Tag: 2005

17 Posts

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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do spark plug coils need to be replaced separately from the whole plugs
Jun 23, 2016

Avoiding the time suck of a stuck spark plug

Dear Car Talk

It took Dan three and a half days to change his spark plugs because of one fussy coil pack. What turned this simple job into an epic quest for fire?

spark plugs DIY Acura 2005

why does my fan slowly stop working on long trips
May 12, 2016

Troubleshooting a Troublesome Fan

Dear Car Talk

Steve's got a Chrysler 300C with automatic temperature control--but the fan seems to be fading fast. What are his options?

fans ventilation fuses Chrysler 300C 2005

What routine maintenance is critical
Aug 13, 2015

Routine Maintenance: What Can You Skip?

Dear Car Talk

Lilian's car is due for routine maintenance, but she's on a fixed income. What's critical to her car and what can she skip? Car Talk's answer, right here.

maintenance Toyota Matrix 2005

when should i replace the spark plugs in my truck
Jun 01, 2011

Today: Why does Ralph's truck already need new spark plugs?

Dear Car Talk

I own a 2005 Ford F- truck with 31,000 miles that I purchased new in May 2005. A backyard mechanic told me that I should replace the spark plugs now, because if I don't, I could damage the motor, and that would cost...

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how to make a dealership honor its warranty
Feb 01, 2010

Could a foreign object really get into the insides of an engine?

Dear Car Talk

My daughter bought a 2005 Kia Sorento nine months ago, and was given an extended warranty by the dealership. A week ago, it started running badly, so she took it back. The technician said two cylinders were not working. He said...

filters engines warranties Kia Sorento 2005

guidance on oil filter replacement for the honda cr-v
Feb 01, 2005

Update: What's being done in response to fire danger reported in 2003-05 Honda CR-Vs?

Dear Car Talk

I read your recent column about Honda's actions regarding fires in - CR-Vs Editor's note Fires were being reported immediately following oil changes due to oil from an incorrectly installed oil filter dripping on the hot exhaust Honda blames improper...

recalls repairs Honda CR-V 2003 2004 2005