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You can spray carb cleaner into the intake boot and then attempt to start the car. If it kicks over then it is fuel related. Check the relay first. You can also beat the bottom of the fuel tank to shock the pump into working for one more journey. Call Milt's Service Garage in Vallejo to get the diagnostics completed. (707)643-7548
If the coil's part of the distributor then buy a remanufactured distributor. Milt's Service Garage is in Vallejo. Call Danny at (707)643-7548 to schedule a drop off.
If you have the R56 turbo model then you have a timing chain and not a belt. If the chain stretched and the pistons made contact with the valves then the cost of a used engine plus the installation could very well exceed the 5K mark.
These units are electronic and I know of no specific problem. What fluid was used? Was the last unit used or remanufactured?
You need to check for leaks first.
Where was the steam coming from? You need to fix the leak and do a block check to make sure you didn't blow a head gasket when you ran it without coolant.
Sorry Ty, but we've repaired 4 of these already. The repair was significantly less than the dealer though. Call Jon at Dublin Auto Repair (925)828-0243 to get the price and schedule an appointment.
Need to do some diagnostics on the climate control. Could be auto climate control has a problem. Dublin Auto Repair is right down the road. Call Jon at 925 828 0243 and see if he can get you in.
I would change the fluid if it's original. Call Jon at Dublin Auto Repair (925)828-0243 to confirm.
If you keep your car maintaining the repair costs will be minimal. Find a local shop you trust to keep your scheduled maintenance up and you'll be fine. All we see anymore is unmaintained higher end cars that are in need of extensive repairs when the original problem was ignored.