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He is correct . It could be several things. Upper or lower control arms. Ball joints the list goes on... It needs to be narrowed down. On a visual inspection they have to dig for the other issues and do not like to do it for free. Be careful because you may not get the fix you need.
Blue smoke is oil. White smoke is water.
The dealership calls it a slider for your window regulator. Be thankful its not the regulator. They are better than a hundred dollars. Your sliders cost about 10 to 15 dollars at the dealership. The sliders are only sold at dealerships. Thats why so many people buy new regulators. They do not know.
Check in the rear of your vehicle for water jugs. I have many customers come in for that. They laugh at me when I take them out and have them test drive the automobile. I am not being funny. It happens alot. There is never a charge either for the diagnosis. They are hearing their radiator water jugs churning. If thats not it hit me back.
That usually means you have air in the lines. If you have had any work done on them...You need to bleed the brakes. If you have not there may be a leak that you have not found because there is somthing letting the leak of air in. You need to bleed to make sure if the air comes back then find the leak. It may not be the cylinder. It may be in a line somewhere. Trace your lines.
Sounds like someone grounded a wrong wire. Go back to whoever put it in and have the retrace the wires. They may have even knocked loose the wire harness plug without knowing.
It keeps the starter from cranking if the transmission is in gear. If you are in park or neutral it will start.
Also a battery depreciates in value. If you pull the warrenty and return it they will depreciate the value of the battery for the difference of cost on a new one.
Check your radiator line feeding the engine for compression. Make sure the radiator and overflow bottle are full. If your losing compression this is bad. It should be a very tigt line to squeeze. If not you could have a leak in the radiator. It could go as far as the heater core being bad. You need to narrow it down. Check the oil stick for a milky color. That could mean a head gasket or head job. Your problem needs to be narrowed down. But if you continue to drive it no matter what the problem is you can blow the Head. Major fix...
If it has a chip in it you need to go to a dealership for that car. If you have a no chip key anywhere. The difference will be a chip key will open and start your car. A non chip key can only open your car.