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Check you have any mil codes on the dash?

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the lock actuator inside the door has failed or the wiring between the door post and the front of the door may have a broken wire

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you need to have your front wheel sensors checked. One or both are bad or possible bad connection.

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that could possibly be a transmission issue that you're experiencing. mine did the o/d flashing and took it to a mechanic seems like my 4th gear was almost about done. i would recommend you turn o/d off and take it to a transmission specialist so they can make sure your tranny is fine first. if the tranny is fine then i wouldn't know what else would be the issue.

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Are you saying the water reappeared while the car was still in the garage? Hope this is not true, as that would most likely be related to the heater core or plumbing, but I thought all that was on the passenger side. If you mean after putting the car back outside and in more rain, possible cowl vent tube leak, windshield leak, or door vents at bottom edge blocked with debris.

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Sorry dealer only ,sounds like a fault with electronics ,but i have no idea as please remember that when i studied motor vehicle technology the cars were made of metal ,had long stroke engines ,3 speed manual gearboxes and radios made with valves in them ,

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Starter not engaged. No fuel. No spark.

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When the engine stalls;
Test for spark (ignition)
Test for fuel pressure & check fuel pump volume

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This is normal if your A/C doesn't work. When set on defrost the A/C kicks on and off to keep the fog from appearing. the fog goes away once the heat inside reaches a certain temperature. Unless the drain is clogged and the plenum is holding water. Do you have ice on the inside? clean the drain. It's on the passenger side, near the bottom of the firewall. A rubber tube coming out, that goes to nothing.

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If not labeled in you manual then I would look for the fuse that is for the trailer harness. You may not have a hitch but I would bet you still have the harness.

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The usual method for most cars is to use shims between the lid and the hinge, but not sure if this works for yours.

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Try spraying lube in latch mechanism once door is open. You may even have to bend striker plate on door if possible. Try lube first. "PB blaster" works well

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Did y replace your battery with the proper model that match the car requirments? Is the battery properly connected?

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You can try this, it worked on a friend of mines ES 300 with the similar problem, Disconnect the wires from the battery clean the terminals on the battery, Now instead of connecting the cables back to the battery connect the cables to each other- While the cables are connected this way make sure that they DO NOT come in contact with ANYTHING metallic on the car. Leave the cables connected this way for at least 20 minutes, then reconnect the cables back to the battery, make sure you have your radio code before you disconnect the battery,

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Have you tried checking the ground cables? They could be loose or damaged, and have a weak connection. It is also possible the battery is faulty. Hopefully you have a warranty?!?
Also try checking the idle air control valve, could be dirty or is also a real good site to check out if you havent already.

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Sounds like a major vacuum leak on that side of the engine. Could be vacuum lines, a cracked plenum, or bad plenum gasket.

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