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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B250
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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Verified for the Dodge Nitro

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 treeshademech for the Ford Crown Victoria

Starter failed on my 2001 crown victoria, Dec' 2011. Car would produce one loud click (the pinion bearing coming out), but not turn over. After several attempts it would eventually turn over. Battery is six years old so it's not putting out as well as it use to... Pulled the starter out (3 bolts, what a PAIN.. hint: use a 1/4" socket wrench for the top bolt!) and tested with just battery, same problem. Had it tested at the auto parts store...

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E420

Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 500SEC

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

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz S65 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 GMC Jimmy

The EGR valve may stick open causing a rough idle and the Check Engine Light light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us that a piece of carbon may become stuck in the valve causing this problem. Cleaning the valve will usually correct this condition, in some rare cases the valve will need to be replaced.

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Verified for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The alternator may fail causing the battery to go dead, or an abnormal noise may develop. The dash warning light may or may not illuminate. A failed alternator will require replacement.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van 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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Verified for the Dodge Nitro

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 orsakvictoria for the Honda Accord

cabin air smells

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Reported by mc54 for the Ford Mustang

The adhesive holding the glass convertible window gives out and the window delaminates from the outer convertible shell. I used 3M VHB 2-sided adhesive tape (the same type that is used to hold glass panels to the outside of skyscrapers) to hold the window back in. It worked great, but long term effectiveness is still unknown.

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Verified for the Honda CR-V
The rear hatch can pinch the window weatherstrip and cause a water leak. A new weatherstrip will be needed.
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Verified for the Honda Civic
Some models have an issue were the windshield wipers won't shut off due to a bad internal switch. The wiper motor needs replacing for this issue.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz CL600
Oil can leak from the oil level sensor seal at the top of the upper oil pan. The seal leaks oil onto the top part of the upper oil pan and then drips onto the lower oil pan, giving the illusion that the leak is between the oil pans.
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Verified for the Chrysler Aspen

With the Mulit-Displacement System (MDS), repeated Check Engine (MIL) light illumination for low oil pressure may be solved with a software update to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 500SEC

Leaks may develop from the differential seals and/or cover on older or high mileage vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit when these leaks are addressed.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B350
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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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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