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Why do cars no longer have vent windows

Where Have All the Vent Windows Gone?


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. 

Power window motor still runs when window is closed

Today: The Window That Wouldn't Quit

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.
Chrysler 300 M windows sticks in heat

If I Had a Hammer . . .


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. 

How to fix a leak in a truck rear window

Today: The Leaky Ford F-150


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.

Is the rear defroster safe in low temperatures

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


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...

can i clean out the weep channels in my car myself

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


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...

is there a quick fix for a window that rolls up and down slowly

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


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...

Power window switches

Can kids really wear out power window switches?


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...

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

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...
Acura Legend windshield gets hazy

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


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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