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Pleasant Hill, CA

I own Dublin Auto Repair in Dublin, CA and Milt's Service Garage in Vallejo, CA. Both ASE Certified facilities have ASE Master Technicians that perform general repairs on all makes and models. For piece of mind you have a 12 month/12K mile warranty on all repairs we complete. We also have a racing arm known MServiceGarage. We service those individuals that track/autocross their cars. The knoowledge we've gained is yours when you commission us to build or consult on your race car. Remember that second place is the first loser...(just kidding) My philosophy is very simple: Provide our customers with the best solution to the problem presented! We diagnose the failure and determine what type of repair is needed to get that vehicle back on the road. We provide one year warranties, towing, shuttle service and no interest financing. Maintenance costs far less than a repair so we perform a free courtesy inspection on every vehicle we see so our customers can remain informed.


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Just buy the new connectors and reattach. Use the dealer for these specialized clips/retainers. GL


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Doubtful, this is not a DIY project. Call Contra Costa Auto Service in Concord and let them handle it (925)798-1205. GL


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Misfire can be caused from low compression, lack of fuel or no spark. Need to have it checked out. How's the coolant smell. Does it smell like exhaust fumes? Then you may have a blown head gasket and the coolant is getting in the cylinder and causing the misfire. We seem to a lot of these problems. When were the plugs changed. Over 80K then at least pull the easiest plug to visually inspect it. If your plugs are very old replace the wire set too. I know they're expensive but better to do it now than get cheap and then have to spend it anyway after the plugs are installed. GL


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It could be the belt slipping. Open the hood and inspect the belt. Should be clean, flat black (not shiny) with no cracks. Check the belt tensioner by finding a section of belt you can pull on. Is it easy or difficult to pull. Easy pull means you should replace the tensioner as well. That'll be $50 bucks.


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Where is the sound coming from? Can you hear it in the engine compartment while the engine is idling? Check all your fluids before driving the car again. If you track the noise down get it in to a local shop. GL


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What fluid did they use? Is it full? Amsoil has a synro mesh that works well. You may need a clutch but if the trans wasn't doing this before the oil change start there. GL


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Is the pump for the ride control or ABC? The actuator will continue to keep pressure until it dies. If you a leak or a bad module you need to make the necessary repair immediately. These vehicle are very expensive to repair which is why you bought it used for a great price. The warranty has expired and now you're responsible to make repairs. Stay up on the maintenance or the repairs will bury you. GL


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Search out RepairPal for some good shops in your area. These coil packs go bad and need to be replaced but we need more info before we just replace a part. A misfire can be caused from spark, fuel and compression and you need all three for the engine to run correctly.


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Check the battery connections and the battery itself. What voltage does it have right now? Did you try to jump it?


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Call Contra Costa Auto Service for a quote. They are ready to help. (925)798-1205. GL


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