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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?

The Cheapskate's Guide to Quieter Cars

10.23.2014
Winson wonders why more expensive cars are so much quieter. He can't afford a Mercedes he's hoping there's something he can install in his Camry to tone down the road noises. Tom and Ray's advice, right here.

Today: Hurricane Under the Hood?

10.02.2014
Devin's Volvo 850 GLT is making a sound like there's a hurricane under the hood. Will Tom and Ray be able to solve this one or should Devin consult a meteorologist? Find out right here.

Today: Hearing Aid vs. Warning Chime

07.23.2013
Gary got a new hearing aid, and now he wants to disconnect the warning chime on his beloved Ford F-150. Tom and Ray say the job should be pretty easy . . . for a highly trained bomb squad. Find out why this is so complicated, right here. 

Why Is Moon's Mitsubishi Squeaking?

03.21.2013
Moon's Mitsubishi Lancer started squeaking when it rains, and now it squeals and whines all the time. Tom and Ray say she has two choices--either she can get it checked out, or she can just wait for the belt to break and fall off. Then she'll be able to enjoy the silence once again! 

Will washing your brakes reduce squeaking?

04.01.2009
My daughter-in-law just sent her son out to wash her car's brakes. I told her I had never heard of that before. She said that when her brakes start to squeak, she gets her son to wash the accumulated dust...

Are groaning brakes a cause for concern?

12.01.2008
I had new brake pads installed about three weeks ago, and when I use the brake pedal to stop, the car makes a groaning noise. The mechanic told me that it takes about a month to "break the pads in...

Does Karen really have to grin and bear the groans coming from her Jeep's brakes?

09.01.2007
I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty that groans so badly when I use the brakes, it causes people walking down the street to stop and stare. The noise seems to get louder when the weather is cold or damp. Living in...

Can Tom and Ray save Jane from the creeping insanity, brought on by the incessantly-beeping seat belt warning alarm?

09.01.2007
You guys are great, and my 6-year-old loves you, too. Please help me stay sane! I have a 14-year-old Honda Civic that runs great, even with 174,000 miles. My only problem is that the seat-belt warning light flashes and the warning...

Kai's neighbor's car is making a loud ticking noise. Is it about to break down?

08.01.2006
I am writing to you regarding my neighbor's car. I think it's about to break down. Now, normally I wouldn't care, but the thing is, I don't have a car, and my neighbor gives me a ride down to the...

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