Tag: noises

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Mercedes ML430 clicks when AC is on
May 21, 2015

How Much Would You Pay to Fix "Annoying"?

Dear Car Talk

Ken's car makes a clicking sound when the AC is on the coldest setting. The problem is gate motor but the fix involves taking out the entire dash. What does Car Talk recommend?

air conditioning noises

Can you reduce road noises on a Camry
Oct 23, 2014

The Cheapskate's Guide to Quieter Cars

Dear Car Talk

Winson wonders why more expensive cars are so much quieter. He can't afford a Mercedes he's hoping there's something he can install in his Camry to tone down the road noises. Tom and Ray's advice, right here.


Volvo 850 GLT makes noises when accelerating
Oct 02, 2014

Today: Hurricane Under the Hood?

Dear Car Talk

Devin's Volvo 850 GLT is making a sound like there's a hurricane under the hood. Will Tom and Ray be able to solve this one or should Devin consult a meteorologist? Find out right here.


Can you disconnect the warning chime on a Ford F-150
Jul 23, 2013

Today: Hearing Aid vs. Warning Chime

Dear Car Talk

Gary got a new hearing aid, and now he wants to disconnect the warning chime on his beloved Ford F-150. Tom and Ray say the job should be pretty easy . . . for a highly trained bomb squad. Find out why this is so complicated, right here. 


what is the loud whining noise my car makes after if goes through a puddle
Mar 21, 2013

Why Is Moon's Mitsubishi Squeaking?

Dear Car Talk

Moon's Mitsubishi Lancer started squeaking when it rains, and now it squeals and whines all the time. Tom and Ray say she has two choices--either she can get it checked out, or she can just wait for the belt to break and fall off. Then she'll be able to enjoy the silence once again! 

noises belts

Does washing brakes reduce squeaking
Apr 01, 2009

Will washing your brakes reduce squeaking?

Dear Car Talk

My daughter-in-law just sent her son out to wash her car's brakes. I told her I had never heard of that before. She said that when her brakes start to squeak, she gets her son to wash the accumulated dust...

brakes noises cleaning

Dec 01, 2008

Are groaning brakes a cause for concern?

Dear Car Talk

I had new brake pads installed about three weeks ago, and when I use the brake pedal to stop, the car makes a groaning noise. The mechanic told me that it takes about a month to "break the pads in...

brakes noises

help for my old car that is perfect except for the broken seat belt sensor
Sep 01, 2007

Can Tom and Ray save Jane from the creeping insanity, brought on by the incessantly-beeping seat belt warning alarm?

Dear Car Talk

You guys are great, and my 6-year-old loves you, too. Please help me stay sane! I have a 14-year-old Honda Civic that runs great, even with 174,000 miles. My only problem is that the seat-belt warning light flashes and the warning...

warning lights safety features noises

help for my brakes that groan awkwardly in the cold
Sep 01, 2007

Does Karen really have to grin and bear the groans coming from her Jeep's brakes?

Dear Car Talk

I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty that groans so badly when I use the brakes, it causes people walking down the street to stop and stare. The noise seems to get louder when the weather is cold or damp. Living in...

brakes noises Jeep

what is wrong with the ticking car my neighbor uses to give me a ride to the bus stop
Aug 01, 2006

Kai's neighbor's car is making a loud ticking noise. Is it about to break down?

Dear Car Talk

I am writing to you regarding my neighbor's car. I think it's about to break down. Now, normally I wouldn't care, but the thing is, I don't have a car, and my neighbor gives me a ride down to the...

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