Am I wrong to be frustrated that my sunroof is leaking after only 4 years? Can I repair it myself?

10.01.1997

I own a Subaru Legacy Wagon It's the th Silver Anniversary L Plus Sports Wagon Edition That means I have a sports suspension fancy wheels turbo leather steering wheel and LEAKING electric sunroof When it rains the sunroof leaks on...

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Was backing through my mother-in-law's garage door entirely my fault?

10.01.1997

Recently I drove my mother-in-law's car over to my house to take a look at her muffler I backed her car into my driveway that slopes a bit downhill to the garage When I got out I could see I...

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When repainting a car, should you use the same paint color as the original?

10.01.1997

I've still got my first new car a red Toyota MR We had a party for its th-mile birthday a year or two ago and it's still running well I have a repainting question One firm recommends painting it the...

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Can I wait longer than 1,500 miles between oil changes?

10.01.1997

I change the oil and filter every three months on my ' Olds I usually have or fewer miles on it between changes Can I wait longer between changes I have several cars and that's why the mileage is low...

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You should only use high-octane fuel if your owner's manual specifically recommends it...and the FTC backs us up!

10.01.1997

We at the Federal Trade Commission would like you guys to help spread the word about buying -- and not overbuying -- the proper octane gasoline For years gasoline companies have been pitching higher-octane gasoline as a way to lower...

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What is causing fuses to regularly blow out on my daughter's car?

10.01.1997

I have teen-agers and I try to maintain a small fleet of used cars for them to drive My problem with my daughter's ' Dodge Shadow however has left me several hundred dollars poorer and no closer to a solution...

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How do I remove melted hot-pink lipstick from the fabric upholstery of my Maxima?

10.01.1997

Help How do I remove melted hot-pink lipstick from the fabric upholstery of my ' Nissan Maxima I need an answer quickly before my wife discovers the rubbed-in pink splotch The fabric was Scotchguarded when we purchased the car What's...

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Could the shock I get when closing the door of my Geo Metro be to do with the lightening ball I was hit with years ago?

10.01.1997

My Geo Metro miles gives me a nasty shock whenever I get out and close the door Oooww Is something wrong with it It has done this occasionally for years but lately it seems worse Could it have something to...

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A car starting infrequently when the key is turned could be caused by a number of things. Here's where to look.

10.01.1997

I have a ' Camaro -- and believe it or not my name is NOT Donna -- that I think either has an electrical short or a key that isn't working properly Sometimes I turn the key in the ignition...

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Myth buster: There's no need to worry about sludge in the bottom of your gas tank.

10.01.1997

I am looking to you to validate or refute a family myth My father-in-law and mother-in-law believe in the phenomenon of sludge at the bottom of the gas tank The family myth goes that you should never allow your tank...

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Isn't 22k miles a little early for a serpentine belt to wear out?

10.01.1997

Recently I took my Buick Century to a local dealer for servicing prior to starting on a road trip The odometer reading was slightly over miles and at the time I had had the car months I was shocked when...

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We heard from a lot of experts about our assertion that a truck's gas mileage would improve with the tailgate down.

10.01.1997

I read your recent article in which a reader also named Kathy asked whether a pickup truck gets better gas mileage with the tailgate up or down You guys said down My husband and I made a very large bet...

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How important to a car's health is body damage repair?

10.01.1997

My wife has the unfortunate habit of sideswiping our house with our ' Dodge Caravan The first time she did it we took it to the body shop to have the dented plastic side piece replaced and various scratches repaired...

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