Tag: windows

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Why do cars no longer have vent windows
Apr 28, 2015

Where Have All the Vent Windows Gone?

Dear Car Talk

John just got around to replacing his '73 MGB and he's missing the vent windows. Why do new cars not have these? Find out, here. 

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Power window motor still runs when window is closed
Oct 16, 2014

Today: The Window That Wouldn't Quit

Dear Car Talk

Guy's power window motor just won't quit--even when the window is fully closed. Can Tom and Ray help Guy out before he loses the rest of his fingertips? Find out right here.

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Chrysler 300 M windows sticks in heat
Feb 18, 2014

If I Had a Hammer . . .

Dear Car Talk

Today: Tom and Ray hear from BJ who's having window problems with his Chrysler 300M. The window sticks when it's warm outside, and BJ lives in Florida. Tom suggests a hammer. Ray suggests driving northward and selling the car there. This and more questionable advice, right here. 

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How to fix a leak in a truck rear window
Dec 19, 2013

Today: The Leaky Ford F-150

Dear Car Talk

Deb's back window is leaking and she wonders if she can replace it on the cheap from junkyard parts. Tom and Ray think her window is probably fine--it's the weatherstripping that needs to go. Find out why weatherstripping should always be new, and why Tom and Ray say it's dangerous to park a 15 year old car at a junkyard, right here.

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Is the rear defroster safe in low temperatures
Jan 01, 2011

Is it safe to use your rear defroster in temps below 0 degrees?

Dear Car Talk

I have a great, wonderful, sweet co-worker who may be as wacky as a loon. It was 0 degrees Fahrenheit last week, and she refused to use her rear defroster, claiming it would shatter her rear window. Who is wacko here...

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can i clean out the weep channels in my car myself
Nov 01, 2010

Today: Tom and Ray help Annah de-leakify her Camry's roof.

Dear Car Talk

A few years ago, our 1998 Camry started to leak water inside. This is a problem in Oregon, so we took it in for repair, and 500 dollars later, they told us that they cleared the "weep channels" in the sunroof. Evidently...

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is there a quick fix for a window that rolls up and down slowly
Nov 01, 2010

What can a geezer do about a geezer-speed electric window?

Dear Car Talk

I've got a Buick -- a geezer car because I'm a geezer. It's wonderful at eliminating road rage, because it is completely incompetent at driving aggressively. The ride is mushy, and the mileage is mediocre. In other words, it's absolutely...

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Power window switches
Jan 01, 2010

Can kids really wear out power window switches?

Dear Car Talk

When I was a kid, my siblings and I loved to play with the power windows -- up a little, down a little, up some more, down some more, all the way up. Our elders always told us to cut...

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Dec 01, 2009

Today: Tom and Ray help Albert disassemble his overhead console.

Dear Car Talk

My wife's 90-year-old aunt recently allowed us to take her 1995 Dodge Caravan with 55,000 miles. She said it needed to be driven, as she hadn't driven it in more than 17 months. Since we have received this vehicle, interior parts have been...

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Acura Legend windshield gets hazy
May 01, 2009

What's causing the haze on the windows of Wade's Acura?

Dear Car Talk

Last year we bought our teenage son a 1989 Acura Legend coupe. It has been a great car, even though it's pushing 140,000 miles now. We've had to repair a few things here and there, but there is one thing that has...

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