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#0801: The All Wheel Drive Jungle Gym

Original Air Date: 01.05.2008
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How Car Talk can help grow gargantuan hemorrhoids.

Call 1

Sweetie Marberry (, Colorado) - 1991 Ford Explorer

A transmission question. She has to shove shifter into 5th gear and reverse is very difficult as well. Mechanic says she needs a new tranny. Can she limp along? Answer is, yes, if she can live with just 4th gear.

Call 2

Tony Brown (, Maryland) - Subaru

A starting question about his wife

Call 3

Sarah Johnson (Ithaca, New York) - 1991 Isuzu Impulse

A body question. Every time it drops below freeezing her doors freeze shut and she has to climb in and through her trunk. If she can get the door open, it won

Call 4

Achala Chatterje (, Alabama) - 1995 Toyota Avalon

Driveway is very steep. Her car bottoms-out and makes noise whenever backing out. Can she do something to raise the car, like bigger tires? Sounds like part of the exhaust is hitting. Can

Call 5

David Barker (, Missouri) - 1994 Volvo 850

AC gives him terrible cough, feels like he

Call 6

Charlotte (, New Mexico)

A kids question. To

Call 7

Scott (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) - 1995 Ford Explorer

Call 8

Mindy Carpenter (San Francisco, California) - 1990 Mazda Miata MX-5

Noise.. ticking from engine...hasn

Call 9

Glen Carlossky (White Bear Lake, Minnesota) - 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

Driving rental car in Big Sur, CA. The oil light came on. While he was adding oil he spilled approx. 1 tablespoon of oil on the manifold. It caught fire. The guy in car next to him put it out. He