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#0747: Lugnut 1, Man 0

Original Air Date: 11.24.2007
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A frustrated shade-tree mechanic resorts to firearms to get an ornery lug nut off his wheel.

Call 1

Denise Vicars (Walnut Creek, California) - 1999 Honda Accord

A fuel/engine question. They went to mountains for weekend, and ran out of gas, husband put in gallon of chainsaw oil/gas mix. Now idle bouncing up and down. Sticky to accelerate on cool mornings. He probably just fouled a spark plug--try cleaning them. May have clogged fuel injectors, so can also try injector cleaner.

Call 2

David Schooler (, Pennsylvania) - 1999 Honda Accord

A question about windshield wipers. They're way fast, and way hard--go past stop point--

Call 3

Nicole Gilbert (, Missouri) - 2003 Pontiac Aztek

A suspension question. Slowing to a stop sign, sounds like the wheel of fortune is under her spare tire. Also makes a different sound on turns. Probably a stuck brake.

Call 4

Evelyn Galban (, Pennsylvania) - 2003 Hyundai Elantra

A clutch question. After 15 minutes in stop and go traffic, the car has a really hard time starting out of 1st. shakes and shudders. In 2nd it

Call 5

Johna (Moscow, Idaho) - 1993 Toyota Corolla

Suspension? Loud thump when she

Call 6

Sam Foulger (, Pennsylvania) - 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

An exhaust question. Knocking sound coming directly underneath the stick shift. Now every time he changes gears, more frequently. Diagnosis: broken motor mount.

Call 7

Laura Wack (Santa Barbara, California) - 2002 Ford Escort

transmission...When she put it in any gear, hardest in reverse, it jumps, and there

Call 8

Evelyn Galban (, Pennsylvania) - 2003 Hyundai Elantra

follow-up from 2nd half--got someone else to drive, and problem also happened. So, it

Call 9

Chris (Evergreen, Colorado) - Subaru

Beater car--loves it, but it won