Tag: transmissions

128 Posts

The Wrong Tow May Have KO'd This Caddy
Apr 10, 2018

The Wrong Tow May Have KO'd This Caddy

Dear Car Talk

Improperly towing your all-wheel-drive vehicle can cause many problems.

transmissions AWD towing Cadillac Escalade 2000

There's Really No Shortcut on a Transmission Rebuild
Jan 18, 2018

There's Really No Shortcut on a Transmission Rebuild

Dear Car Talk

This vintage T-Bird needs transmission work. Is the mechanic being shifty?

transmissions Ford Thunderbird

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