Tag: suspension

36 Posts

Nov 01, 1998

Is there anything I can do to make my truck ride a bit more like a Lexus?

Dear Car Talk

As the head of Buildings and Grounds for my family I needed and purchased a Nissan X pickup truck Unfortunately my real work fundraising consultant to snooty private schools requires that I log many miles especially on the New Jersey...

suspension trucks

Jun 01, 1997

Is there any way I can tighten up the suspension on my Oldsmobile?

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My Olds Cutlass Ciera has been a great car for miles I'm wondering if it could be made to handle better It's a little bouncy and it sways a little when it corners Do you think if I got the...

suspension

Oct 01, 1996

Washboard Roads: Fast or Slow?

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Tom and Ray need your help. They got a letter from Ron, who wants to know whether it's better to drive fast or slow on "washboard roads". He says slow, but his wife votes for fast. Tom and Ray aren't sure who's righ, and they want to hear from you! 

suspension driving tips

Jul 01, 1996

Are shocks impacted by weather?

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My car is a Ford Taurus GL bought secondhand last September with miles on it This past winter whenever the temperature went down to freezing or below the ride became very rough and even going over a little stone caused...

suspension winter

Jun 01, 1996

What are "arm bushings" and "sway bushings"...and is it worth replacing them?

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I recently took my Toyota Camry All Wheel Drive to the dealer to have the center exhaust pipe repaired In addition to fixing the pipe the dealer informed me that I need to replace the rear control arm bushings and...

suspension

Feb 01, 1996

Noises going over speed bumps.

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I drive an ' Beretta and just recently I've noticed that when I drive over a speed bump my car makes a loud bang-bang sound that wasn't there before I asked my brother in law if he thought I should...

suspension noises

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?

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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

May 01, 1994

After having shocks and struts replaced on my Volvo my...

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After having shocks and struts replaced on my Volvo my car has a rattle in the left rear when I go over bumps After taking the car back twice and being told nothing was wrong I took it back a...

suspension wheels Volvo

Feb 01, 1994

Recently I purchased a Chevy Astro van with miles on...

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Recently I purchased a Chevy Astro van with miles on it Under normal circumstances it runs fine however on two occassions things have become violent The first occasion was late last winter when I was travelling in a light snow...

winter suspension tires