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Why Won't Car Pass Inspection?

02.26.2015
Nadine's son's car won't pass the smog inspection until he gets a new catalytic converter. Car Talk thinks someone pulled a fast one on him when he bought the car. 

Today: Truck Won't Start on Damp Days

03.24.2014
Bob had a water pump failure on his 2001 Dakota and ever since, the truck won't start on damp days. Tom and Ray say he can solve his problem, easy! Just move to a drier climate. Death Valley perhaps? Read the rest of their advice, right here.

Today: No Fire, No Problem?

01.14.2014
After two hours on the highway, the floor and underside of the middle seat are hot to the touch in Beth's Honda Odyssey. Her mechanic says as long as nothing is glowing there's no problem. Tom and Ray disagree and think Beth's right to be worried. Read their theories on what's going on, right here. 

Patrick's Audi Failed Inspection: Should He Sell?

04.19.2012
Patrick's 2001 Audi needs a new catalytic converter but the cost of the repair nearly equals the value of the car. Tom and Ray think it might be worth it to fix the car in this case. Find out why right here.

Just What Would Cause Angela's Muffler to Explode?

09.01.2006
What would cause a muffler to explode? We just had work done on our '93 Saab 900S. It was running very sluggish up hills, and diagnostics showed several leaks in the exhaust pipes leading out of the catalytic converter. After...

Can my Geo Metro get by without a catalytic converter...and a muffler?

02.01.2005
I have a ' Geo Metro with a -liter engine and a five-speed transmission I recently took my car four-wheeling and broke a few things OK OK I broke a lot of things -- the catalytic converter being one of...

Can you think of any reason why a catalytic converter would catch fire while driving?

09.01.1999
Can you think of any reason why a catalytic converter would catch fire while driving -- Sharon TOM No RAY I've certainly never seen it happen And I've had cars come into the shop with converters that were absolutely glowing...

How hot can a catalytic converter get before it causes damage?

07.01.1999
I have an exhaust question for you How hot can a catalytic converter get before there is damage The reason I'm asking is because a local muffler shop demonstrated with some sort of heat-detection device that while my engine was...

Sluggish starts? Check these three things.

04.01.1996
My Renault Alliance -liter has more power in Reverse than in Drive What can I do to stop the sluggishness when starting from a stopped position -- Ariel RAY The truth is most cars feel zippy in Reverse because the...

I own a Chevrolet Camaro My wife recently used the...

07.01.1994
I own a Chevrolet Camaro My wife recently used the car to drop off newspapers at the local recycling center While she was dumping the old newspapers one of her plastic grocery bags blew under the car and immediately stuck...

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