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L5-3.0L Diesel

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It sounds like the shifter linkage from the shift lever to the transmission has become worn, or is out-of-adjustment for some other reason. Have a trained professional, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the shifting trouble and adjust or repair the...
Loud buzzing before the engine cranks
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Starting problems when the engine warms up
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Preglow indicator light on
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