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Neilbilodeau

Plantsville, CT

I am an auto repair shop owner, an ASE service consultant, an ASE automotive technician, I love diagnostics, helping people maintain their vehicles and spending time with my family.


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I would look to see if you have a secondary ignition issue or possible a mechanical (compression) issue. Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492 www.saftauto.com


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Sounds like you have a blend door issue. Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492 www.saftauto.com


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There are many things you can do to improve your gas mileage. I'm not sure what was replaced when they rebuilt your engine, but I would start with the basic maintenance such as a complete tune up also a fuel injection service and something to remove carbon from the internals of the engine could also help your fuel economy. Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492 www.saftauto.com


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I would that that you have a water pump problem or a restriction in the radiator, either would cause low or now flow of the coolant through the radiator. Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492 www.saftauto.com


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The code you are getting is Heated Oxygen Sensor Heater Resistance Bank 1 Sensor 1. This code does not necessarily mean that the Oxygen Sensor's heater is bad, you could have a problem in that circuit. That's why you always want to diagnose the part as bad before changing it. Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492 www.saftauto.com


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Your cable might be broken. You might be able to reach up underneath the front of the vehicle and manually release the hood latch. Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492 www.saftauto.com


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I know this sounds like a silly question but are you sure that you put the thermostat in correctly. If you did you could have an air pocket in the cooling system. I would see what the bleed procedure is for your vehicle. Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492


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You could have a blend door actuator problem.


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The reason you car shakes (I would think in the steering wheel) is that you front rotors have over heated and now have high and low spots causing the pads to catch and then repeat over and over gain. People used to say (and some still do) that the rotors are warped. You can have the rotors machined if they have enough material left on them or if they are under or near the minimum thickness you should replace them. If they are too close the the minimum thickness the rotors can not dissipate the heat produced from the friction between the rotor and the brake pads and are very likely to "warp" gain. Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492


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The air bag light on means there's a fault in the air bag Safety Restraint System and they will not deploy in an accident. Air bags are a serious safety item and should not repaired by a trained automotive technician. They have the equipment and diagnostic tools to work on them safely.


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