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Prestige Auto Works

Sacramento, CA

We have ASE technicians, Volvo and BMW factory certified. We work on all makes and models, but we specialize in foreign cars. Proficient in diagnostics, smog inspections and repair, regular maintenance and all major repairs and tune-ups. You can count on us for quality repairs in a timely manor.


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You can get a lock cylinder/handle with the key from Honda and replace it. You don't have to replace the whole glove box.


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You would be the best judge if it's something you would like to repair on your own or not. It may be very awkward to replace p/s lines if the are under the vehicle. I would recommend a professional inspection at least. P/S fluid loss like that could quickly damaged the pump.


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You may check that the alternator is installed properly and that nothing was left disconnected during the repair. Sometimes when alternator go bad, that battery may also require replacement. If the battery is bad, you could have multiple complications.


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The A/C lines should be clean and dry. Freon is a gas and you may not be able to tell where it leaks out. If the system does not hold the proper level of Freon then it will blow warm. Also there may be a problem on one or more other components in the A/C system causing it to only blow warm air. I would recommend professional diagnostics to determine why it only blows warm air. There are many A/C components and guessing could become very expensive.


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If you didn't have this problem before you got new brakes, then you should check with the installer to make sure that everything is properly assembled. If you did have this problem before you got new brakes, then it would be a good idea to check control arm bushings and the suspension. A jerk could be caused by an engine performance issue, but since you mentioned a clank as well I would assume it's more physical in nature.


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Does it also overheat if you are sitting at a stop light or going through a drive-through? Make sure it has the proper coolant mixture at the correct level. Are the fans working properly? The check engine light may be able to indicate if there is a fault in the cooling system, if it's on. It would advise you to see a mechanic that is familiar with Jaguars and specializes in diagnostics. You don't want to overheat your engine and cause further damage.


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There isn't a dip stick on these vehicles. They are filled with "lifetime" fluid, but typically it does need to be replaced every 100,000 miles at least.


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It sounds like you have some nice friends, trying to be helpful. On these newer cars, so much is controlled by computers. It sounds like you may have electrical wire damage as well as computer communication issues. I would recommend bringing it to a qualified shop (such as ours) and dropping it off for diagnostics. Besides repairs you may need programing (which we can do). You need to have lots of patience with a big problem like this, especially when you've had someone try to bypass the problem.


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You can schedule an appointment with us to diagnose your a/c problems. It sounds like you have two problems? The air is not blowing into the vehicle and the a/c compressor does not come on. Even though the fuses may be good, there can be other electrical components or wiring that has failed.


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The check engine light can be reset with a scan tool. If you haven't checked the codes, you may consider documenting what codes it has before erasing them. You can also disconnect the battery to reset the monitors. Once reset the vehicle will go through multiple drive cycles, and either the check engine light will come on again, or it will find the systems ok and the light will not come on, even when all the monitors are complete.


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