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Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.

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Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.

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Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

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The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

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Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

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

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Head gasket failure is common on higher mileage vehicles.

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Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.
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