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#1649: If You Suck a Sock

Original Air Date: 12.03.2016
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This week on The Best of Car Talk, Bob is worried his car may have a permanent case of athlete’s foot (or worse) after a sock got sucked into the engine. Find out how the sucking transpired and whether Tom and Ray can stop laughing long enough to ease Bob’s fears.
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