Tag: hoses

10 Posts

Stocking up on Hard-To-Find Parts Not a Bad Idea
Jun 01, 2017

Stocking up on Hard-To-Find Parts Not a Bad Idea

Dear Car Talk

Hanging on to your beloved older car? It might be smart to hoard a few parts made of unobtainium. 

hoses Mercedes-Benz 280SL

was permanent damage done to my car when my mechanic left a clamp on it
Jul 01, 2004

Did leaving a clamp off my radiator hose do any lasting damage?

Dear Car Talk

About two months ago the Toyota dealer left a clamp off my radiator hose after servicing my car After almost making it home about miles the car began to steam This was my first hint that the car was overheating...

liability radiators hoses

May 01, 1999

Every time I press the windshield wiper button my car stalls!

Dear Car Talk

It started last fall as I was driving my wife's ' Taurus When I depressed the windshield washer button the car immediately stalled I had to get the car towed to a Ford dealer who analyzed the problem and told...

hoses leaks wipers diagnostics

Jan 01, 1999

Can radiators "rot"?

Dear Car Talk

I have a question about radiators I own a Honda Accord EX with -plus miles on it During the -mile inspection the technician found a small spot on the radiator that was beginning to rot He recommended the radiator be...

radiators hoses

Mar 01, 1998

If I see coolant dripping from my engine compartment is my heater core busted?

Dear Car Talk

I seem to have a problem with my ' Ford Tempo I have a leak in the cooling system and I'm stumped After driving the car I often hear the sizzle of coolant hitting the exhaust I can sometimes see...

leaks hoses coolant

Feb 01, 1997

Why does my AC change to heat when I step on the gas pedal?

Dear Car Talk

We have a Oldsmobile Delta with miles on it With all of the ventilation controls off the heat will suddenly come on With the air conditioner on it suddenly changes to heat when I step on the gas hard and...

vacuum hoses

Dec 01, 1995

Even a Jeep couldn't have so many things fail at once. What's the culprit?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Jeep Cherokee with a four-cylinder liter Jeep engine Over the past year my four wheel drive has started to engage only part way the cruise control won't hold its speed it drops slowly and the dash vents...


Dec 01, 1995

Check your cap and hoses before replacing your radiator.

Dear Car Talk

I have an ' Dodge Omni I can fill the radiator itself to the top while the overflow bottle remains at MIN After I drive and let the car cool off the overflow bottle is at MAX and the radiator...

radiators hoses

Nov 01, 1995

Hydraulic pump failure or a collapsed hose?

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I have a foot motor home mounted on a Chevy G- chassis with a V- Both power steering and power brake systems are hydraulic activated from the belt-driven power steering pump Lose the pump you lose them both Recently after...

hoses hydraulics

Dec 01, 1992

New hoses recommended after a "free" tune-up: scam or necessity?

Dear Car Talk

I'm an old senior citizen driving an old Cadillac with miles on it all down hill It has the original coolant and original hoses Should I change the coolant and hoses when the old boat is running like a top...

hoses maintenance