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Dear Car Talk | Nov 21, 2017

The value of this inheritance may be dubious. 

 

auctions Cadillac Seville

Feb 01, 1998

Some of the results are in -- and you have strong opinions about whether a 16 year-old should have a car.

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spoken RAY Or at least some of America has spoken about -year-olds and car ownership TOM Some weeks ago we got a letter from a -year-old named Sarah who wanted her own car And it just so happened that I...

polls teens

Jan 01, 1998

Dry ice is NOT a good way to cool your car's interior during an Arizona summer.

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I live in Phoenix where the temperature runs as high as degrees in the summer Inside the car the temperature is much higher And even though I have air conditioning it is unbearably hot when first getting into the car...

summer air conditioning

Jan 01, 1998

My neighbor claims my headlights switch on and off in the middle of the night by themselves. Possible?

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I own a B Datsun which runs very well except for one problem Occasionally at night my headlights turn on and off by themselves running down my battery I have never seen it happen but my neighbor insists it is...

headlights

Jan 01, 1998

That power failure might be a classic problem with vintage Toyotas -- carbon buildup on the valves.

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I have a Toyota Camry with miles on it It has been well-cared-for and seems to be in good shape However a couple of weeks ago the motor died out on me while I was driving down the highway The...

valves cleaning carbon buildup Toyota

Jan 01, 1998

How can I quiet down my old junker that runs great but screeches like a banshee?

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I have a Mercury Grand Marquis and it has been a great car It rides beautifully and I've had no trouble with it But it SOUNDS like a junker The fan belt wheezes screeches and screams When I spray it...

noises belts

Jan 01, 1998

Is it reasonable to pay $1,100 in maintenance and repairs on a car that's only 3 years old?

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Okay so we're not so good at being yuppies We just took our Toyota T for its miles service Its last service was over miles ago But they want The truck is less than years old They say we need...

maintenance

Jan 01, 1998

Should I be concerned about my brake pedal slippage?

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I have a ' Dodge Shadow When I stop at a red light and I have my foot on the brakes I can feel the brake pedal slip and go down a little I called my mechanic and he said...

brakes

Jan 01, 1998

My car won't start in humid weather.

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I own a Toyota Camry that has never been any trouble until lately Whenever the weather becomes humid the car won't start I first noticed the problem several months ago when I was driving and the car actually died My...

distributors

Jan 01, 1998

It sounds like someone is beneath our Volvo, banging away with a hammer.

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Your column is great I need a little help with a big noise My teen-age daughters have been driving a ' Volvo DL for several years Anyway my youngest just informed me that the car was making a strange sound...

noises