201214 - Call 7

Josefa
Anchorage
Alaska
Josefa’s car started making a sound like a toilet flushing, coming from behind the dash. Then the heater stopped working. Her mechanic said she has a hole in her #4 cylinder, and needs to put a new engine in. She loves the car, but this would cost more than it's worth, and the car has a good deal of rust. Tom and Ray say it’s time to dump the car--she may be able to get a cheaper re-built engine from a junkyard, but the rust means its probably structurally unsafe.