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Hal...

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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I assume you mean tie rods. With the engine off, how much play do you have in the steering wheel? 2 inches or more. Tie rod ends could be bad. Around $400 including the alignment for outer tie rods.


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It's safe to drive. Check all the connections to the secondary air pump. You probably have a broken one...


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Only an hour to install but the part is dealer. Probably $300 total


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Buy the kit whenever possible, it has the new water pump, idler pulleys which start to make noise. It's better to replace everything related to or touching that belt since you're already in there. Labor is only another .75 hours to replace the pump and a couple of pulleys. Don't forget the other accessory belts. About $400 in labor is normal.


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Check inertia switch!


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This is not DIYer fix. You need to take it to a independent shop that has a GT1 or Autologic to scan the codes. Good luck. The Bombe from GGC BMWCCA has a list of repair shops in your area that even offer discounts.


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Have you seen the underside of the car? The tank may be damaged and reduce the volume of fuel you can carry. How do you know you were almost out of fuel? Gauge, computer or did it stall? You could have a bad sending unit as well.


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Check your charging system first, then all the fuses and get back to me.


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Very easy to rebuild using the kit. Make sure everything is in tolerance.


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After the vehicle is started how long does the light stay on?


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