The cooling system hoses may fail unexpectedly. The hoses can look good on the outside, but the rubber can degrade and erode on the inside. If not carefully checked, the hoses can burst at any time.
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Due to wear of the internal drive gear, the speedometer can stop working.
The lower control arm bushings can wear and crack, resulting excessive movement at the control arm pivot point, leading to irregular and premature tire wear. Worn Ball joints can also cause similar tire wear symptoms. I some cases it may be necessary to replace the lower control arm, including bushings & ball joint to correct this concern.
A worn steering dampening shock can cause a fluid leak at the front of the vehicle. If a leak is noted from the dampening shock, our technicians tell us that it should be replaced.
A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.
Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.
One or more blend door vacuum actuators may fail resulting in the incorrect output temperature from the HVAC system. Failed actuators will require replacement to restore proper HVAC operation.
Irregular and premature tire wear can be caused by the front thrust link bushings cracking and causing excessive movement in the suspension. The thrust link bushings are fluid-filled (to help reduce vibration), so if they crack, they will leak oil.
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.
Intermitent failure of turn signals,emergency flasher and intermitent wiper mode.(on same curcuit)
My fix.. Disconnect battery. Remove and clean terminals and boss on and all three ground wire bundles located on the right front shock tower (brown wires and battery ground) with emery cloth
Clean and coat with dielectric grease and re-install and tighten firmly. Re-connect battery.
Steering control arms are a fairly expensive replacement to have done - here in AZ all the rubber components perish before their expected time, causing erosion and damage that can only be fixed by full replacement. Next time you take your car in for routine maintenance, have them check over the front end to make sure that you're still in good shape