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#0715: Wheel of Misfortune

Original Air Date: 04.14.2007

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On this week's Car Talk: what sounds do you expect when you think of Maine? Well, how about a strangulated turkey? That's what Paul and his neighbors are hearing when he fires up his Volvo. Did he run over one of Maine's wild birds, or might Tom and Ray have a slightly more automotive explanation for him? Next door in the Granite State, Kelley's got a quarter stuck in her steering wheel. Now the horn goes off every time she turns - and might the airbag go off, too? Find out what it's going to cost for her to extract one lousy quarter. Donna, get your drill! Tom and Ray want this Arizonian to start making holes, then toss around a little kitty litter to solve her automotive woes. Hear the drippy woes that brought on this unique solution. On Stump the Chumps, Josh followed Tom and Ray's advice, and poured muriatic acid on his car. The results? Well, let's just say this little optional acid bath is our Call of the Week. What happens when you teach a bunch of novices how to drive stick? Find out what's happening with Jacob's clutch... and why it doesn't even matter any more. Finally, down in Georgia, Amy's hearing rumors from her brother that her husband has tacked on a GPS tracker to her car, and is following her every trip. How can she get even? Listen in for a solution involving Amy's church-- and the local strip club.

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3, 3, 5, 4, 4, 3, 5, 5, 4. What's the next number in the series? Find out!

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A man and his dog go for a walk. The dog walks at half the man's speed. Can you figure out where they meet on the man's return? Find out!

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