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why does hitting the blower motor on my AC fix it when it's stuck

This 4Runner's Blower Motor is a Whack Job

10.06.2016

Dale's Toyota 4Runner has a blower that sometimes needs a solid whack to get working. Should he replace it, or just smack it a while longer?

why is my audi leaking water and flooding my carpets

This Frustrating Water Leak May Have a Cheap Fix

09.08.2016

A mysterious leak has baffled Tina and waterlogged her Audi's carpeting. What's the source of this irritating irrigation?

why does the gas pedal in my car release when i brake hard or turn on the air conditioner

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

07.21.2016

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

can modern cars handle cranking the air conditioning during steep ascents

Can Car Talk Solve Marital Dispute About the AC?

03.22.2016

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? 

Mercedes ML430 clicks when AC is on

How Much Would You Pay to Fix "Annoying"?

05.21.2015

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?

Why do cars no longer have vent windows

Where Have All the Vent Windows Gone?

04.28.2015

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. 

Honda Civic AC blows hot air

Dealer vs. Independent Mechanic: AC Trouble

04.10.2014
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.
why does the air conditioning fail and the heater come on when pulling a trailer up a hill

Today: Luke's Hot Texas Tour

12.04.2012

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?

do I need to slow down before I turn on the air conditioning

More Air Conditioning Myths

07.26.2012

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? 

do i need to wait for the engine to warm up before i turn on the air conditioning

Today: Will AC-Misuse Destroy This Marriage?

07.24.2012

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?

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