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#0705: How do you Break in a Used Husband?

Original Air Date: 02.03.2007
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Funny personal ads from the London Review of Books.

Call 1

Stephanie Dougla (New York, New York) - 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon

A starting/starter question. The car starts fine when it

Call 2

Garrett Koepping (, Oregon) - 2002 Subaru Impreza

A maintenance question about air filters. Whenever he goes to get an oil change, the mechanic waves an air filter at him. How do you know when you need to change an air filter? Tom and Ray

Call 3

Zelda Hawkins (Denver, Colorado) - 2003 Honda CR-V

A brakes and driving question. Her husband says not to put parking brake on after driving through ice and snow or it will freeze and ruin brakes. True? Tom and Ray say yes, he

Call 4

Denise Cabana (Indian Head, Maryland) - 1999 Nissan Altima

A fuel question. She ran over pile, thought it was snow, but then heard a big loud thunk. Now, the gas gauge is broken, and it won

Call 5

John Rinko (King George, Virginia) - 2002 Honda CR-V


Call 6

Claire Costello (Malden, Massachusetts) - 1995 Ford Contour

A transmission question related to the shifter. She has a hard time getting into Park. She needs to use both hands. Tom and Ray thought her can has a sticky shifter cable, which is rusty. Solution: try spraying it or replacing it.

Call 7

Gigi Phillips (, Pennsylvania) - 2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class


Call 8

Graham Flater (Alameda, California) - 2002 Infiniti G35

A maintenance question. Graham used to be a shade tree mechanic now he