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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

Jun 01, 1995

I'm looking to upgrade from my Toyota Corolla wagon. What do you guys suggest?

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For twenty-odd years I have driven older cars including my ' Toyota Corolla station wagon that now has miles Perhaps that is why I am single Anyhow since I like outdoor activities I have decided to keep my reliable and...

buying

Jun 01, 1995

Michael weighs in on how a reader's car fire could have been prevented.

Dear Car Talk

You recently answered a question about a car fire started by an automotive cigarette lighter that did not pop out You suggested the fire could possibly have been prevented by a fuse blow This is not the case Fuses do...

fuses mail bag

Jun 01, 1995

Any idea what could be causing this Accord's herky-jerky vibration?

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I have a Honda Accord with almost miles on it There's a problem that my mechanic can't seem to fix The car vibrates at stop lights so I put it into Neutral which seems to help some But it jerks...

idling

Jun 01, 1995

What do you always side with the ladies?

Dear Car Talk

You guys are always downgrading men when it comes to automotive knowledge You almost always publish incidents where the woman is right and the hubby or some other guy is wrong Are you guys afraid of women Rudy TOM No...

spouses hate mail

Jun 01, 1995

Chris sets us straight on nitrogen filled racing tires.

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I thought you two knew a thing or two Boy was I wrong You two missed the boat on the question of why race cars use nitrogen in their tires Tire pressure and the resulting diameter are extremely critical to...

tires racing

Jun 01, 1995

Please help me When I'm driving through town at about...

Dear Car Talk

Please help me When I'm driving through town at about mile an hour my oil pressure reading is about Then when I stop at a red light the oil pressure drops to zero When I get back on the highway...

engines repairs

Jun 01, 1995

Do new cars need additional rust-proofing these days?

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I recently purchased a Dodge Neon When I was shopping several salesmen told me that the car did not need rustproofing because it came from the factory already rustproofed But when I actually bought the car my salesman told me...

rust

Jun 01, 1995

What could be causing this battery to lose its charge?

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Boy do I hope you can answer my question We have a Chevy Open Road Van that keeps wearing down the battery We have had the camper to two different vehicle electrical shops and they told us all we needed...

alternators batteries electrical wiring

Jun 01, 1995

What do the model numbers on pickups mean?

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I am the owner of a Chevy pick up truck model number with the original six cylinder engine What does the number mean Frank RAY Good question Frank Nowadays pick up truck numbers can reflect any number of things For...

trucks