model Toyota Camry she loves Problem My dream car has always been the Mercedes two door convertible A new SL at is out of the...

buying

Jun 01, 1995

Should a car with 87k miles on it need a new oil pan?

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I am an owner of a Ford Crown Victoria which I purchased new I've not encountered any problems in the miles I've driven it Lo and behold when I had my oil changed a couple of weeks ago I was...

oil

Jun 01, 1995

Any ideas about what's going on with this "dropped" transmission?

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I have a problem with my Dodge Dakota When I shift into D the transmission does not engage The problem is intermittent and I have no way of making it happen Each time this failure occurs I shift back to...

transmissions repairs

Jun 01, 1995

What could cause windshield wipers to come on while accelerating?

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I have a GMC pickup with a V engine and automatic transmission It is in excellent shape with approximately miles on it Recently each time I step on the gas pedal a little extra hard for passing the windshield wipers...

wipers

Jun 01, 1995

How might I go about replacing a horn myself?

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You are both too young and handsome to know much about the car I drive But I realize that after hearing you and reading you that you are very resourceful I also know you will not smirk at my lovely...

horns electrical wiring

Jun 01, 1995

Get those bowling ball noises checked out while your car is still under warranty!

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We have a Mercury Sable without anti lock brakes When the brakes are applied going forward or backwards it sounds like there are bowling balls rolling around in the trunk My husband mentioned it to the mechanic but nothing was...

noises warranties

Jun 01, 1995

Who knew there were so many definitions of "cozy wings" out there?!

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I never fail to read your column and I am simply amazed by your knowledge I guess that's why I find it hard to believe that you don't know what Cosy Wings are They are one of two things First...

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