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Verified for the Dodge Caliber
A metallic rattle sound from the liftgate while driving over bumps may develop. Our technicians tell us that replacing the liftgate bumpers should correct this issue.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E500

The sunroof may not work correctly due to failed components as a result of age and wear. Repairing a sunroof can be labor intensive and very costly.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

Some models have tandem hydraulic pumps—one section for power steering and the other for suspension adjustment. These pumps are prone to leakage from either section.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B150

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 HD

A rattling noise may develop from the AC belt tensioner. This can be caused by an internal fault with the AC compressor, AC performance may also be diminished when this occurs. Our technicians tell us that replacing the AC compressor will commonly correct this concern.

 

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Verified for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Verified for the Dodge Nitro

Vehicle owners may experience one or more of the following conditions: Rough idle or idle drop upon gear engagement, torque converter shudder on apply, high cabin temperatures upon start-up due to delayed AC compressor engagement, and illumination of the Check Engine Light due to fault code P1607. Our technicians tell us that updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software may correct these issues.

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Reported by bmdouble for the Ford Crown Victoria

check wires in visor for visor lights,will chafe and short to ground over time and blow fuse. tape or heat shrink exposed wire to solve problem.

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Verified for the Volvo S80

Engine oil leaks from the PCV housing and turbocharger oil return line seals have been reported.

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Verified for the Dodge Caliber
A whistle sound from the left side may be noted while driving. Modifications to the outside mirror assembly may be necessary to correct this issue.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 500SEC

Some models have tandem hydraulic pumps—one section for power steering and the other for suspension adjustment. These pumps are prone to leakage from either section.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Golf

Oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor failures are common.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E320

Rear air springs (bellows) may develop leaks, which causes the air pump to run more often to maintain ride height. Our technicians recommend that leaking air springs be replaced.

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Verified for the Honda Civic Si

Worn door locks (tumblers) can cause the lock not to work. Removing the lock and replacing the worn parts (tumblers) is needed to get the lock working again.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van B150

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 may experience one or more of the following conditions: Rough idle or idle drop upon gear engagement and illumination of the Check Engine Light due to fault code P1607. Our technicians tell us that updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software may correct these issues.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 400SEL

Some models have tandem hydraulic pumps—one section for power steering and the other for suspension adjustment. These pumps are prone to leakage from either section.

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Verified for the Volkswagen GTI

Oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor failures are common.

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Verified for the Volvo S60

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light and/or other dash warning lights may illuminate due to a failed ABS Control Module. Replacement of the failed module is generally required to correct this concern.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B350

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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Reported by KOOLBREEZ for the GMC Yukon Denali

IT BEGAN WITH THE AIR CONDITIONING DOOR NOT OPENING AND CLOSING ON DEMAND, THERE IS GENERALLY A KNOCKING SOUND AS IF IT IS STRUGGLING TO OPEN OR CLOSE. AS OF RECENT AFTER I TURN THE VEHICLE OFF THE AIR CONTINUES TO BLOW CAUSING A DEAD BATTERY.

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Verified for the Mitsubishi Sigma

The AC system may blow warm air at times due to freezing of the evaporator core. Our technicians tell us there is an AC harness resistor available which can correct this issue.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E500
Due to wear of mechanical parts in the control head, the buttons on temperature control assemblies work erratically or not at all. These control heads need to be replaced for this concern or when the display screen starts to fade out.
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Verified for the Chevrolet Blazer

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Running the engine with a coolant/oil mix may result in engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct this issue.

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Verified for the Buick Park Avenue

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

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Verified for the Chrysler Voyager

On higher-mileage vehicles, engine oil leaks from the valve covers and front crankshaft seal are common.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van B250

The door glass may separate from the glass lift channel. Our technicians tell us a front door glass channel kit is available to repair the door glass. The repair involves removing the door glass from the vehicle.

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Reported by nelsonlwn for the Chevrolet Suburban 1500

Whining noise 40 mph - 60 mph - louder under load - quiet when coasting. Ring and Pinion going bad

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Verified for the Dodge Caliber
A squeak sound may be heard when applying and releasing the clutch pedal. Lubricating the clutch return spring and the clutch master cylinder pushrod ball socket is recommend to correct this issue.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 600SEC

A refrigerant leak may develop from one or more of the following AC components: AC compressor, hose manifold for the compressor, or the evaporator core. The loss of refrigerant can cause poor AC performance. Our technicians tell us that proper leak diagnoses should be performed in order to determine the cause of any refrigerant loss.

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