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Due to an ignition component and/or engine coolant temperature sensor failure, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Replacement of the failed component will be necessary to correct this concern.

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A dirty or failed throttle body can cause various drivability issues and illumination of the Check Engine Light.

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The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.

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Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

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To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.

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Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.

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Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

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One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

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The engine may develop an overheating condition due to a damaged water pump impeller. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.

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Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.

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To avoid sludge accumulation inside the engine, our technicians recommend using the proper synthetic oil with the appropriate oil filter.
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Oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor failures are common.

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Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.

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Head gasket failure is common on higher mileage vehicles.

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Glow plug failure is common and results in extended crank time when the engine is cold.
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