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#0724: The Granola Man Cometh--and Sweateth

Original Air Date: 06.16.2007
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From our Tassel and Mortarboard Division, Tom and Ray share words of wisdom from commencement addresses by David Sedaris, Jon Stewart, Conan O'Brien, and Ali G.

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Leslie Feikert (, California) - 2001 Honda CR-V

A steering and suspension question. The car makes a

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Saul Wilner (Amherst, Massachusetts) - 1994 Lincoln Town Car

A heating and cooling question.He

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Diana Paul (Carmel, California) - 1992 Chrysler Town & Country

A tire question. Her son drives the company car, and discovered a little bubble near the sidewall of the front right tire, about the size of a nickel. He drives about 500 miles a week. Is it dangerous for him to be driving all over LA? Somewhat to very dangerous. The tire has some time left, but it should be fixed before it gets larger. If company won

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Miriam Leupold (Albany, New York) - Chevrolet Lumina

A driving/AC/fuel question. Her husband, Glen, insists on turning off the AC when he accelerates. Also, he puts car in neutral on downhill to save gas. They

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Sam Sisic (, South Carolina) - 1997 Ford Ranger

654,000 miles, on original engine! A clutch question. Only when hot weather, driving 45 minutes or longer, the clutch is hard to push in, and hard to get back up off the floor. Could be related to the transmission that was put in. Needs to be pulled and checked. Likely to be on the transmission fork, pivot ball or collar on the pilot shaft. If nothing obvious with the transmission, replace the clutch.

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Tara Scavetti (Parksburg, Pennsylvania) - 1991 Chevrolet S-10

Hears a noise. Ray thinks its the fan clutch making a whirring noise. Sounds like a really loud fan.

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Kelly Lowman (Naples, Florida) - 2006 Audi A4

An engine question. She

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Jay (Santa Cruz, California)

A buying question. He wants to start a winery tour business, with a