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Mileage is only one part at 90K miles, time is the other. You only get about 6 years out of a timing belt before you risk failure and an ruined engine When replacing the timing belt on the V6 you should replace the water pump as well. Timing belt kits are now sold with a water pump, idler and tensioner pulley plus the timing belt. It takes 4 hours to replace and does cost about $850-1000 depending on additional parts like new serpentine belts, plugs, wires, air, cabin filters...The dealer will tell someone one over the phone that the job is far less expensive then lower the boom when they turn over the keys. No surprise there.
Disconnect negative battery terminal. Jack up the vehicle and use jack stands to support. Remove the solenoid connections, then the 2 bolts holding the starter in position.. Reverse the process to reinstall. If shims were used install those as well.
Check battery, connections, etc. The light will come on when the alternator is not charging. May need an alternator and battery being that old. Call Milt's Service Garage to schedule an appt. (707)643-7548
Run over to Milt's Service Garage and have the boys take a look at it. (707)643-7548
Call Milt's Service Garage in Vallejo (707)643-7548 to have the diagnosis completed. Just because you have a code does not mean the sensor is bad. Check wiring, check connections, pin the computer. Have the car put on a dyno to check air fuel ratio...
Most aftermarket cats don't work! We've seen these specials that are worse than the cats that were on the car that failed. Reputable manufacturers spend the money to go through the CARB but must pass on their costs for registration.
Try another key and call Milt's Service Garage in Vallejo. Danny can help you (707)643-7548
There is a ballast resistor but that's not related to the transmission. What does the fluid look like? You can try some SeaFoam and flush the transmission.
Was the socket clean or corroded?
Never heard a waterpump ticking but the fan clutch will. Does the fan move freely when cool and tighten up after the engine warms up?