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#0809: You Know You're a Loser When...

Original Air Date: 03.01.2008
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You Know You’re a Loser When... all the telltale signs. (Yes, listening to Car Talk is number one!)

Call 1

Genevieve Van Devander (Morgantown, West Virginia) - 2002 Kia Spectra

Her car reads low on gas, and occasionally won

Call 2

Scott Lee (Kennebunkport, Maine) - 1995 Toyota 4Runner

Scott's got a speedometer question. The speedometer squeaks loudly in cold weather and the needle moves wildly. What gives?

Call 3

Michelle Bouvia (Eugene, Oregon) - 2002 Honda Civic

Her windshield wipers make a horrible screeching noise. She's bought new blades and wipers but the noise won't go away!

Call 4

Sheldon Byde (Salt Lake City, Utah) - Suzuki

Sheldon's got an engine/break in question. His car is brand new, he bought from the dealer 300 miles away. So he

Call 5

Laura Wilson (Santa Barbara, California) - 2000 Volvo V70

While visiting her parents, her mom made a big deal over a sound that she

Call 6

Donna Seymour (Saratoga Springs, New York) - 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The transmission was serviced first week of life. When it idles, the car downshifts and makes a loud banging and Ker-clunk noise, like something has fallen out of the rear. When it does this it smells like natural gas out of the vents. What's going on?

Call 7

Josh Goodman (Seattle, Washington) - 1996 Subaru Legacy

Recently stuck in traffic, Josh heard a loud boom in his trunk. He assumed it was soda cans exploding, but when he checked the sodas were fine and he found a piece of metal. No sign of where metal came from. Since then he has trouble keeping trunk open.

Call 8

Anna Bertiger (San Diego, California) - 1988 Honda Civic

Anna inherited the car from her father on the condition she would never drive it on the freeway. She