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Verified for the Dodge Nitro R/T

Owners may encounter a shudder condition on torque converter apply and/or delayed engagement of the AC compressor after start-up. Our technicians tell us that both of these conditions may be corrected by updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software.

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Reported by dorson992002 for the Ford E-350

my van starts up great but after driving it for awhile it just dies giving no warning or code. i have changed the fuel pump and have changed the ecm and it runned great for a month then hey same problem occured again. i have notice oil leaks from my oil sending unit and head gasket both sides and am stilling having the problem and ooh it takes ahwile to start up after it shuts off, can anyone help with any suggestions.

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Reported by celticfan for the Lexus LS400

bearing frozen

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Verified for the Plymouth Voyager
Excessive smoke from the exhaust, lack of power, and a grinding or scraping noise from the turbocharger can indicate turbo failures. The most frequent cause of turbocharger failure is a lack of frequent oil changes.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 600SEC

A faulty mass air flow (MAF) sensor can cause erratic/rough engine operation and fuel economy issues. Since this sensor measures the actual amount of air entering the motor, when it fails, the engine control module (ECM) takes the wrong information and delivers incorrect volumes of fuel to the cylinders.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B150
A delayed upshift condition may be experienced for about 1/4 mile in cold weather (32 degrees F and below) and is most noticeable after the vehicle has been parked for 8 or more hours. Our technicians tell us the repair involves replacing teflon governor drive seal rings with cast iron seal rings.
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Reported by jallad for the Kia Spectra

i could not find a solution although i have replaced by genuine parts the PCV valve and evap purge with it's hoses but the problem still their can you guide me to other causes or probable causes of this problem

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Verified for the Volkswagen Touareg TDI

Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a recall from Volkswagen regarding replacement of the glow plugs on the 2004 model year only.

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Verified for the GMC Sierra C3
Dealers have been re-flashing the PCM (powertrain control module) on some models, which is covered under the vehicle's emission warranty.
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Verified for the Plymouth Grand Voyager
Excessive smoke from the exhaust, lack of power, and a grinding or scraping noise from the turbocharger can indicate turbo failures. The most frequent cause of turbocharger failure is a lack of frequent oil changes.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 400SEL

The head lamp wipers are easily damaged, especially by automatic car washes.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz S350

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

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Verified for the Dodge Nitro

Some vehicles may experience a high pitched whistle under light throttle conditions. This can be corrected by resealing the throttle body at the intake manifold using a small amount of rtv sealer.

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Reported by Jen D. for the Toyota Corolla

Started the car one morning and the transmission started shifting extremely hard between 1st and 2nd gear. Took it to the dealership and the entire transmission had to be replaced. Thank goodness for my extended warranty. A $3700 repair cost me $50.

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Verified for the Dodge Grand Caravan
If the hood of the vehicle is rattling, revised hood hinge bushings are available.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz G500
Axle lubrication should be performed at each service; the hydraulic fluid in the differential lockers should be changed every two years.
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Verified for the GMC S15

The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 500SEC

A faulty mass air flow (MAF) sensor can cause erratic/rough engine operation and fuel economy issues. Since this sensor measures the actual amount of air entering the motor, when it fails, the engine control module (ECM) takes the wrong information and delivers incorrect volumes of fuel to the cylinders.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz CLS500

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

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Reported by TinaV47 for the Toyota Corolla

for about 1 week been putting in a qt per day of fluid my mechanic replaced sealbut still leaks a little especially when parked what 2 do

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

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Verified for the Hyundai XG350

If the Check Engine Light illuminates, indicating a problem with the front oxygen sensor, but the sensor tests okay, reprogramming the engine's control computer should fix the problem. Then, the Check Engine Light will no longer falsely illuminate and the acceleration, particularly from a stopped position, will be smoother.

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Verified for the Land Rover Range Rover

A driveline vibration may be noted, mostly at idle. Our technicians tell us a revised right side engine mount is available which should help with this concern.

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Reported by hunter06154 for the Ford Taurus

broken valve spring. broke valve stem and destroyed piston.
replace engine with ford rebuilt long block.

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Reported by shwa3350 for the Ford Explorer

lost oil pressure while driving engine was full of oil and no leaks. pulled motor to take a look at the oil pump and drive (and to check bearings after loosing pressure) every thing looked new so went to top side of engine and pulled out oil pump drive which installs were the distributer belongs and drives off the jackshaft (camshaft) to run the oil pump. when i removed the oil pump drive it was as plain as day the gear had worn into the housi...

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Reported by Jen D. for the Toyota Corolla

I feel like my car is completely falling apart. I have had it in the shop 3 times in the last 2 months. Now they tell me one of the motor mounts is going out. This car only has 75k miles on it. Disappointed in Toyota.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 600SL

The lower control arm bushings can wear and crack, resulting excessive movement at the control arm pivot point, leading to irregular and premature tire wear. Worn Ball joints can also cause similar tire wear symptoms. I some cases it may be necessary to replace the lower control arm, including bushings & ball joint to correct this concern.

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Verified for the Honda Odyssey
There have been some issues reported with the sliding doors.
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Verified for the Plymouth Grand Voyager

Common areas for engine oil leaks include the camshaft plug, camshaft seal (sprocket end), valve cover gaskets, cylinder head gasket and distributor.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 600SL

Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.

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