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Your Caravan window breaking was the result of a design flaw and the dealer should fix it for free.

08.01.1998

I have a ' Dodge Grand Caravan LE On Monday I was putting something in the back and when I went to close the rear gate the entire back window broke out I took it to a Dodge dealer and...

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Could new brakes rust up overnight in an "island atmosphere"?

08.01.1998

We have a Subaru Legacy all-wheel-drive wagon It was recently in to the dealer for its five-year checkup In addition to a tuneup and a timing-belt change they also installed new brakes Now my car's brakes squeal every morning when...

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How do I know if driving a mile with no oil in my car did any lasting damage?

08.01.1998

The unbelievable has happened I took my new ' Toyota Camry miles to a shop to have my oil changed Well they did a fine job of removing the old oil but dropped the ball when it came to adding...

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What is a throttle body and why do I need one?

08.01.1998

What is a throttle body and why do I need one I took my Mazda for its annual state emissions inspection but the garage couldn't perform the diagnostics because the car was idling too fast I then took my car...

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