Tag: engines

162 Posts

Is My Car Sending Smoke Signals about Its Health?
Mar 23, 2017

Is My Car Sending Smoke Signals about Its Health?

Dear Car Talk

White smoke on starting, you and your car soon will be parting.

engines smoke Toyota Camry

2016 Ford Explorer problems and complaints.
Aug 17, 2016

First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2016 Ford Explorer

Car Talk Car Complaints

Sudden loss of power? Limp home mode? We've spotted a trend of complaints about the 2016 Ford Explorer. 

throttles engines Ford Explorer 2016

Saab 900 Turbo doesn't run
Nov 17, 2015

Can Susie Revive Inherited Saab?

Dear Car Talk

Susie just inherited a 1983 Saab 900 Turbo hatchback in perfect condition...except for one thing-- it doesn't run.

engines Saab 900

Honda Civic engine revs when stopped
Aug 20, 2015

Today: What's Causing Engine to Rev?

Dear Car Talk

Howard's Honda Civic tends to rev at stoplights or stop sign. He's taken it to the dealer but they haven't been able to figure it out. What's going on? Car Talk's answer here.


Ford Explorer with blown head gasket
Aug 18, 2015

Rebuild or Replace: What's the Best Choice for an Older Car?

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk: I recently inherited the car I spent my childhood washing. It has some problems...


Hyundai Sonata car complaints
Sep 29, 2015

Turd of the Week - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Car Talk Car Complaints

Our Turd of the Week? The 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Turns out, the engines are going.... BOOM. Get the details, and what you can do about it, here.  

engines Hyundai Sonata 2011 2012

BMW X5 engine suddenly seized
Jul 21, 2015

What Caused the Engine to Seize?

Dear Car Talk

Don's daughter's engine suddenly seized up, and now the car is dead. What caused this and was there anything they could have done to have prevented it?

engines timing chains

Differences between six and eight cylinders
Jul 14, 2015

Today: Six is the New Eight

Dear Car Talk

Bruce is buying a new car and wonders if a six cylinder Buick will deliver the same performance he got out of his eight cylinder Grand Marquis. Car Talk's cylinder math, right here.


Engine on a Chrysler LeBaron vibrates
May 12, 2015

The Shaking LeBaron

Dear Car Talk

Lin's 1988 Chrysler LeBaron is giving her trouble, and giving us Ricardo Montalban flashbacks. What's causing the engine to shake? 

engines Chrysler LeBaron

Ford Explorer warranty issues
Feb 17, 2015

Is Ford Dealership Giving Jane the Runaround?

Dear Car Talk

Should Jane's Ford Explorer's woes be covered under warranty? Car Talk's advice, right here.