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As Allan pointed out, AC cycles on and off, but should have a negligible effect. If you are finding it causing engine problems the two areas to look are: battery. It may be yours is on the way out, and the AC load pulls it below a threshold. aircon. It could be faulty and causing far more load than expected. Check the battery first - it's cheaper.


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I chose to follow the manufactures recommended maintenance scheduled which only requires oil/filter change, air filter and cabin filter change. Dealer quoted 700 for 30K inspection and 90/100 dollars for filter changes. DIY cost for filters was $28 and 30 minutes of my time. Was always told by my Father, who was owner/operator of an independent garage for ...


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You can check the rear toe in exactly the same way you check the front toe -- using the same string setup, parallel to the car's centerline, measure the distance from the string to the leading and trailing edges of the wheel. One thing to be careful of is that the rear tread (a.k.a. track) may be different than the front. When you're lining up your string, ...


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When you consider that you are adjusting your track to mere millimeters across a width of a couple of metres you will realise what a complete folly it would be to use a 'piece of string'. Compound this by the setting of the four wheels and you should be convinced of the complete viability of a four-wheel tracking adjustment at your favourite tyre shop or ...


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It sounds very much like you've blown a head gasket. Even with a new vehicle such as yours, this is not unheard of. There are only two ways you'll get white smoke that I'm aware of, those being a blown head gasket or it sucking up automatic transmission fluid. A head gasket is much more common. I'm sure this thing is still under warranty, so get it down to ...


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There is something in the vent which is blocking proper air circulation. I think you have two recourses available to you: First, talk to the service manager. It sounds to me the mechanic doesn't want to take the time to figure out what the issue is. It may be involved where they have to pull the dash apart to get at the problem area. It is my bet there is a ...


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You've already fixed it, but I'll provide an answer for posterity... The most likely causes of this are a faulty switch or faulty wiring. The switch can be easily tested by swapping it out for another (e.g. one of the back ones). Wiring in car doors is notorious for failing, as the wires all have to go from the door through the 'snake' to the car body, ...



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