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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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By your manufacture's schedule the only thing that you needed to replace @ 60k miles was the air filter element and cabin air filter.


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The Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) has a recommendation based laboratory and field testing that shows most power steering fluids degrade measurably by 50,000 miles. Therefore, the revised steering and suspension UICS suggests a one-time exchange of power steering fluid at 50,000 miles, so long as a service interval is not included in the manufacturer's maintenance schedule. In addition, a vehicle's power steering fluid should be exchanged whenever a system component-pump, hose, rack & pinion unit-is replaced. Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492 www.saftauto.com


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Reset the system by the following procedure: Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position with the odometer reading shown. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position while holding down the trip meter reset knob. Hold down the knob for at least 5 seconds. The odometer indicates "000000" and the light goes off. If the system fails to reset, the light will continue flashing. Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492 www.saftauto.com


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1) Switch the display to trip meter A when the engine is running. 2) Turn the engine switch OFF. 3) While pressing the trip meter reset button, set the engine switch to the IG-ON mode (but do not start the engine, otherwise the reset mode will be canceled). Press and hold the button until the multi-information display indicates the the reset is complete. Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492 www.saftauto.com


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You have a timing chain, not a belt. Your timing chain does not have manufacture recommended maintenance. Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492 www.saftauto.com


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You will need to have the ecm reflashed. However you do not have to go to a dealer, a well equipped independent repair shop will have a tool called a J2534 reflasher. When you do this you will also get any of the updates that where done to this vehicle by the manufacture. Your cost will be about $125 or so. Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492 www.saftauto.com


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Try the Walker Exhaust website http://www.walkerexhaust.com/ Neil Bilodeau SAF-T Auto Centers Wallingford, CT 06492 www.saftauto.com


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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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