Correction, it was the moulding!

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Dear Car Talk | Nov 01, 1990

Dear Tom and Ray
Several weeks ago you got a letter from a woman whose Honda Accord was whistling. You suggested she have the doors and windows checked, as that was a frequent source of whistles. We have a 1987 Honda, and it too whistled. I mentioned it to my dealer when I was in for an oil change, and he said they knew about the problem and would fix it under warranty. They replaced the rubber moulding around the windshield, and the whistling disappeared. Enjoy your column!

TOM Thanks for writing to correct us, Laura. We heard from you and about fifty-thousand other Honda owners who told us the same thing. The case of the whistling Honda has been solved... the windshield moulding did it!

RAY You've also given us the opportunity to remind people that the dealer is the place to go when you have a problem that's out of the ordinary. Most people try to avoid dealers because they think they're myxomycetous spheroids (scientific notation for "slime balls").

TOM But when your problem is unusual, going to the dealer can actually save you time and money. Since the dealership sees the kind of car you drive day in and day out, they may know immediately what's wrong with it. That quick diagnosis could save you lots of money--assuming, of course, you get out of there before they have a chance to "diagnose" anything else!

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