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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.

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.

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...

Heather wants to switch her '85 Ford Ranger from power steering to manual. Is she nuts?

My name is Heather, and I'm a 20-year-old automotive technical-college student. My pride and joy is a 1985 Ford Ranger that is clinging to the last pathetic shreds of life. I love my truck dearly, and I plan on keeping her...

It's fiance versus dad, in the battle of the steering wheel. Today: Tom and Ray help Anna settle a familial "discussion."

I have a question that has been causing a bit of a disagreement between my fiance and myself. I have a 2000 Toyota, and when he drives it and makes a turn, he turns the steering wheel all the way to...

My steering wheel locks and the dealer won't fix it. What do I do?

The steering wheel on my Acura RSX has locked on me while driving three times now I took it in to the dealership and they could not find anything wrong and thus were unable to fix it I have to...

What might it cost me to fix this power steering fluid leak?

I have a Chevrolet Malibu In the last two months I have been losing power steering fluid I have had to add fluid every two or three weeks I have been looking under the car for leaks or spots but...

How much play in a steering wheel is too much?

The steering wheel in my wife's Ford Taurus wagon has a noticable amount of play The steering wheel feels loose and turning it through the dead zone causes no change in the car's direction There is about five-eighths of an...


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