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Lexus ES300 smells of gas when idling

What's Causing Gas Smell at Stoplights?


Dan's car is running just fine, but he's been noticing the smell of gasoline when idling at stoplights. The mechanic hasn't been able to replicate the problem. Car Talk's advice for detecting the source of the leak, right here.

Removing vomit smell from car

How to Clean Up After a Carsick Doggie


Did your Great Dane just regurgitate three pounds of kibble in the backseat of your Kia? Never fear. Car Talk pet experts Melissa and Sip explain how to keep smells at bay.

Volvo smells like crayons

Help Tom and Ray Diagnose This Smelly Car


Carolina is worried about the crayon smell in her daughter's Volvo. They've tried everything to get rid of it, but nothing's worked and Carolina is worried it might be some dangerous chemical. Tom and Ray are stumped, so we're turning to you, our clever fans to help Carolina out. Read Carolina's question and tell us what you think.

Chevy Trailblazer smells of gas when turned on

Today: Shannon's Trailblazer Smells Like Gasoline


Shannon smells gas when she starts up her 2004 Chevy Trailblazer. She's seen two mechanics and they say there's nothing to worry about, but she doesn't want to drive her kids to school in a fire-trap. Can Tom and Ray put her mind at ease?

how can i remove a horrible pet smell from my car

Is There Any Hope for Joan's Stinky Prius?


Joan's brother's dog befouled the backseat of her Prius and three years later, it still stinks! Can Tom and Ray help Joan out or is she doomed to spend the rest of her days driving a rolling olfactory nightmare?

who should pay for cleaning a car after someone gets sick in it

Today: Tom and Ray handle a very sick etiquette question.


I have an etiquette question. Consider the case of three families, all friends. Family A gets a new Escalade with all the bells and whistles. It is Daddy A's baby! Family B has a teenager with a history of motion...

removing the smell of vomit from a car

Today: what's the best way to clean up some... vomit?


A passenger in my son's Toyota Tacoma truck did not get his head all the way out of the window prior to vomiting. The exterior and the interior of the truck have been detailed, but the smell lingers. When the...

How long does a little "wind" stick around, inside a car?

My problem began when I was driving down the road in our 2005 Dodge Caravan, packed full of our own kids and kids from the neighborhood. My elderly and ... let us call her "severe" mother was asleep in the front passenger...

How can Jill get one very stubborn stink out of her '87 XJ6 Jaguar?

I was given a 1987 XJ6 Jag. She's one fine-looking lady. But she smells. I recently spent $1,100 of my government stimulus check having the car completely cleaned on the inside. My mechanic (a very honest, small-town guy) took out all the...

Can you help Tom and Ray solve a very stinky problem?

I own a Jaguar Silverstone XKR. When I use the windshield washers, the smell is a cross between very bad breath and cow manure. I've emptied the tank several times and flushed it with Clorox, but it still puts out...


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