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#0936: Is $170 Too Much to Spend on a Dream Car?

Original Air Date: 09.05.2009
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The French are working too many hours, violating the 35-hour work week law.

Call 1

Donna Jenson (Somerville, Massachusetts) - 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

Donna's injured her wrist and her boyfriend injured his ankle. Problem is, they drive a manual. He's been driving it without using the clutch. Problem?

Call 2

Mark Genoulas (Greeneville, South Carolina) - 1993 GMC Safari

Mark had a problem with his cooling system and three simultaneous leaks. He fixed them all, but he's concerned that temp light never came on. Was the temp sensor thrown off by not being immersed?

Call 3

Nariv Fatale (Washington, District Of Columbia) - 1999 Jeep Wrangler

Nariv left the top down on his Jeep during a rainstorm. A neighbor told him the horn was going off all night. Now the horn doesn't work. Foul play?

Call 4

Paul (Canton, New York) - 1992 Volvo 240

The Volvo occasionally starts as if it is being starved for gas, and it stalls when he shifts out of Park. Help!

Call 5

Wendy Engles (Easthampton, Massachusetts) - 1992 Toyota Pickup

There's a vibrating noise coming from the front end. It goes away when she steps on the brakes. Her Dad thinks its the brakes. Is he right?

Call 6

Brian Gilliam (, Kentucky) - Dodge

What's the proper way to merge on a freeway?

Call 7

Bill (Sacramento, California) - 1992 Mazda Navajo

The steering wheel is leeching black shoe polish material. What's going on?

Call 8

Michelle (Spokane, Washington)

Is $170 too much to spend on a dream car? She wants to restore this pickup but it's missing a rear window and floor!