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Problem Reported: Warped Front Brake Rotors May Cause Vibration When Braking
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
<p>The front <a href="/brake-rotor" class="ct_glossary tooltip">brake rotors</a> can warp and cause a vibration when braking. You will feel vibrations in the brake pedal and the steering wheel. The rotors should be replaced to correct this issue. Using high-quality rotors is highly recommended. The OEM parts are best for brake repairs but some aftermarket rotors can work well. It's always good to ask your mechanic to use rotors they've seen the best results from.&nbsp;</p>
Problem Reported: Failed Emissions Test Due to Blocked EGR System
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM
<p>The <a id="ce_9145" class="ct_null tooltip" href="/exhaust-gas-recirculation-system">EGR</a> System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a <a class="ct_auto care advice tooltip" href="/symptoms/check-engine-light"><span class="ct_null tooltip">Check Engine Light</span></a> for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.</p>
Problem Reported: Rattle From Rear Suspension Due to Loose Stabilizer Bar Links
May 27, 2010, 11:09 AM
<p>A Loose rear <a id="ce_5627" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/sway-bar-end-link">stabilizer bar link</a> can cause a rattling noise from the rear suspension while driving on rough roads. Our technicians tell us if the rear stabilizer bar and links are not found to be loose, there are updated <a id="ce_5626" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/sway-bar-bushing">sway bar bushings</a> available which should correct this problem.</p>
Problem Reported: Balance Seal Falls Out, Retaining Device Available
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM
<p>The balance shaft seal tends to fall out causing a large oil leak. There is a retaining device available to prevent the seal from falling out, which can be put in place during routine <a id="ce_257" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/timing-belt-replacement">timing belt</a> maintenance.</p>
Problem Reported: Fuel Gauge Will Not Read "Full" Due to Excessive Resistance in Sending Unit
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM
<p>On certain models the fuel gauge will not read full due to excessive resistance in the sending unit. Replacing the sending unit in the fuel tank will commonly repair this issue.</p>
Problem Reported: Motor Mount on Passenger Side May Wear Out on Higher Mileage Vehicles
May 27, 2010, 11:07 AM
<p>One or more motor mounts may wear out on cars with high mileage. This will put extra stress on the other mounts, and the faulty mount(s) should be replaced.</p>
Problem Reported: Head Gasket May Fail if Engine Overheats
May 27, 2010, 11:07 AM
<p>The <a id="ce_137" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/head-gasket">head gaskets</a> are prone to fail if the engine overheats. When the temperature climbs above the normal operating temperature, turn the heater on the hottest setting, pull over, and shut the engine off to allow the engine to cool down.</p>
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