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This Saturn May Be up in Smoke

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Dear Car Talk | Sep 16, 2019

There's no genie in a bottle that'll fix this problem.

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This Timing Chain Will Not Self-Destruct
Jun 21, 2019

This Timing Chain Will Not Self-Destruct

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So how can you find out whether you have a timing belt or chain?

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His Spark Plugs Are Ready to Blow!
Jun 15, 2019

His Spark Plugs Are Ready to Blow!

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This Expedition runs like a rocket--unfortunately. 

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Jun 10, 2019

Carbon Monoxide Deaths: Blame the Keyless Ignition

Jim Motavalli

Some 37 Americans have died from this odorless and colorless gas--often because they didn't know their cars with start/stop buttons were still running.

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His Subaru Forester Is Burning the Midnight Oil
Jun 07, 2019

His Subaru Forester Is Burning the Midnight Oil

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Here's how to keep the oil inside the engine, Mitch.

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Those Nuts Didn't Tighten My Lug Nuts!
Jun 05, 2019

Those Nuts Didn't Tighten My Lug Nuts!

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There's never a fine time for a loose wheel.

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Jun 05, 2019

The Air-Free Tire? It's Not Science Fiction Anymore

Jim Motavalli

Michelin, with partner General Motors, introduces the Uptis, an airless tire that will hit the market in 2024.

News Flash: This Commodore Needs Help
Jun 01, 2019

News Flash: This Commodore Needs Help

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Ray didn't even blink at this issue from Down Under

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