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#0740: Double Clutchin' With Looney the Clown

Original Air Date: 10.06.2007
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Is it time for a national Mechanics Appreciation Day?

Call 1

Craig Belgard (Quincy, Massachusetts) - 1995 Subaru Outback

A transmission question. Once the car warms up, no more reverse. 240,000 miles. Tom and Ray say pretty soon he

Call 2

Amanda Page (Sante Fe, New Mexico) - 2001 Nissan Frontier

A suspension question. It

Call 3

Grey Joiner (Fairfax, Louisiana)

He's got a clutch question. He

Call 4

Janet Subrizzi (Brooklyn, New York) - 1989 Mitsubishi Galant

Her mom gave it to her. When she starts it, makes a sound like a cat in the engine. And over 30 mph, steering wheel kind of thumps. Cat sound is probably a belt, steering wheel thump caused by bad tire. Didn

Call 5

Bridget Brown (St. Louis, Missouri) - 2002 Saturn SL

A steering question. Her car makes a strange whisk sound, like paper rubbing together, when she turns the steering wheel. During th original call, Tom and Ray scared her when trying to replicate the noise--said it was power steering pump, and were wrong. It was the whole rack. Car had a ton of problems, and she wound up dumping it at 52k miles.

Call 6

Ed Cunningham (Cincinnatti, Ohio) - 2000 Honda Accord

Ed's having an argument with his financee. Using cruise control, engine revs high when he slows down on a hill and he re-engages the cruise control. She says he shouldn

Call 7

Sarah Newman (Portland, Oregon) - 2004 Subaru Forester

An emissions question. After about 40,000 miles her cars start smelling like farts and rotten eggs. Is it her, the cars, or is her husband slipping fart pills in? Cars were all Japanese...guys don

Call 8

Robert Angelopoulous (Keller, Texas) - 2004 Nissan Maxima

He gets a noise, when he hits the gas. Robert hears a sound like a metal chain being dragged along the road. Started after he ran over a piece of tire debris, was also scraping the bottom. Cousin is a mechanic, and just ripped off a metal bracket that was hanging loose. Stopped scraping, but still hears noise. Problem is probably another piece of metal that