Teri Thomas Toledo, Ohio - 1985 Honda Accord
Teri is hearing a noise from the back of her car that sounds like a bongo drum, a bit like the spare tire is hitting something. Her mechanic can’t find anything wrong, but they did tell her the rack and pinion is wearing out, and will need to be replaced soon. Tom and Ray say she can ignore the noise, if the exhaust system and struts look okay. They suspect the rack may have been misdiagnosed. It could be a worn tie rod end, which she needs to get fixed--that could be dangerous.