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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van B250
Some vehicles may exhibit one or more of the following: Spark knock complaints when the vehicle is under load, various single cylinder misfire, and surge in 4th gear (around 45 mph). Our technicians tell us that rerouting the coil and spark plug wires to minimize induction effects will commonly correct this condition. If wires must cross during the reroute procedure, they must cross at a 90 degree angle.
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Reported by gbwut for the BMW Z4

Had to replace DSC Control Module and Hydraulic Pump. Parts and Labor $3400.00

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Reported by morazan for the Dodge Ram 1500

2005 dodge ram 1500 when i move lever turn signal for left side the right side will come on and sometimes wipers too,replaced turn signal switch asembly and fix the problem

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Verified for the Honda CR-V
A faulty computer in the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) can cause a false "Side Airbag Off" light to illuminate. The SRS computer will need to be replaced for this issue.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 350SD

The instrument cluster, along with the turn signal and wiper combination switch, can fail.

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Verified for the Chrysler Voyager
If the keyless entry remote is inoperative or working intermittently, a new remote transmitter may be needed. The new remote will need to be programmed to the vehicle.
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Verified for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid

The daytime running lights are prone to burning out. Our technicians tell us that the light sockets may show signs of heat damage but usually are OK. Always be sure to use the correct replacement bulb for best life expectancy.

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Verified for the Volvo V50

The air flow or temperature from the climate control system may be incorrect. Our technicians tell us a software update is available which should help with this concern.

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Reported by truker123 for the Toyota Sequoia

The 2001 (up to 2004, and may be even up to 2007?) Sequoia charcoal canister solenoid that is located above the spare tire will seize resulting in check engine light pointing to the EVAP. Solution is to replace the charcoal canister. Part is about $250 and labout is about 45 minutes.

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Verified for the Ford F-250 Super Duty

It is important to check the air filter maintenance minder periodically and service the air filter when recommended. The air filter minder monitors the vacuum in the intake and vacuum builds as the filter gets plugged. Vacuum can build enough so that it draws oil through the seals inside the turbocharger, damaging the seals.

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Verified for the GMC Sierra 2500

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.

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Reported by cmsmit05 for the Chevrolet Cavalier

Last winter I was driving my husband's Cavalier during a rush hour winter snow storm when all the lights went out and the car went dead. I barely made it over to the side of the road without getting hit. It turned out to be a bad alternator. We had just replaced the starter and battery and then this happened with no warning. Very scary. I was told that when we had the starter and battery replaced, the alternator SHOULD have been checked, ...

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Reported by truker123 for the Toyota Sequoia

If you have ever replaced the windshield of any vehicle beware that the job done at even the most reputable auto glass shops is subject to failure as the polyurethane caulking used to seal the replacement windshield to the frame can fail if sufficient amount of sealant is not used or if the glass is not set in time, and this can result in water leakage that will get into the fuse box under the dash. If you ever develop electrical problems in a...

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E500
A knocking noise from the front end can be caused by cracked strut tower bushings.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 400SE

A cracked or broken heater core outlet housing can cause a coolant leak near the bulkhead (firewall). Our technicians remind us that coolant leaks should be repaired in order to avoid overheating the engine due to coolant loss.

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Verified for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid

The keyless entry system may stop working. Our technicians tell us the key fobs and keyless entry receiver may need to be replaced to correct this fault.

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Verified for the Volvo V50

The audio system screen may freeze at times and clear when the ignition switch is cycled. Our technicians tell us a software upgrade is available which should correct this concern.

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Reported by wingman9943 for the Saturn SL2

now this one is kinda tricky because ife you have had this car long enough to get it to this kind of high milage bolts tend to not wanna come out but the water pump is very easily accessed through the passager front wheel well. Take the tire off, remove the splash guards for the wheel well, now you will see the crank shaft pulley and to the left the pulley tentioner and to the right the water pump pulley (you will notice the water pump pulley ...

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Reported by truker123 for the Toyota Sequoia

2001 up to 2007 modes: have experienced this problem with both of my rear O2 sensors where the nuts holding them in place had come loose and fallen off. Then while trying to accelerate, the extra pressure buildup in the exhaust system resulted in the O2 sensor popping out (about a year apart and not both at the same time) The solution is inexpensive as it will require a gasket and two 10mm nuts, but a hassle. Have the bolts holding the O2 sen...

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Verified for the Acura TL
The exhaust manifold commonly fails on the 5 cylinder engine and may develop an exhaust leak that is especially noticeable when the car is cold.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG

Due to the size and material used on the brakes of these vehicles, the brakes may start to squeak around the 50 percent wear point. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge of the rotor. Because of this, the rotors are usually replaced when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 350SD

One or more blend door vacuum actuators may fail resulting in the incorrect output temperature from the HVAC system. Failed actuators will require replacement to restore proper HVAC operation.

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Reported by timds21 for the Honda Civic

The car has difficulty starting when it has been sitting for a while. The fuel pump has been changed and it still seems like it isn't getting enough gas when trying to start it. I'll pump the gas pedal and eventually it'll fire but then it revs and sometime stalls so I'll have to try it again. Eventually it will rev from 1000rpms to 2000rpms and will eventually level off at the normal idle rate. Not sure what I can do to get this fixed. 2 ...

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Reported by jose1963 for the Dodge Ram 1500

The abs module connector Is full of water for a little holes in the top of the Connector. I'm need replace module and connector because if fully corroded (pins and connector)

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Reported by Mikebedsole for the Ford Focus

All 3 motor mounts are broken and repair is expected to be around $800.

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Verified for the Chrysler LHS
The instrument cluster may illuminate randomly to its full brightness and/or the fuel gauge may drop to the empty position. Typically the symptoms are infrequent and the instrument cluster returns to normal operation after a few seconds. An update to the body control module (BCM) will fix this problem.
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Verified for the Chevrolet Silverado SS

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

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Verified for the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

The keyless entry system may stop working. Our technicians tell us the key fobs and keyless entry receiver may need to be replaced to correct this fault.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B250
A squeaking/clicking noise from the rear of the vehicle may be coming from the rear springs. Our technicians tell us that a kit is available including spring tip liners and clinch clips.
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Verified for the Chrysler Sebring

A click sound may be noted when turning the steering wheel left or right. Our technicians tell us that the repair involves modifying the back cover of the steering wheel to gain clearance between the rotation parts.

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