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There's Really No Shortcut on a Transmission Rebuild

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Jan 18, 2018

This vintage T-Bird needs transmission work. Is the mechanic being shifty?

transmissions Ford Thunderbird

Is Buying an Old Car a Good Idea, Even If It Is Pristine?
Jan 04, 2018

Is Buying an Old Car a Good Idea, Even If It Is Pristine?

Dear Car Talk

Your neighbor's old showroom-condition car may be a dud...or a deal.

buying repairs Buick Regal 1992

Tom and Ray working.
Jan 02, 2018

Want Ray's Help? Ask Car Talk a Question!

Staff Blog

Got a car problem? Want Ray's help? Send your question to our newspaper column, right here!

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The Big Bang Theory Applied to a CR-V
Jan 02, 2018

The Big Bang Theory Applied to a CR-V

Dear Car Talk

The lound banging noise beneath this Honda points to a transmission issue.

Honda CR-V 2000

Is the Rearview Mirror Moving, or Is the Driver?
Dec 28, 2017

Is the Rearview Mirror Moving, or Is the Driver?

Dear Car Talk

Brent isn't sure whether his mirror is drooping, or he is.

mirrors

Honda CR-V Touring
Dec 26, 2017

Honda Turbo Owner Told to Cool Her Jets

Dear Car Talk

The moral of this story: Salesmen don't always know squat about cars.

turbo oil Honda CR-V 2017

New York City streetscape
Dec 22, 2017

New York’s $500,000 Parking Spaces

J.C. Howard

You thought YOUR parking situation was bad...

parking

Can 'Limp Home Mode' Happen at Home?
Dec 21, 2017

Can 'Limp Home Mode' Happen at Home?

Dear Car Talk

A Saturn's limited rpm after starting may be a sensor issue.

catalytic converters sensors Saturn Outlook 2008

Dec 20, 2017

Top 5 Reasons You Should Travel By Car For The Holidays

J.C. Howard

Going somewhere this holiday season? Here's why we think you should rent a car and drive.

road trips

Santa's sleigh redesigned as a Ford Evos
Dec 20, 2017

A Makeover for Santa's Sleigh

Jim Motavalli

We heard Santa needs a new ride. For the Santamobile 2.0, the choices range from a repurposed cargo plane to an electric semi.