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Verified for the Plymouth Grand 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 Mazda Mazda3
Mazda issued an emissions recall due to a problem with the Swirl Shutter Valve; this would cause the Check Engine light to illuminate.
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Verified for the Chrysler Town & Country
The transmission has numerous problems; symptoms can range from shuddering to completely dying. The majority of the TSBs (service bulletins) require an overhaul of the transmission. Updated internal parts are available.  
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Verified for the Dodge Grand Caravan
The transmission has numerous problems; symptoms can range from shuddering to completely dying. The majority of the TSBs (service bulletins) require an overhaul of the transmission. Updated internal parts are available. 
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Verified for the Dodge Caravan
The transmission has numerous problems; symptoms can range from shuddering to completely dying. The majority of the TSBs (service bulletins) require an overhaul of the transmission. Updated internal parts are available. 
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Verified for the Dodge Caravan
The transmission has numerous problems; symptoms can range from shuddering to completely dying. The majority of the TSBs (service bulletins) require an overhaul of the transmission. Updated internal parts are available.  
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Verified for the Chrysler Town & Country
Carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. As the buildup increases with mileage and over time, symptoms vary from light ticking, to ticking/hammering, to hammering/knocking noises. Fuel injector cleaner often solves the problem.
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Verified for the Plymouth Voyager
Often when replacing the front left wheel speed sensor, the wrong part is used (it's from a later model year). If the wrong sensor is used, it can damage the wheel speed sensor wiring.
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Verified for the Honda Passport

Dry suspension components can cause a spring-type pop when it moves. Lubricating the suspension will stop the noise.

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Verified for the Audi A8 Quattro
Oil leaks can develop in the crankcase ventilation hoses, in between the cylinder banks.
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Verified for the Mazda RX-7

An oil leak can develop at the rear stationary gear seal and O-ring, at the rear of the engine. Our technicians report that transmission removal is required to gain access to the components.

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Verified for the Volvo 850
A knocking noise over bumps from the front or rear of the car can be caused by a broken upper strut mount
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Verified for the Toyota MR2
It is important to regularly check the valve clearance as the exhaust valves may become too tight. This will lead to valve failures which are expensive to repair.
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Verified for the Toyota Avalon
It is important to regularly check the valve clearance as the exhaust valves may become too tight. This will lead to valve failures which are expensive to repair.
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Verified for the Toyota Land Cruiser
Our technicians tell us it is very important that the rear level sensor is properly bled after any brake work or the rear brake stopping efficiency may be compromised.
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Verified for the Toyota Pickup
It is very important that the rear level sensor is properly bled after any brake work or the rear brake stopping efficiency may be compromised.
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Verified for the Cadillac Fleetwood
The idler arm or pitman arm in the front suspension may wear causing excess play in the steering and front end alignment problems.
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Verified for the Lexus ES250
There are reports of premature automatic transmission failures.
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Verified for the Volkswagen Golf
Glow plug failure is common and results in extended crank time when the engine is cold.
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Verified for the Audi V8 Quattro
Problems with air leaks and the fuel injection may cause starting difficulties.
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Verified for the Infiniti Q45
Serious engine damage due to timing chain failure can occur.
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Verified for the Nissan 240SX
The engine may not crank when the key is turned to "start" if the starter relay fails. This can be confused with a defective starter motor.
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Verified for the Nissan Pathfinder
The engine may not crank when the key is turned to "start" if the starter relay fails. This can be confused with a defective starter motor.
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Verified for the Infiniti Q45
The ignition coil may intermittently fail and cause drivability problems.
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Verified for the Honda Prelude
The center console has a tendency to warp. Replacing the warped console will repair the problem.
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Verified for the Dodge Intrepid
3.5L V6
A problem with the PCV system may cause excessive oil consumption or the vehicle to emit blue smoke (burning oil) at high engine speeds (RPM). Too much vacuum allows oil to be drawn into the intake.
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Verified for the Nissan 300ZX

If the vehicle fails the “State Smog Test” due to high emission readings, components in the pollution control system (air injection components) may have failed due to moisture and may need to be replaced.

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Verified for the Toyota Tercel
The rear Oxygen sensors are a critical element in fuel control (unlike other vehicles) and can cause an emissions test failure for high CO and HCs. The sensing element cracks and and reports an erroneous steady state lean condition which confuses the computer, which in turn makes the fuel mixture overly rich.
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Verified for the Toyota Camry
The rear Oxygen sensors are a critical element in fuel control (unlike other vehicles) and can cause an emissions test failure for high CO and HCs. The sensing element cracks and and reports an erroneous steady state lean condition which confuses the computer, which in turn makes the fuel mixture overly rich.
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Verified for the Geo Prizm
The rear Oxygen sensors are a critical element in fuel control (unlike other vehicles) and can cause an emissions test failure for high CO and HCs. The sensing element cracks and and reports an erroneous steady state lean condition which confuses the engine computer.
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