Tag: transmissions

137 Posts

Nov 03, 2016

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

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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 Sdn 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.

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Ford Focus transmission and door latch problems.
Oct 05, 2016

Used Ford Focus – Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

Shoppers looking for a Ford Focus should avoid these years to stay away from door latch issues and failing transmissions.

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2016 Hyundai Tucson transmission problems
Aug 30, 2016

First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2016 Hyundai Tucson DCT Transmission Glitch

Car Talk Car Complaints

Hesitation when trying to accelerate? Tachometer spinning with no forward progress? Your Tucson may have the DCT blues.

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should i keep a car with sentimental value even if its not practical
Aug 30, 2016

Does the Old Gray Mare Have a Few Miles Left?

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Barb's Town and Country needs transmission work. Should she spend the money or put it out to pasture?

transmissions oil Chrysler Town & Country 1995

is driving in reverse without warming up the engine a bad idea
Jul 26, 2016

What's the Worst You Can Do to Your Transmission?

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Rolf wants to know if putting his automatic into reverse immediately after starting will shorten its life.

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Smart Fortwo mechanic problems
May 24, 2016

Applying Some Smarts to a Failed Fortwo Repair

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Is Bonnie's Smart dealership giving her the runaround when it comes to fixing her runabout? 

transmissions repairs Smart ForTwo 2008

is there an easy fix for sluggish shifting
Apr 28, 2016

A Slow-Shifting Skylark: A Lesson on Older Automatic Transmissions

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A sluggish transmission on a vintage car is a teachable moment on how old automatics work.

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Jeep Renegade problems and complaints
Mar 14, 2016

This Week's Turd of the Week . . .

Car Talk Car Complaints

Find out what earns Car Talk's top dishonor this week. 

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is an occasional transmission slip dangerous
Mar 01, 2016

Is It Safe To Drive Car With Slipping Transmission?

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The transmission on Bill's 2000 Volvo V70 is slipping. Is it safe to keep driving it? Car Talk's take, right here.

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