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Question Answered: Condensation from A/C in leaking into cabin cabin
November 05, 2009, 05:29 PM
there are drains on both sides of the console. the floor mats and console side covers need to be removed (2 screws) . the red/orange rubber thingies are the evap drains.
Question Answered: Headlightsgo out when dimmed
November 05, 2009, 05:25 PM
usually a headlight switch. best to get diagnosed while happening.
Question Answered: OBD Connector location
November 05, 2009, 05:23 PM
you need an adapter that you can get at
Question Answered: transmission fluid
November 05, 2009, 05:16 PM
if you dont have a trans dipstick you must have the newer style trans pan. the fluid is filled from the large plug on the pan with the car "WARM NOT HOT!!!" a tester is most accurate, spec is 35c. dont use generic ATF its special stuff! go to the dealer. pretty sure your service interval is every 45,000 miles.
Question Answered: auto trans not shifting out of 2nd mosto of the time
November 05, 2009, 05:12 PM
usually the "second gear brake band" causes something like this. it can be adjusted to a point unless the band is shot. there is a 17mm lock nut over an allen bolt on the side of the trans (there is a proceedure). this problem is usually worst cold, it that your case?
Question Answered: if a shop is doing the flush with the brake
November 05, 2009, 05:07 PM
a brake fluid flush sould be done every 2 years (see service book in your glove box). the normal charge is about 3/4 hour and cost of a liter or so of fluid. for that price i hope you had more done than a flush.
Question Answered: Tie Rods
November 05, 2009, 05:03 PM
buy factory tierod ends! some of the aftermarkets fail quickly. do it right! do it once!
Question Answered: ABS interfers with right hand curves at higher speeds
November 05, 2009, 04:58 PM
are all the tires the same size, brand and rating? also check for looseness in the wheel bearing which can cause too large a gap between sensor and ring, rust or dirt on the sensor tip (magnet), and is your steering wheel off to 1 side when driving straight? a "steering angle sensor" can be confused. you may need computer diagnosis if the simple stuff above is not the answer.
Question Answered: Valve cover gasket, spark plugs and rear tail light circuit board...
November 05, 2009, 04:50 PM
there have been issues with the circuit boards on taillights for your type car, just replace it (easy to do) and clean the connector end. the misfire may be due to an oil leak but be aware there is an ignition coil recall coming for your car so "boots" which are part of the coils may be FREE. go to the dealer.
Question Answered: Bad spark plug?
November 05, 2009, 04:44 PM
this type of car is known for some ignition coil issues. your car will be covered by a recall for them any day now. they are soooo fragile that spark plug replacement sometimes damages them (no fault of mechanic). get the cat checked too! make sure it passes a "readiness" test
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