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#1429: Click and Clack Vs Electric Brakes

Original Air Date: 07.19.2014
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This week on Car Talk, can Tom and Ray help Paul fix the electric brakes on his cattle trailer? Will the fact that they’ve never even heard of electric brakes stand in their way? Of course not!
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