Show Rundown

#0907: The Inky Shadows of the Dimly-Lit Quonset Hut

Original Air Date: 02.14.2009
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Tom and Ray share some great (and rather dubious) bits of wisdom

Call 1

Victoria Doria (Eugene, Oregon)

A buying question: she's going back to college and needs to buy three used cars.

Call 2

Dan Poux (, Michigan) - 1995 Toyota Pickup

Throttle is racing in neutral.

Call 3

Christine Redfield (, Massachusetts) - 1996 Chevrolet Blazer

An electrical question. The keys are stuck, and now the car won't start.

Call 4

Amy Gibson (San Diego, California) - 1999 Isuzu Rodeo

In cold weather, it makes a "ee-eee-eee-eee" noise in first, second and third gear, when turning.

Call 5

Charles Delsinyore (Albany, New York) - 1992 Jeep Cherokee

Brake pedal won't come back up after he steps on it. Mechanic said it was the vacuum booster.

Call 6

Amy Gibson (San Diego, ) - 1999 Isuzu Rodeo

Her car's making a strange noise, but only on cooler days. Tom and Ray think it might be in her steering column

Call 7

Melissa (, Virginia) - 1997 Jeep Cherokee

A heating and cooling question. On a long trip, she used the defroster to dry her clothes. The next day, the blower motor was dead.

Call 8

Scott Bartlebaugh (, ) - 1993 Volkswagen Van

The clutch squeals during the first three or four miles of driving. Could it be a throwout bearing?

Call 9

Nancy Werner (Saint Paul, Minnesota) - 1995 Mazda Miata MX-5

Convertible top, the top is frozen and she can't get it up for the winter!