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A Story of a Moron and His New Blue Lights

Tim Cotton

Tim Cotton | Oct 20, 2017

"No, I did not misuse the blue lights in order to take a parking space. At least not intentionally." 

law enforcement

Oct 01, 1995

Differentials, explained.

Dear Car Talk

I bought a new Mercury Sable wagon back in Several times I've noticed that only one of the front wheels has power transmitted to it for traction purposes This has resulted in one wheel spinning on snow covered surfaces while...

differentials

Oct 01, 1995

Mr. Goodwrench owes you more than a temporary fix.

Dear Car Talk

I own a Chevy pickup Early in its life it developed an engine noise After a few thousand miles a new short block was installed in the motor under warranty Now I have an interior coolant leak of some kind...

liability

Oct 01, 1995

What could cause vibration upon acceleration?

Dear Car Talk

We have a Olds with miles on it It gets serviced regularly at the dealership and always by the book Between - miles per hour the car begins to vibrate but only when accelerating When we drive faster than mph...

axles

Oct 01, 1995

What can I do with a car that isn't fit to sell?

Dear Car Talk

I have a ' Buick with a dead battery that didn't run very well even when the battery wasn't dead I have to admit it's not worth much of anything so I don't feel right selling it to anybody Other...

Vehicle Donation Program junkyards

Oct 01, 1995

Why do you recommend putting a manual transmission into neutral at a stoplight?

Dear Car Talk

In your pamphlet Ten Ways You May Be Ruining Your Car you guys mention in number that if you are driving a manual transmission you should put the car in Neutral and take your foot off the clutch when you're...

manual transmissions driving tips

Oct 01, 1995

Does moving my electric seat with the engine turned off drain my car's battery?

Dear Car Talk

Before I start my car I move the electric seat forward so I can reach the gas pedal My boyfriend screams at me constantly and informs me that I am killing the battery this way Please am I doing something...

batteries marital advice seats

Oct 01, 1995

If I burn through all the oil in my VW Bug, do I need to bother changing it?

Dear Car Talk

I am the proud owner of a ' VW Bug It is a great little car but leaks about a quart of oil every miles Since it only holds three quarts and since I have put in three quarts by...

oil

Oct 01, 1995

What could be causing a water gurgling sound when I brake?

Dear Car Talk

I have a ' Ford Tempo with a little over miles My problem is that when I apply the brakes and come to a stop I get a gurgling sound like water splashing around in the front of the car...

noises

Oct 01, 1995

Any ideas about what could be causing noisy lifters?

Dear Car Talk

I own a Ranger X with a liter V automatic The truck has plus miles on it I purchased it used a year ago so I don't have a lot of vehicle history To make a long painful story short...

noises repairs Ford Ranger