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Unintended Acceleration with A/C Running Wasn't by Design

Jon's Ford Fairmont gained some uncool pep when he turned on the a/c. 

Can Car Talk Solve Marital Dispute About the AC?

Bill and his wife had a car years ago that would overheat on steep grades if they ran the AC. They've upgraded their cars since then but now they disagree on whether they still have to use the heater on inclines. Who's side will Car Talk take? 

How Much Would You Pay to Fix "Annoying"?

Ken's car makes a clicking sound when the AC is on the coldest setting. The problem is gate motor but the fix involves taking out the entire dash. What does Car Talk recommend?

Where Have All the Vent Windows Gone?

John just got around to replacing his '73 MGB and he's missing the vent windows. Why do new cars not have these? Find out, here. 

Dealer vs. Independent Mechanic: AC Trouble

Steve's Honda Civic needs some work done to his AC. The Honda dealer said the compressor is shot, but Steve's local mechanic thought it might just be some faulty sensors. Find out who Tom and Ray think is right, plus how Steve can find out, right here. 

Today: Luke's Hot Texas Tour

Luke's band's tour van is having major AC problems. Nine guys plus one hot van plus one Texas tour equals one pretty stinky situation. Can Tom and Ray succeed where other mechanics have failed and figure out what's causing this?

More Air Conditioning Myths

Someone once told David never to turn on the Air Conditioner at highway speeds, and he's been faithfully following this advice for 40 years. Now he worries that he's got it all wrong. Can Tom and Ray explain what's really going on when you fire up the AC? 

Today: Will AC-Misuse Destroy This Marriage?

Heat makes Skip cranky, but his wife won't turn on the AC until the car has "warmed up". Can Tom and Ray set them straight?

Today: Will Thomas's cheapskate boss see reason?

I do not have an air conditioner So what you say There are many cars on the streets without any air conditioning most of them old rusted-out beaters But I have a Chevrolet Cobalt base model XFE My boss bought...

Today: Rita's mechanic is full of hot air when it comes to the AC.

I was told today at an auto-body-repair shop that the temperature dial on my car the one that is half-blue and half-red is NOT a thermostat for the air conditioner and that I should NEVER touch it when the air...


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