Tag: leaks

73 Posts

Pontiac GTO leaks in heavy rain
Apr 15, 2014

Today: Fix for Bill's Leaky Sunroof?

Dear Car Talk

The aftermarket sunroof in Bill's Pontiac GTO leaks in heavy rains and at the carwash. Tom and Ray say there are a couple things he can check before he settles for having a GTO that's half full. Find out what Tom and Ray say, right here.

leaks

is there a cheap way to get just my air and fluid levels checked
Mar 18, 2013

Today: Who Will Check Rick's Oil?

Dear Car Talk

Rick, a self-identified geezer, has reached the age where he just wants to pay someone else to check his car's pressure and fluids for him. But he's had no luck finding a gas station that offers this service. Tom and Ray think these services are less important than they used to be. Find out why and whether they have any advice for Rick, all right here. 

maintenance leaks

Chevy Trailblazer smells of gas when turned on
Jan 29, 2013

Today: Shannon's Trailblazer Smells Like Gasoline

Dear Car Talk

Shannon smells gas when she starts up her 2004 Chevy Trailblazer. She's seen two mechanics and they say there's nothing to worry about, but she doesn't want to drive her kids to school in a fire-trap. Can Tom and Ray put her mind at ease?

smells gasoline leaks

what should i do for an oil leak that is getting worse and worse
Oct 26, 2012

Today: Kylee's Not-So-Small Oil Leak

Dear Car Talk

Kylee used Mercury Sable came with a "small" oil leak. It's only getting worse and she's getting tired of filling it every couple weeks. Tom and Ray have plenty of sympathy for Kylee but don't hold out much hope for the Mercury. Find out why, right here.

leaks DIY oil

will driving without coolant ruin an engine
Sep 19, 2012

Today: Did Evelyn's Grandson Wreck Her Engine?

Dear Car Talk

Evelyn's grandon borrowed her car and when she got it back it was out of coolant. She loaned it to him again and now the entire engine needs to be replaced. Tom and Ray have some ideas for Evelyn and a few more ideas for her speed-demon grandson. Find out what they recommend, right here.

leaks coolant

Toyota Camry has a leaky strut
Jan 20, 2012

Who Should Fix Todd's Camry?

Dear Car Talk

Todd's Toyota Camry is leaking fluid but the dealer says it's no big deal. Should they fix it anyway?

leaks struts Toyota

what is a smoke test for a car used to detect
May 01, 2011

Can a "smoke test" be used to track down a gas leak?

Dear Car Talk

I've been driving for more years than I care to say, but this is the first I've heard of something called a "smoke test." Recently I noticed a gas odor coming from somewhere around the back end of my car...

leaks

can i clean out the weep channels in my car myself
Nov 01, 2010

Today: Tom and Ray help Annah de-leakify her Camry's roof.

Dear Car Talk

A few years ago, our 1998 Camry started to leak water inside. This is a problem in Oregon, so we took it in for repair, and 500 dollars later, they told us that they cleared the "weep channels" in the sunroof. Evidently...

leaks DIY windshields windows interiors

Dec 01, 2008

Can Jeff stop the oil leaking from his Fiat? Read today's column.

Dear Car Talk

My wife and I just became the proud owners of a 1981 Fiat 2000 Spider with only 40,000 miles on the odometer. The car is in great shape, runs like new and is absolutely fun to drive. After parking the car overnight, I...

leaks gaskets DIY

Jul 01, 2008

What could cause Vicky's mysterious, infrequent coolant leak?

Dear Car Talk

I drive a 2002 Subaru Outback. During this past winter, we had a significant cold snap where I live, with temperatures below zero. After the first day of the cold snap, I noticed a puddle of coolant on the floor of...

leaks coolant