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A Check Engine Light may illuminate if the EGR ports have clogged or if the catalyst inside the catalytic converter has deteriorated.

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The distributors on higher mileage vehicles can leak oil onto the heater hose causing the hose to soften and break. Heater hose breakage will cause a coolant leak.

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Issues with the air fuel sensor (oxygen sensor) can set a Check Engine Light.  A failed sensor will need to be replaced for this repair.

 

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One or both of the rear sway bar end links may break resulting in a knocking noise from the rear of the vehicle.

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The ABS modulator (hydraulic unit) can leak air into the brake system and cause a low brake pedal. A new ABS modulator will be needed if it is diagnosed to be the source of the leak.

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The head gaskets are prone to fail if the engine overheats. When the temperature climbs above the normal operating temperature, turn the heater on the hottest setting, pull over, and shut the engine off to allow the engine to cool down.

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Some models with the manual transmission can grind while shifting up into fifth gear due to the misalignment of the fifth gear shift fork. The transmission will need to be removed, and fifth gear, the synchronizer sleeve set, and the fifth gear shift fork will need to be replaced.

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A faulty brake master cylinder reservoir filter can cause the brake system indicator to illuminate after a cold start and then go off. Replacement of the reservoir filter will commonly fix this problem.

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On certain models the fuel gauge will not read full due to excessive resistance in the sending unit. Replacing the sending unit in the fuel tank will commonly repair this issue.

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A water leak on the passenger floor can be caused by a clogged AC evaporator drain.

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The evaporative emission control solenoid (in the EVAP system) can fail in areas of the country where salt is used on the roads during winter.
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A rough idle and harsh transmission shift can be caused by a broken front engine mount. Replacing the broken mount will address these issues.

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An oil leak inside the distributor can cause the engine to misfire resulting in a loss of power. It is common for the distributor to be replaced to correct this concern.

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An oil leak inside the distributor can cause misfires and loss of power.
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The throttle body can accumulate carbon deposits causing the throttle to stick or pop when first accelerating after the vehicle sits for a while. Performing a throttle body service will generally correct this problem.

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