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Subaru Engine Sounds - They All Do That


Johnznot's new Subaru Outback is making a noise. His dealer says "they all do that." Is this true, or is the dealer just trying to get out of doing any work? Our verdict here.

why does my car make a horn sound when driving fast on curves

A Noisy Honda Has Maggie Stumped


A mysterious horn-like sound has Maggie and the mechanics baffled. We sound off on the matter.

Jeep Renegade problems and complaints

This Week's Turd of the Week . . .


Find out what earns Car Talk's top dishonor this week. 

Ford Windstar makes knocking sound

Today: The Tale of the Haunted Minivan

"I guess my question for you guys boils down to this: Should we call a mechanic, or an exorcist?"
Honda Civic accelerator has a delayed response

Any Hope for a 1991 Honda Civic Wagon?


Lynnette's old Honda Civic has an intermittent hesitation problem that has her mechanic stumped. Can Car Talk help?

Nissan Maxima makes a thump after hitting speedbumps

What's Going "Thud" in the Trunk?


Everytime Vinnie hits a speedbump in his Nissan Maxima, he hears a thump, like something is loose in the trunk. He's double-checked and can't find the problem. Does Car Talk have a theory?

Mercedes ML430 clicks when AC is on

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?

Can you reduce road noises on a Camry

The Cheapskate's Guide to Quieter Cars


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.

Volvo 850 GLT makes noises when accelerating

Today: Hurricane Under the Hood?


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.

Can you disconnect the warning chime on a Ford F-150

Today: Hearing Aid vs. Warning Chime

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. 


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