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Verified for the Plymouth Neon

A click heard when turning the steering wheel may be solved by aligning the steering column or installing revised parts in the column (requires removal of the steering column).

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The brakes may develop a pulsation or judder felt during light and moderate braking. This may be felt as a pedal pulsation, steering wheel shake, and/or a body vibration. The repair involves resurfacing all four brake rotors using an "On-car" brake lathe (replacing if necessary) and using updated brake pads and components.
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Verified for the Chevrolet Blazer

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 3500

On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8 it is often misdiagnosed as a leaking oil filter gasket, the oil filter adapter can seep from between the adapter and engine block.

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Verified for the Chrysler Cirrus

There was a recall on some models to replace the brake master cylinder due to potential leaks.

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Verified for the Volvo V70

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an intake manifold gasket vacuum leak.

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Verified for the GMC Sierra 1500 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 Mercedes-Benz S350

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by driveshaft flex discs, which crack and shred, causing excessive driveshaft movement. Not repairing these can cause damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, or, in the worst case scenario, damage to the transmission or differential.

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Reported by HokieNation for the Honda Accord

Engine hesitated while accelerating from a stop. The check engine light (CEL) came on immediately. Autozone pulled the code of P2647. I replaced the oil pressure switch (37250-PNE-G01) and the o-ring (91319-PAA-A01).

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Verified for the Plymouth Neon

A clicking or popping sound from the front of the vehicle (left or right side) while accelerating from a stop may be fixed by installing a rubber gasket on the axle shaft.

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Verified for the Chrysler Town & Country

Carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. Over time this can lead to symptoms varying from light ticking to knocking noises. Performing a fuel injector cleaning procedure can often help the condition by removing some of the piston top deposits.

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Verified for the Chevrolet Lumina APV

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon 1500

On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8 it is often misdiagnosed as a leaking oil filter gasket, the oil filter adapter can seep from between the adapter and engine block.

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Verified for the Chrysler Voyager
A loose timing chain on early models will produce a rattle (in the front of the engine) because the chain hits the guide. The timing chain should be replaced (the cam sprocket should always be replaced at the same time). Remove and discard the timing chain guide; on later V6 models, the guide has been eliminated.
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Verified for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 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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Reported by justI for the Kia Spectra

I purchased this automatic new and have regretted it for many reasons. Lack of fuel economy makes me wonder if it is a 'Lemon'?? I am a single (old!!) woman w/out the knowledge or confidence to confront this problem w/dealer or who?? and how? I realize it could be less than sticker said, but SO MUCH LESS?? Anyone else w/an automatic have this BIG problem? Also just recently (i have 14,000 miles on it) I smelled the 'fuely' smell INSIDE ...

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Verified for the Dodge Ram 1500

For the 4x4 models, a high pitched whistle heard between 30 and 60 miles per hour can be caused if the tie rod adjusting sleeve is oriented in a way that the sleeve slot is facing toward the front of the vehicle. Wrapping tape completely the sleeve will allow you to verify the the sleeve is creating the whistle. Rotating the adjusting sleeve so the slot does not face forward will fix the problem.

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Verified for the Dodge Intrepid

An intermittent problem with static at startup or when the radio is switched to the satellite function can be fixed by replacing the satellite digital audio receiver (SDAR).

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Verified for the GMC Rally Wagon 3500

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 Volvo V70 XC

A broken vacuum hose near the power steering pump deteriorates and can cause a rough idle and the Check Engine Light to illuminate

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Verified for the Chrysler New Yorker

A tappet/lash adjuster noise may be noted from 3.0L engines. Proper testing of the valve lash adjusters should be performed before replacing any parts. Our technicians tell us a full crankcase of clean engine oil is necessary before determining if any lash adjusters are bleeding down and causing a noise concern.

 

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Reported by it_wasnt_me for the Nissan Maxima

Service Engine light came on. Took it to Auto-Zone initially. The diagnostic tool pointed to the EGR valve. I then took the car to a Nissan dealership who advised me it was indeed the EGR valve "stuck in the open position" along with a bad bank 1 convertor. Now, according to the dealership the engine is burning oil. Time for a second opinion.

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Verified for the Toyota MR2

The Ignition Coil, pick-up coil, and radio noise suppressors inside the Distributor are prone to failure. Our technicians recommend to replace the distributor with a complete genuine Toyota distributor if any of its components fail.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz CLS500

The early versions of the central gateway module (which allows different systems to communicate with each other) have software problems. 

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Verified for the Hummer H2

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

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 600SEC

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 Chevrolet Impala SS

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

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Verified for the GMC Vandura 3500

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 Cadillac DTS

One or more of the power window regulators (one in each door) may fail causing the window to fall into the door and not roll up.

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Verified for the Chrysler New Yorker

Engine oil leaks may develop from the following areas: Valve cover gaskets, cam plugs at rear of the cylinder head, cam seals, front crankshaft seal, and the oil filter bracket. Leaking seals and gaskets should be replaced. Due to mis-machining of the mating surfaces, as special gasket is required to correct the oil filter bracket leak.

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