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  1. traintech55

    traintech55 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Don't it always seem to go that you can plan for most things, but then you will get one hell of a curve thrown at you. As most of the members know I am in the San Jose area, and have started having problems with my car, looks like a brake hose has gone bad, and the right front is overheating and warped the rotor, (not a fun thing going through the mountains). Does anyone know of a good repair shop in the area so I can get this fixed?
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    If no one can recommend a shop I suggest calling the local AAP or AZ and ask to talk to the Commercial Manager. Explain your situation and ask him to recommend the best shop for the job. These guys want to help customers and help their commercial customers too.
     
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  3. MarPar

    MarPar MeatMan FCBO Gold Member

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    I have a good friend on the B-body forum named Dennis that lives in San Jose, Bill. Lemme PM him over there. Ill get back to ya asap.
     
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  4. dart4forte

    dart4forte Active Member

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    DennisH on FBBO. Good guy, shoot him a PM
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    I would check and possibly replace the rotor, caliper, wheel seal depending on hot that rotor got. Wheel bearings might need to be cleaned and repacked too. If that brake hose collapsed I would probably replace the other side hose too while you have it apart.
     
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  6. traintech55

    traintech55 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    My biggest problem is since this is a newer car, I did not bring any tools with me.
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    It shouldn't cost much for a shop to inspect and replace the front hoses and bleed it. Hopefully that will be all that it needs.
     
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    MarPar MeatMan FCBO Gold Member

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    Is it your Caravan, Bill?
     
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    stubs300 Senior Member

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    If I were closer, I'd lend a hand. If you have problems in the Reno area, holler up!
     
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    MrMoparCHP Senior Member

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    Sorry, I'm four hours south, good luck.


    Alan
     
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    MarPar MeatMan FCBO Gold Member

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    @traintech55

    Here ya go, Bill

    Valaya Racing in San Jose. Behind Sharks Arena downtown. 447 W St John St. 87 freeway near the Julian or Santa Clara Street exit. Talk to Ted {owner} or Ed. Tell him I {Dennis} sent him.

    408 297-1990

    D says they work on any and everything. He takes his new Challenger and his wife's 06 Charger there for service
     
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  12. traintech55

    traintech55 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Yes. Not to happy right now.
     
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    MarPar MeatMan FCBO Gold Member

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    I bet. Give Ted a call. Im sure he'll take care of you.
     
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    73Coupe Well-Known Member

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    Late to see this but...
    Here are three reputable shops in the area by my office.

    Campbell Auto Repair
    28 E Rincon Ave (at Winchester)
    They are usually busy and close at 4:00 today. They can turn rotors.
    There's also a Firestone Center across the street that might be open on Saturday. That shop is "not too bad" for a chain type place. I'm having new tires put on my NY there Monday.

    Scotty's Automotive
    3303 Winchester Blvd
    Campbell

    PRO alignment and Brake (closed today, back open Monday)
    2875 Winchester Blvd
    Campbell

    Give me a call if you need to borrow any tools, glad to help. PM me.
    For parts, Winchester Auto.
    (of course, in Campbell, on Winchester Blvd!)
     
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  15. dart4forte

    dart4forte Active Member

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    Les Schwab

    260 El Camino Real San Carlos, CA, 94070
    • (650) 551-1091
    Just up the freeway from San Jose. Really good customer service. I’ve been with them for 40 years. Wish they were here in the Phoenix area
     
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  16. traintech55

    traintech55 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thank you all for your help. I went with the guys at Valaya Racing and they took real good care of me. Ted the owner was very helpful, and for all he had to do, worked with me and got me back on the road.
    Here is a rundown on everything that went wrong, The rear parking brake cables froze and did not let the rear calipers release, driving the car 2400 miles really did some damage. It was so bad everytime I applied the brakes, it would set off the traction control light. It also caused the cam sensor to become out of sync with the crank sensor and give me a "Check engine light". Ted let me purchase my own parts so in case they went bad back home, I can warranty them. He only charged me two hours labor to replace the cables, calipers, rotors, and pads on both sides. He is a really good stand up guy. He also gave me the procedure to re sync the cam and crank sensors and save some money.
    I highly recommend him to you guys if you need help in the future. He could have stuck it to me, but he took care of me.
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    The best guys on the planet are on FCBO helping others members out!

    :thumbsup:
     
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    MarPar MeatMan FCBO Gold Member

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    Sweet! Im so glad to hear it, Bill!

    Soooooo now that you're back on track...what's da word??? :poke:
     
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    traintech55 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Things are going very well for Patty and I, keep your fingers crossed for us. All other words are classified.
     
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    MarPar MeatMan FCBO Gold Member

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    That's all I needed to know. :thankyou::thumbsup: