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Dale45

Phoenix, AZ

I'm a car guy, through and through. I raced circle track for nearly 10 years, and like muscle cars/ hot rods, and the outdoors. I have been working on cars since high school. I have been married to my wife Lorie for 28 years. We have 2 children, Kaila, and Landon. I started Fairway Auto Repair in 1991. I was tired of not being appreciated at my job. This experience has helped me appreciate the people who work for me, also my customers.


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If the hoses are blowing off there must be to much back pressure in the exhaust system. Yes, I would suspect the converter being plugged. Do the hoses feel like they are tight to the DPFE and pipes, on the exhaust?


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No they are not


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As csubak30 said, all vehicles are different, and it is not a miles thing. Pretty typically... If you let the car cool completely down, overnight then drive to a place (freeway) where you can drive at a steady speed for 15 miles on way, 55-65 mph. Make sure the fuel tank is 3/4-1/4 full. Drive the car normally. Drive the car back that 15ish miles. Most likely the monitors will all run. If any have not, which does happen. There is something the computer does not like. And it is stopping it from running.


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It is very common for the headlight motor gears to get stripped. Do you hear grinding/ nasty noises when the headlights are turned on? This car also has a headlamp control module. (pops the lights up)


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What have you done to find out why your van is overheating, what have you checked?


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What steps did you do to do the drive cycle? Typically, if the monitors are not complete, it means the drive cycle has not been run. Could be there is a fault that has not turned on the check engine light, or your computer is not seeing the right conditions to run the drive cycle.


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If your issue is with the vehicle feeling like it is jumping when making turns. Are your tires the same size all the way around? Is the vehicle in 2wd, not 4 wheel drive?


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If your issue is with the vehicle feeling like it is jumping when making turns. Are your tires the same size all the way around? Is the vehicle in 2wd, not 4 wheel drive?


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It sounds like you need to replace the ignition lock cylinder


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an oil pan leak, especially near the oil filter is common. Also, the oil cooler/ lines, adapter are common. The rear seal can leak, but usually is not severe.


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