Tag: transmissions

125 Posts

This Lexus Would Rather Speed up at a Stop
Oct 24, 2017

This Lexus Would Rather Speed up at a Stop

Dear Car Talk

What could be causing acceleration before stopping? Ray says there are three possibilities.

brakes transmissions Lexus GX 460 2010

Choosing between a Transmission Flush or Fluid Change
Sep 21, 2017

Choosing between a Transmission Flush or Fluid Change

Dear Car Talk

When it comes to transmission fluid, flushing beats changing.

transmissions fluids Jeep Cherokee 2000

Using Cruise Control on Downgrades Won't Harm Your Engine
May 23, 2017

Using Cruise Control on Downgrades Won't Harm Your Engine

Dear Car Talk

Doug uses cruise control to slow his roll on descents. How does this affect his drivetrain?

cruise control safety transmissions

Mar 07, 2017

Cold Clutch Doesn't Want to Work Properly

Dear Car Talk

Hugh's newish Hyundai has a clutch that doesn't work on cold mornings. What's the connection between the temperature and his shifting woes?

clutches transmissions Hyundai Accent 2013

Feb 02, 2017

How to Stop a Car That Creeps on Hills While Parked

Dear Car Talk

Poke's new Subaru Forester wants to roll away on hills. Is the engine, clutch, or parking brake the culprit?

transmissions brakes clutches Subaru Forester 2016

2009 Honda Odyssey
Dec 22, 2016

Used Honda Odyssey: Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

The Honda Odyssey is a comfortable family vehicle much beloved by owners. However, like all used vehicles, the Odyssey minivan has years and problems a shopper may want to avoid. 

transmissions Honda Odyssey

do all new cars have an acceleration lag
Nov 15, 2016

The Case of the Reluctant Renegade

Dear Car Talk

Ken's 2015 Jeep Renegade hesitates before accelerating. His dealer says "they all do that" but is Ken being sold a load of horsefeathers?

transmissions Jeep Renegade 2015

is it safe to put the car in neutral on a downhill
Nov 10, 2016

Coasting Downhill in Neutral -- Bonus or Boooogus?

Dear Car Talk

Ted wants to know if coasting down a hill in neutral saves wear and tear, and gas. 

transmissions safety fuel economy

Nov 03, 2016

Used Honda Civic – Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

A used Honda Civic is always a safe bet, but some years are much better than others when it comes to reliability and owner complaints.

transmissions Honda Civic 2001 2006

should i trade in my car or keep it until it totally dies
Oct 18, 2016

When the Car Tells You It's Time to Trade, Listen

Dear Car Talk

Is that little whisper saying "fix me" or "trade me"? Here's one story where the message is clear.

repairs trade-ins transmissions 2005