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Verified for the Dodge Nitro R/T

The manual transmission may jump out of first gear. Our technicians tell us that replacing the first gear and 1-2 synchronizer should correct this concern.

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Reported by bmdouble for the Mini Cooper S

have had several leaks,most recent was the oil cooler O-rings but now I have a leak from the oil pan gasket and rear main seal. Expensive little buggers if you don't work on your own like me.

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Verified for the Chevrolet Express 1500
Various electrical components under the front carpet/rubber mat may become damaged if excess water is used to clean the rear cargo area.
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Verified for the Pontiac Sunfire

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 600SEC

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

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 400SE
Oil feed tubes break and fall into the crankcase (engine) and the tappet becomes noisy (ticking), resulting in degraded idle quality. Our technicians recommend replacing all of the tubes at the same time, broken or not.
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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van B350
Delayed transmission engagement of 2 to 8 seconds may be noted after  the vehicle has been parked for an extended period. Our technicians tell the repair involves installing a drainback relief valve in the transmission oil cooler pressure line.
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Reported by mastertech6371 for the Nissan Sentra

Some Nissans with the 2.5 have multiple ignition coil failures.
The reason is the negative battery cable is corroded at the mounting at the bell housing on the transmission.
the solution is to replace the entire negative cable with a factory upgraded cable and replace the coils as well.

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Reported by lecaya_py for the Toyota Matrix

the light sensor the back door fails and I do not know where this sensor is to change. i write you from AsunciĆ³n - Paraguay. i hope can you help me with trouble.

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Reported by bmdouble for the Mini Cooper S

Car would die intermittently and the traction control light would come on.Ended up needing a crank sensor, what the tell tale sign was for me was the tachometer would fluctuate even when the engine speed was constant.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B250
Delayed transmission engagement of 2 to 8 seconds may be noted after  the vehicle has been parked for an extended period. Our technicians tell the repair involves installing a drainback relief valve in the transmission oil cooler pressure line.
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Reported by mastertech6371 for the Ford F-150

Check engine light with PO 171-174 codes with the 5.4 motor.

PCV elbow is leaking vacuum at the connection at the back of the throttle body by the firewall.

The vacuum elbow has to be replaced and is available from Ford either with the entire PCV line or just the elbow.
make sure you remove the battery cable for 30 seconds after the repair to clear the adaptive memories.

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Verified for the Toyota Pickup

At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Master Cylinder may need replacing. It is critical to adjust the brake pedal to Master Cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes will drag and over heat.

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Verified for the Honda Passport
A leaking fuel pump o-ring can cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to come on. Replacing the faulty o-ring will correct this.
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Verified for the Chevrolet Express 1500
Various electrical components under the front carpet/rubber mat may become damaged if excess water is used to clean the rear cargo area.
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Verified for the Chevrolet Astro

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

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Verified for the Chevrolet Blazer

The front or rear differential may develop an abnormal noise due to worn bearings or another internal fault. Our technicians tell us that a complete overhaul of the affected differential is commonly necessary to correct this condition.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG

As a way to increase braking performance, the brake pads and rotors are make of a softer material and may be in need of replacement after approximately 20,000 miles; owners should be vigilant about getting their brakes checked.

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Verified for the GMC Sonoma

The distributor may develop internal faults. This can cause a rough running engine or stalling condition, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Our technicians tell us that the distributor should be overhauled or replaced to correct this concern.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van B150
Delayed transmission engagement of 2 to 8 seconds may be noted after  the vehicle has been parked for an extended period. Our technicians tell the repair involves installing a drainback relief valve in the transmission oil cooler pressure line.
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Reported by lev8orman for the Chevrolet Avalanche 2500

GM 8-Lug vehicles are known to have a front bushing problem in the lower control arm. To prevent this problem from causing more problems further down the road, the problem should be fixed now. The front bushings work themselves out of the lower control arms. The solution is to press out the front bushing and press it back in from the other direction. Instead of the bushing being pressed in from the front of the truck toward the back, the bushi...

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Reported by mastertech6371 for the Chevrolet S10

hard starting after several hours and upon start up, engines missfires and runs rich

Possible fuel pump regulator failure under the upper intake leaking fuel directly into the intake system.

You must replace the regulator assembly and possibly the spider( injector cluster) to resolve the problem. Allowing the engine to run like this for an extended period could result in cylinder wall wash down resulting in internal engine damage.

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Reported by bmdouble for the Mini Cooper S

gear shifter would not click into gear,found that the linkage rod bushing failed which allowed the rod to pop off of the trans linkage. new bushings are available or you can replace the linkage.

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Verified for the Mazda 626
The "Bypass Air Control Valve" can fail causing a low engine idle and possibly stalling.
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Verified for the Toyota 4Runner

Some of the 4 and 6 cylinder engines have had the problem of the crankshaft pulley bolt coming loose. This will make a rattling noise as the engine idles. Our technicians tell us that the pulley bolt should have a thread locker applied and then retorqued. 

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Verified for the Chevrolet Express 1500

The tail light wiring harness in the cargo area is not protected very well. As a result it may become damaged due to normal wear a tear. This damage can causing some or all of the rear lights to stop working.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 600SEC
Oil feed tubes break and fall into the crankcase (engine) and the tappet becomes noisy (ticking), resulting in degraded idle quality. Our technicians recommend replacing all of the tubes at the same time, broken or not.
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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B350
Delayed transmission engagement of 2 to 8 seconds may be noted after  the vehicle has been parked for an extended period. Our technicians tell the repair involves installing a drainback relief valve in the transmission oil cooler pressure line.
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Verified for the Dodge Nitro R/T

Owners may experience one or more of the following conditions: Transmission shifting issues, torque converter clutch apply issues, fault code P0741 (torque converter clutch performance), and a vehicle surge condition. Our technicians tell us that in most cases these issues may be corrected by updating the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software.

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Reported by sjpmapkal for the Mazda Mazda3

how to I reflash to fix flashing red security light on dash?

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