Tag: transmissions

133 Posts

Driver Finds CVT Coasting Irritating
Oct 31, 2018

Driver Finds CVT Coasting Irritating

Dear Car Talk

"Fake" gears create confusion for Civic hatchback driver

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Does "Sealed for Life" Really Mean It?
Oct 04, 2018

Does "Sealed for Life" Really Mean It?

Dear Car Talk

I bought a used 2006 Volkswagen Touareg. VW keeps saying the transmission is sealed for life, but 150,000 miles with the original fluid makes me nervous.

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Divine Intervention or Great Engineering?
Jul 26, 2018

Divine Intervention or Great Engineering?

Dear Car Talk

Against all odds, this Honda is still running with its original oil

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Man's Driving Habits Grind Wife's Gears
Jun 26, 2018

Man's Driving Habits Grind Wife's Gears

Dear Car Talk

Mechanical advise takes a back seat to marital advice for this reader.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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