Posts Tagged "transmissions"

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When the Car Tells You It's Time to Trade, Listen


Is that little whisper saying "fix me" or "trade me"? Here's one story where the message is clear.

Used Ford Focus – Buy This Year, Not That One!


Shoppers looking for a Ford Focus should avoid these years to stay away from door latch issues and failing transmissions.

Does the Old Gray Mare Have a Few Miles Left?


Barb's Town and Country needs transmission work. Should she spend the money or put it out to pasture?

What's the Worst You Can Do to Your Transmission?

Rolf wants to know if putting his automatic into reverse immediately after starting will shorten its life.

Applying Some Smarts to a Failed Fourtwo Repair

Is Bonnie's Smart dealership giving her the runaround when it comes to fixing her runabout? 

A Slow-Shifting Skylark: A Lesson on Older Automatic Transmissions

A sluggish transmission on a vintage car is a teachable moment on how old automatics work.
Jeep Renegade problems and complaints

This Week's Turd of the Week . . .


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

Is It Safe To Drive Car With Slipping Transmission?

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

Turd of the Week: Ford Fiesta


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?

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? 


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