Tag: struts

17 Posts

Sep 01, 1998

What could cause three axles and three CV joints to blow in three days if it's not the motor mounts?

Dear Car Talk

Help My friend has a Dodge Caravan V with an automatic transmission The driver's-side axle has been replaced three times in four days The same thing keeps happening The inner CV joint keeps blowing apart within about yards All three...

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Feb 01, 1996

Worn out shocks or struts?

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I have a Celica which has begun to exhibit signs of what I think are worn shocks or struts It frequently bottoms out through dips and the tires have begun to rub against something when making sharper turns at moderate...

suspension struts

Jun 01, 1995

How do I know when it's time to replace my shock absorbers?

Dear Car Talk

Do you have any good ideas on when and if shock absorbers should be replaced Those guys who sell and install them say now Various mechanics I have questioned shrug The ride in my car seems fine What do you...

suspension struts

Mar 01, 1994

When we had tires put on our two year old...

Dear Car Talk

When we had tires put on our two year old Chevy Lumina the mechanic told us that one of our rear struts was leaking and needed to be replaced My question is why are struts so expensive The dealership wanted...

struts

Aug 01, 1993

What causes "cupped" tires?

Dear Car Talk

What is the cause of cupped tires We drive a Chrysler New Yorker We rotate the tires every miles At miles the Goodyear tires cupped and were replaced by Goodyear Now at miles the tires are cupped again Chrysler blames...

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Jan 01, 1993

Is it safe to roadtrip in a car with a wheel that bounces like a basketball?

Dear Car Talk

I recently drove my girlfriend's sister's car from Seattle Washington to Salem Oregon as a favor I would have found some way to back out if I had known what I was getting into the car was a bomb Although...

suspension struts

Sep 01, 1991

New tires are what you need...

Dear Car Talk

I recently rotated the tires on my car and afterward found that my steering wheel vibrated excessively at higher speeds To test the possibility that the vibration was due to the tires I switched the two front tires from my...

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