This week on Car Talk, in honor of Father's Day, Tom and Ray share stories of life with the senior Magliozzi of the household, including an "endeering" play on words from hunting camp, and the perils of male answer syndrome for the cartographically challenged.
Then, it's off to Arizona-the Grand Canyon and Park Ranger Lori. Her Tercel was making noises. So her husband used the tried and true "hacksaw method" to solve the problem. Is her ride still safe, or is this one Toyota that should join the missing hikers in the canyon's depths?
Ready to see if the chumps got stumped? Caty's new used car had "lemon" written all over it. Did Tom and Ray's advice get her a new transmission before the dealer relocated from Pennsylvania to the Cayman Islands?
Meanwhile, in our Call of the Week, the clock's ticking for Dorienne. She's got just a few days to fix the ignition in her boyfriend's car, before he comes back from volunteering at Mother Teresa's orphanage in India. Will he be as charitable with her? Doesn't anybody screen these calls?
Vicki's got a mysterious steering problem that puts Tom and Ray's diagnostic (and stalling) skills to the test. Will it be the Wheel of Misfortune to the rescue? Find out. All that, plus a tire bandit on the loose in the streets of Sacramento, and more on this week's Car Talk.