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Why Won't Car Pass Inspection?

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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...

Sluggish starts? Check these three things.

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...

What could cause a catalytic converter to clog?

I have a Thunderbird with approximately miles on it I was driving on the expressway going about mph when I pressed on the gas pedal and lost power I had the car towed and my mechanic told me I needed...

Will a car run "better" without a catalytic converter or muffler?

Forgive me for asking a purely theoretical question but I need to win a bet Will a current model American car run better without a catalytic converter or without a muffler Please understand I have no intention of removing these...

Federal law restricts re-attaching a converter to a car.

The muffler and catalytic converter on my Oldsmobile fell off due to a faulty clamp I took the car to a Midas shop where the muffler was previously installed The manager told me he couldn't re-attach the converter even though...


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