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#0728: The Lab Who Ate a Lexus

Original Air Date: 07.14.2007
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Ray disputes findings from a recent study, shared by Tommy, that older siblings are smarter.

Call 1

Lauren BLessing (Omaha, Nebraska) - 1997 Ford Taurus

A transmission question. When driving along at 25 mph, stuck between 2nd and 3rd gear, it slips out of gear. It revs really loud, then after a minute it will shift up. Brought it in to a mechanic, he can

Call 2

Andy Greenway (San Francisco, California) - 1995 Toyota Corolla

An engine question. His check engine light is coming on. It goes off when he disconnects battery, but goes back on when he puts gas in. Is it still something he needs to have checked out? Thinks check engine light is a scam. A sensor may be out of adjustment. With the check engine light on, he

Call 3

Josie Leavitt (Charlotte, Vermont) - 2004 Volvo XC70

A power steering question. It

Call 4

Lindsay Vos (Kalamazoo, Michigan) - 2001 Honda Civic

An AC question. When on a roadtrip, when she takes a hard left turn, the AC makes a high hissing sound. It sounds like somebody

Call 5

Gee Emerick (Kirkland, Washington) - 2001 Volkswagen GTI

A transmission question. He

Call 6

Peter Neugebauer (Yellowknife, Canada, ) - Dodge

Up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Peter has an engine question. Do super-powerful magnets on the bottom of the outside of the oil pan actually help in removing metal from the oil? The idea is that it pulls out all the metallic junk in the oil. Tom and Ray thought that it doesn

Call 7

MEgan Steelman (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - 2001 Subaru Impreza

An AC question. They had ice forming on the engine when they had the AC set on outside air, into the cabin. The manual and dealer says to solve this problem, keep the AC on outside circulate, but this isn

Call 8

Jeff Johnson (, New Jersey) - 1992 Mazda Protege

A buying question. He needs to dump the Protege and buy something less embarrassing. Sunroof leaks, AC doesn

Call 9

Susan Rubel (Scottsdale, Arizona) - 1995 Honda Accord

steering column... About a week ago, she couldn