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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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You need to get the car's stored code first. Diagnose from there. Could be anything from fuel filter, fuel pump, vacuum leaks, never been tuned up, etc...


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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.


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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.


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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


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Run over to Milt's Service Garage and have the boys take a look at it. (707)643-7548


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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...


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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.


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Try another key and call Milt's Service Garage in Vallejo. Danny can help you (707)643-7548


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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.


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Was the socket clean or corroded?


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