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This Week's Turd of the Week . . .

03.14.2016
Find out what earns Car Talk's top dishonor this week. 

Is It Safe To Drive Car With Slipping Transmission?

03.01.2016
The transmission on Bill's 2000 Volvo V70 is slipping. Is it safe to keep driving it? Car Talk's take, right here.

Turd of the Week: Ford Fiesta

01.15.2016
This week's honoree takes home the prize for rough shifting and worse--transmission failures. 

Mechanic vs. Manual: When's the Right Time to Change Fluids?

01.19.2016
Leroy can't get a straight answer on when to change the transmission fluids in his older cars. Can Car Talk set the record straight? 

Turd of the Week: Transmission Failures, Engine Troubles and More!

10.19.2015
Our Turd of the Week features a car that we think is going to be headed to the scrapyard before its time. Our editorial team, working with our pals at Car Complaints, combs through the Car Complaints database and spots problem cars before anyone--except the unfortunate owners. This week's result, right here.

Today: Acceptable Substitutions for Transmission Fluid?

09.10.2015
Marc wants to substitute tractor hydraulic fluid for the recommended Dextron trasmission fluid his car takes. Can Car Talk talk him out of this harebrained idea?

Today in Bogus: Transmission Preservation

05.22.2014
Today: David wants Tom and Ray to set the record straight on some bizarre driving behavior from the past. In high school, he used to cruise around with his friend in the friend's dad's '73 lime green Ford Pinto. The dad insisted that the kid use first and third gears on odd numbered days and second and fourth on the even numbered days, which he insisted would double the life of the transmission. Where does this fall on the scale of one to completely BoOoOoOgus?  

What Happened to Tamerlyn's Transmission?

04.24.2014
One of Tamerlyn's transmission lines blew out and she wants to know why. Tom and Ray first offer their condolences, and then explain how these lines work, and what can cause them to fail, right here. 

Today: Best Way to Change Transmission Fluid?

12.12.2013
Jim needs to change the transmission fluid in his 2005 Chrysler 300C, but he's a little nervous about it. The last time he got this done (on his previous car) the transmission went out a week later. Tom and Ray explain the different methods and try to reassure Jim that the fluid change was not responsible for the demise of his last car. 

Today: CV Transmissions

07.02.2013
Pete's considering buying a new Honda but he's curious about the CV transmission. He's driven manuals and automatics for the last 50 years and isn't sure he's ready for something new. Tom and Ray explain how CVTs work, and encourage Pete to go for a test drive. 

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