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Car Talk

America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest.

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#1923: Emboldened Electrons

Rob's car has trouble starting unless he holds the key in the start position for several seconds. Does Ray's Emboldened Electrons theory mean Rob's electrical system needs to read Profiles in Courage? Elsewhere, Gary is guilty until proven innocent for his mother-in-law's T-Bird catching fire, and even exculpatory evidence may not get him off the hook. Also, Isla's had to replace her Jeep's brake pads three times in the last year, and Midas says she's run out of free replacements; Carly has been living with a shaking Civic for two years; and Avital's ex-boyfriend is trying to convince her that motor oil behaves like bottled salad dressing.
2019-06-08
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#1922: If It Blows, It Blows

This week on The Best of Car Talk, climbing Mt. Adams apparently wasn't exciting enough for Glen. When he discovered his truck was leaking gas on the way home, he decided to keep driving. While Glen undoubtedly tops this week's dope slap count, Denise won't be far behind. She celebrated a "significant birthday" by buying a 1961 Volvo online sight unseen. As you might imagine, it arrived with enough problems to keep any mechanic's boat fueled for the entire season. Also, Marc's Corolla's gas mileage began dropping, and every attempted fix has only continued the decline; Bob wants to know if he can set off a bug bomb in his truck without damaging the electronics (we're a little more concerned about his lungs); and there's only one problem with Tom and Ray's brilliant diagnosis that Beth's Accord needs a new clutch. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
2019-06-01
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#1921: No Sleep Till Hunga Dunga

This week on Car Talk, Howard needs to drive a mattress from Boston to "Hunga-Dunga" and wants to know how to get negative lift, and keep it from flying off the roof of his car. Tom and Ray know one method that won't work, as evidenced by an ill-fated attempt to transport 18 sheets of plywood. Elsewhere, Peggy swears she heard the guys recommend mixing kerosene and water to wash a car, but isn't calling to sue for damages. Also, Scott's concerned about his truck not starting, but more worried about his friend "Fat Tony" fiddling around with his big bucket o'tools; John managed to lock himself out of his car with the engine running and chose the most painful way to shut it off; and if Tom and Ray help Gillian translate a French truck description, are they really doing work for the CIA? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
2019-05-25
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#1920: Crushed Cans and Loose Lug Nuts

This week on The Best of Car Talk, two matters of life and death. Jose may have done serious damage to a wheel but doesn't want to pay a dealer to find out if it's on the verge of falling off. Elsewhere, Kris may kill her husband if he continues to crush cans for recycling by driving over them. Also, Jason is pouring gas into the carburetor to get his truck to start, but may be better off just pouring gas on to the seats; Rebecca inherited her ex-boyfriend's BMW, complete with annoying rubbing noise; and John's maple sugaring trip ended with him spilling 5 gallons of syrup in his car. Anyone got pancakes to help soak it up? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
2019-05-18
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