jack007

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Do much of my own work on cars.
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Question Answered: no accelleration from a standing start
December 13, 2010, 07:46 AM
The front Cats are subject to going bad, esp. if you run regular fuel. This will impact your ability to accellerate when at full operating temp.
Question Answered: how to change oil and oil filter
December 11, 2010, 05:52 PM
The filter is accessed from the top of the motor, in a plastic housing. You need a web filter wrench to remove it. The replacment filters are all about the same. I get mine from FCPGroton on line, or my FLAPS (Friendly Local Auto Parts Store). About $9 for the filter, which includes the O-Rings (be sure to change these). It is a fairly easy oil change. I use Mobil 1 (10W30)... and 1 QT Lucas Oil Treatment. Total cost for a Home Change is about $32.00 most FLAPS will take your used oil.
Question Answered: driver door
December 11, 2010, 05:47 PM
The key is subject to wear, and getting a new key cut at the dealer resolved the problem for me. Keep the locks lubricated with a good lub, designed for locks.
Problem Reported: ABS Light On, No Speedometer, Check Engine Light On
September 15, 2010, 10:08 PM
<p>There have been many reports of <a id="ce_5545" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/abs-control-module">ABS Control Module</a> failure. When they fail the <a class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/abs-warning-light"><span class="ct_selected tooltip">ABS</span></a> and <a class="ct_auto care advice tooltip" href="/understanding-the-check-engine-light"><span class="ct_selected tooltip">Check Engine</span></a> warning lights will come on. The speedometer may stop operating as well. To address this issue, there are companies that can repair these units, or it will need to be replaced.</p>
Problem Reported: Upper Engine Mount May Wear Prematurely
September 15, 2010, 10:08 PM
<p>The upper engine mount may wear prematurely. Symptoms may include a harsh feeling when the transmission is shifting and roughness when the engine is idling. Worn engine mounts should be replaced as necessary.</p>
Problem Reported: Worn Sway Bar Links Causing Knocking Over Bumps
September 15, 2010, 10:08 PM
<p><span class="ct_glossary tooltip">Front and/or rear <a id="ce_5627" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/sway-bar-end-link">sway bar end links</a></span> may wear out prematurely, causing a knocking noise from the front or rear of the vehicle when driving on bumpy roads. Our technicians recommend inspecting the links at each service, they should be replaced if any looseness is found.</p>
Problem Reported: Oil Leak From Turbo Return Pipe Seal
May 27, 2010, 11:10 AM
<p>The <a id="ce_10185" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/turbocharger">turbocharger</a> return pipe seal may develop an oil leak. The leak can begin very small, but will eventually progress into a large leak. Our technicians recommend having this repaired at first signs of leakage.</p>
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