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#0611: Man's Best Friend, Car's Worst Enemy

Original Air Date: 03.18.2006
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5 Signs Your Mechanic Is Cheating You

Call 1

Jennifer (New Cumberland, Pennsylvania) - Volvo V70

Makes sound like air coming out of balloon when she takes foot off brake -- brake power booster vacuume leak.

Call 2

Brett (Charlottesville, Virginia) - 1993 Suzuki Swift

Car mkes loud hum on one side -- bad wheel bearings.

Call 3

Peggy (Johnson City, New York) - 2004 Hyundai Elantra

Can you really overfill a gas tank?

Call 4

Liz (Whitefish, Montana) - 1990 Chevrolet S-10

Loud crack, boom, yellow smoke from engine when trying to start in cold -- backfire.

Call 5

Greg (Knoxville, Tennessee) - 1996 Honda Passport

Dog terrified of car -- is it making a noise only the dog can hear?

Call 6

Jenny (Santa Cruz, California) - Hyundai Sonata

Windshield cleaner squirts onto roof.

Call 7

Dave (Troy, New York) - 1999 Honda CR-V

Squealing noise when he makes tight turn in either direction -- power steering belt?

Call 8

Peggy (Lexington, North Carolina) - 1989 Mazda 929

Back end bounces -- need shock absorbers.

Call 9

Rusty (, Texas) - Buick

Looking for a sporty car that can carry his tuba.