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Fuel leaks, erratic or rough engine operation, and fuel economy issues can be caused by the failure of a fuel system component called the EHA (electro-hydraulic actuator) valve.
Even when the vehicle is in 2WD, the 4WD indicator light does not go out because of a faulty switch in the dashboard.
The dashboard is known to crack in hot climates.
The part that attaches the distributor rotor to the camshaft can break; the starter will still crank, but the engine will not start.
The part that attaches the distributor rotor to the camshaft can break; the starter will still crank, but the engine will not start.
Improperly sealed wheel well grommets can cause a water leak in the driver and front passenger foot well area. Resealing the grommets will repair the leak.
Excessive clearance between the caliper bracket and caliper slide pins can cause a rattle. Replacing the guide pins is needed for this repair.
The rear trailing arm bushings tend to crack and break requiring replacement of the bushings.
Rear trailing arm bushings crack and break. The trailing arm bushings will need to be replaced when they break.
Our technicians note that this model must be fully warmed up in order to pass the smog/emissions test.
If the seal is not properly lubricated, the moon roof (sunroof) can make noise.
If the moon roof makes a thumping noise moving from the closed to the vent position, using some lubricant (available from Dodge) on the moon roof seal can solve the problem.
On vehicles with a squeaking moon roof, there is an anti squeak tape available from Honda.
An oil leak inside the distributor can cause misfires and loss of power.
High mileage distributors can leak oil onto the heater hose below it and cause the hose to fail and loose coolant. The distributor will need to be replaced along with the heater hose to address this issue.
Some models can leak engine oil from the camshaft seal.
If the engine oil is not changed frequently, the car can develop a rattling noise from the hydraulic lifters in the engine.

The car may not start or drive well because of problems with the ignition coil. This can be resolved by replacing the ignition coil.

When replacing the battery, make sure the battery height is correct; a battery that is too tall can cause a short circuit when the hood is closed.
Vibration caused by the air compressor for the air suspension can be solved by installing an insulator kit at the air compressor mounting points.
On certain models a flapping noise in the engine can occur due to an improperly tensioned timing belt.
Timing belt replacements can be very expensive on the supercharged models. It is important to be sure the timing belt is replaced at the scheduled interval.
The timing belt may fail prematurely. Our technicians tell us that the belt tensioner and idler pulleys should be replaced when the timing belt is replaced.
The timing belt tensioners may make a rattling noise at a higher mileages. This is due to the adjustment being at its limit. Our technicians tell us that the range of the adjuster may be lengthened by elongating the slot where the spring attaches by 2-3 mm to remedy this problem.
The timing belt tensioners may make a rattling noise at a higher mileages. This is due to the adjustment being at its limit. Our technicians tell us that range of the adjuster may be lengthened by elongating the slot where the spring attaches by 2-3 mm to remedy this problem.
The timing belt tensioner may make a rattling noise at a higher mileages. This is due to the adjustment being at its limit. Our technicians tell us the range of the adjuster may be lengthened by elongating the slot where the spring attaches by 2-3 mm to remedy this problem.
A rattling noise from the right side of the vehicle can be caused by worn timing belt rollers. These tend to fail and should be maintained to avoid serious engine damage.
Automatic Transmission
A clogged or restricted transmission fluid cooler system can be the cause of reoccurring transmission failures. Our technicians tell us that if your transmission has failed due to lack of lubrication the transmission fluid cooler and lines should be thoroughly inspected for restrictions.
On some models an overly sensitive transmission control module (TCM) along with contaminated transmission fluid can cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. Flushing the transmission and replacing the TCM usually repairs this issue.
On some models an overly sensitive transmission control module (TCM) along with contaminated transmission fluid can cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. Flushing the transmission and replacing the TCM usually repairs this issue.