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Reported by Donn Scotten for the GMC Yukon XL 1500

The AirRide Compressor will fail to operate due to corrosion in wires due to infusion of salt and water in the junction box mounted on the inside of the right rear quarter panel behind the rear wheel. Wires need to be stripped back to clean and possibly extended and put back in a new junction box. Many wires very labor intensive. Estimate from dealer to repair was $600.

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Verified for the Honda Accord
On vehicles with a squeaking moon roof, there is an anti squeak tape available from Honda.
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Verified for the Chrysler PT Cruiser

There was a recall to inspect and reposition the high pressure power steering hose. The hose could contact the transaxle differential cover and wear prematurely. Damaged hoses must be replaced.

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Verified for the Mazda Mazda6
Mazda recalled certain models due a problem that could cause the fog light bulb to fall out of the fog light assembly. The repair involved inspecting the fog lights and installing a spring clip to prevent the light bulb from falling out.
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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 GMC Yukon 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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Reported by mike700 for the Smart Fortwo

Dealer replaced Clutch Auctuator under an extended repair policy. Total cost of repair was $950. My deductible was $100. Ongoing problem with many 2009 Smart Cars. Tranny still malfunctions on occassion. Very aggrevating!

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 500SEC

The bushings for the shifter lever wear out to the point where they break and fall out. This causes excessive movement (loose feel) in the shifter lever and a clanging-type noise when changing gears.

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Verified for the Chrysler PT Cruiser

A gear-like rattle noise may be heard when transmission is in neutral and the clutch pedal is released. A new clutch is commonly required to correct this problem.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B150
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 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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