Tag: noises

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Is Engine Noise in Brand-New Car Normal?
May 18, 2017

Is Engine Noise in Brand-New Car Normal?

Dear Car Talk

Mary Lou's new car has odd noises escaping from the engine compartment. Do "they all do that" or should she press her mechanic for an answer?

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Subaru engine noises
Jan 26, 2017

Subaru Engine Sounds - They All Do That

Guest Bloggers

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.

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why does my car make a horn sound when driving fast on curves
Jun 07, 2016

A Noisy Honda Has Maggie Stumped

Dear Car Talk

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

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Jeep Renegade problems and complaints
Mar 14, 2016

This Week's Turd of the Week . . .

Car Talk Car Complaints

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

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Ford Windstar makes knocking sound
Feb 04, 2016

Today: The Tale of the Haunted Minivan

Dear Car Talk

"I guess my question for you guys boils down to this: Should we call a mechanic, or an exorcist?"

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Honda Civic accelerator has a delayed response
Dec 29, 2015

Any Hope for a 1991 Honda Civic Wagon?

Dear Car Talk

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

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Nissan Maxima makes a thump after hitting speedbumps
Dec 22, 2015

What's Going "Thud" in the Trunk?

Dear Car Talk

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?

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Mercedes ML430 clicks when AC is on
May 21, 2015

How Much Would You Pay to Fix "Annoying"?

Dear Car Talk

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?

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Can you reduce road noises on a Camry
Oct 23, 2014

The Cheapskate's Guide to Quieter Cars

Dear Car Talk

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.

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Volvo 850 GLT makes noises when accelerating
Oct 02, 2014

Today: Hurricane Under the Hood?

Dear Car Talk

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.

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