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Will Water Harm the Power-Steering System?


Craig goofed and added some water to his power steering system. Flushing it is easy--and might be worth putting on video.

what is magnasteer and do i need it

What Is Magnasteer, and Is It Necessary?


David's 2002 Buick LeSabre needs a new rack and pinion. Does he have to stick with a Magnasteer replacement?

Problems with used Nissan Altimas.

Used Nissan Altima, Buy This Year, Not That One!


The Nissan Altima can make a good used car, but choose your year wisely.

why does my car automatically slow down after turning a corner

Ray Offers a Couple of Final Suggestions before Eldorado Is Ditched


Can Ray help Arlene's Eldorado come to its senses? It's been veering towards fences for so long.

does my power steering rack and pinion really need to be replaced

The 4Runner that's not 4turning


Winter is coming, and Luis finds that it's a stark reminder that he'll have steering problems. But is his mechanic giving him a snow job?

Can old and new power steering fluid be combined

Advice for an Aspiring Steering Fluid Mixologist

Greg found some power steering fluid of questionable vintage while cleaning out his parents' garage. Now he wonders if it would be risky to mix them up and use them. Tom and Ray say he should go ahead and mix them together, as long as he's mixing them for the sole purpose of making it easier to transport to the nearest recycling facility. Find out why using this cocktail in a newer car is a terrible idea, right here.
are loose steering wheel bolts a factory defect

Should Toyota Pay for New Steering Column?


Dennis's daughter-in-law is having trouble with her Toyota Corolla. At 40,000 miles, the steering wheel fell off. Could this have been her fault? And if not, who should pay? Get Tom and Ray's opinion, right here.

Is turning the wheels when the car is stopped bad

Who Knows Best - Dad or the Driving Instructor?


Jeff's daughter is learning to drive and the driving instructor's parallel parking method will cause damage to his car. Is he right to be worried, or should he let it go?

Today: one car problem that calls for urgent, immediate attention.

We have a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Whenever we hit a big bump in the road or a pothole, the Jeep starts shaking uncontrollably, and the steering wheel is next to impossible to hold straight. We have to slow down, pull...

Today: A Prius guinea pig gets a raw deal.

So, I was driving home in my beloved 2003 Toyota Prius on Friday. I turned right a few blocks from my house, and the wheel froze in the turned position ... I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting a...


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