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#0615: A Little Expert (ahem) Advice

Original Air Date: 04.15.2006
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Some life tips that you won’t see in the self-help section of the bookstore.

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Brooke (Oak Park, Illinois) - 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

Brakes make a whining sound in reverse.

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Jonathon (New Haven, Connecticut) - 1997 Saturn SW

Makes blue smoke screen.

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Amy (Chicago, Illinois) - Buick

Advice columnist asks if manual transmission is safe than standard.

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Summer (West Scituate, Rhode Island) - 1990 Acura Integra

Car won't shut off when put in park.

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Dan (Bend, Oregon) - 2002 Ford Ranger

Rarely driven - how to prevent engine damage?

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Rachel (Provo, Utah) - 1995 Honda Civic

Loud noise when about to stop.

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Mabel (Dorchester, Massachusetts) - 1996 Mazda 626

Mechanic put power steering fluid in brake fluid reservoir.

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Franz (Huntington Beach, California) - 2003 Nissan Pathfinder

Does an electric inverter decrease gas mileage?

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Nina (Chapel HIll, North Carolina) - 2004 Mazda Mazda3

Mazda and 94 Toyota Camry both have a hard time starting in the morning outdoors.