This week on Car Talk, Ann's car is emitting a mysterious gummy substance through the vents. Her mechanic doesn’t know what it is, or where it's coming from. But, that hasn't stopped him from telling Ann it'll cost her $1000 to fix it! Talk about psychic powers!
Elsewhere, 13-year-old Thomas was gifted a '94 Altima for helping a car dealer. Now, he needs Tom and Ray's help convincing his Mom to let him drive it when he gets his license in three years.
Also, Alita needs help keeping the Truck That Wouldn't Die from, uh, dying; Amy's been convinced that her Civic's starting problem is a Honda safety feature that was so special they only used it on her car; and on Stump the Chumps we find out why Jean's Porsche almost rolled off a cliff while in Park. All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: August 4, 2012]