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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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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 400SEL

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 Van B350

Leak detection pump failure can be caused by the internal diaphragm switch sticking, or in some cases, contamination from debris or carbon particles from vapor canister. If black carbon particles are present in the LDP, replace vapor canister in addition to LDP. The purge solenoid should also be checked for debris or carbon contamination and replaced as necessary. All evap system hoses are subject to cracking and splitting causing leaks, Inspect hoses carefully. In cases of contamination from carbon particles or debris, all hoses and tubes must be blown out with compressed air to remove contaminates.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram 2500
The sunroof cable conduit may need to be replaced if the sunroof makes a ratcheting noise as it approaches its open position.
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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van B250

Oil seepage can occur at the speed sensor or speed sensor gear adapter (speedometer adapter). A redesigned speed sensor is available and the adapter may need to be replaced.

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Verified for the Dodge Nitro R/T

Vehicle owners my experience one or more of the following conditions: Momentary sag or shift bump when the transmission downshifts, and rough idle or idle drop upon gear engagement after cold start. Our technicians tell us that updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software may correct these issues.

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Verified for the Chrysler LeBaron

The turbocharger may fail resulting in any of the following: Excessive smoke from the exhaust, lack of power, or grinding or scraping noise from the turbocharger. Our technicians tell us the most common causes of turbocharger failure are lack of oil changes, hard acceleration when the engine is cold, and lack of a cool down period are high speed driving or excessive loads.

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Verified for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with a stored code P0231. Our technicians tell us a powertrain control module (PCM) software update is available to correct this concern.

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Reported by CalNinja for the Oldsmobile Bravada

I have taken my 93 Olds Bravada to several repair shops in regards of why it takes off very slow, I have had vehicle hooked up to computer and know one can figure out what the problem is, no codes come up showing any problems, this vehicle does this off and on, some days it's fine on take off and other day's it's not.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to repair. Updated control arms (that prevent damage to the subframe when the bushings wear out) are available.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 400SE

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

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B250

Leak detection pump failure can be caused by the internal diaphragm switch sticking, or in some cases, contamination from debris or carbon particles from vapor canister. If black carbon particles are present in the LDP, replace vapor canister in addition to LDP. The purge solenoid should also be checked for debris or carbon contamination and replaced as necessary. All evap system hoses are subject to cracking and splitting causing leaks, Inspect hoses carefully. In cases of contamination from carbon particles or debris, all hoses and tubes must be blown out with compressed air to remove contaminates.

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Verified for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500

The engine may develop a misfire due to worn valve seats. This fault will cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us the misfire may or may not be felt while driving. They further recommend that both cylinder heads be removed and thoroughly inspected and repaired as necessary.

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Verified for the Chrysler Concorde

A defective fuel pump check valve (which maintains fuel pressure in the system when the vehicle is not running) may lead to long cranking times or hard starting (sometimes with stalling). The fuel pump should be replaced. However, if these symptoms are accompanied by Check Engine Light illumination, there may be a problem with the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor.

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Verified for the GMC 2500 Pickup

It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram 3500
The sunroof cable conduit may need to be replaced if the sunroof makes a ratcheting noise as it approaches its open position.
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Verified for the Dodge Nitro R/T

The engine may stall at times due to a software issue with the totally integrated power module (TIPM). Updating the TIPM software should correct this issue.

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Verified for the Mitsubishi Lancer

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with a stored code P0134 and/or P0154. Our technicians tell us a powertrain control module (PCM) software update is available to correct this concern.

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Verified for the Dodge Caliber
A moan type sound may be noted in the range of 2300-2500 RPM under moderate throttle applications. Our technicians tell us that the repair for this issue involves replacing the exhaust mid-pipe isolator and re-torquing the mid-pipe clamp.
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Verified for the Chevrolet Corvette

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

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Verified for the Dodge Intrepid

A defective fuel pump check valve (which maintains fuel pressure in the system when the vehicle is not running) may lead to long cranking times or hard starting (sometimes with stalling). The fuel pump should be replaced. However, if these symptoms are accompanied by Check Engine Light illumination, there may be a problem with the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor.

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Reported by fixerupper 150 for the Honda Civic

Engine oil mixing with coolent due to headgasket leaking oil into coolent. First time was at 128000 miles. I removed the head & had machine shop rework the head about $300.00 . While i had the head off i pulled the engine (d16y8 v-tech)& trans.from my 1997 civic ex coupe.I replaced both axles along with engine mounts,clutch,heater hoses.vac. lines,cam & crank seals,pan gasket,belts rad hoses,plugs & wires, I was planing on no repairs for a lon...

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Verified for the Dodge Caravan
The brake/transmission shift interlock (BTSI) may make it difficult to select a gear from "Park." Be sure the brake is pressed before shifting out of "Park."
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Verified for the Volvo V70 XC
Oil leaks from the AWD bevel gear housing are common
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Verified for the Dodge Caliber
A high pitched tone may be heard from the engine compartment at temperatures below 0 degrees. The repair involves replacing the bypass valve and four o-rings on the back of the radiator.
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Verified for the Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

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

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 400SEL

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 Mercedes-Benz 600SL

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

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 400SE

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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