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Have you ever had to get your car engine serviced and parts had to be replaced for a hefty amount?




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      Tuliplady wrote Nov 13, 2014
    • No.  If that has happened, you are getting screwed over and need to get a lawyer!!!

      If a car is running fine and goes in for routine service, it does not need any repairs.  If the mechanic recommends that perhaps you need to have this or that fixed, get a second opinion unless you trust him a LOT.

      I took my Ranger in for an oil change and the guy I took it to tried to tell me I needed over $500 in repairs to the front end.  I took it to another guy, told him what was going on.  He looked things over and told me I needed wheel bearings which cost me a whopping $50.




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      Linda L wrote Nov 14, 2014
    • Tulip, thank you for your response.

      What’s happening is that the “engine service soon” lights is on. So when I took it to my regular car shop, the mechanic had to perform a diagnosis to determine the problem. He said the knock sensor and converter is bad. Fortunately, he told me that as long as the car is running fine and the lights do not flash the car is fine.

      He did give me an estimate of over $1,300 to replace knock sensor and converter (labor and parts). Luckily, he was honest and didn’t recommend repairs need to be done. But in the meantime, the light is still on and will be until the expensive work gets done.




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      Mzd3 wrote Nov 15, 2014
    • No because my husband is my mechanic




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      Linda L wrote Nov 15, 2014
    • Hi Mzd3! I wonder if you can ask your husband if he agrees with the repair estimate.




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      Tuliplady wrote Nov 15, 2014
    • Put a piece of black tape over the light.  Problem solved.  My parents have 200,000+ miles on their car.  The “check engine” light has been on since they bought it 12 years ago.

      We’ve had our Ranger for almost 15 yrs and the check engine light on that is on more often than not.  

      Like your mechanic said, as long as it’s running fine, no worries.




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      Linda L wrote Nov 15, 2014
    • Tulip, thanks for the idea of putting a piece of black tape over the light.




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      Mzd3 wrote Nov 16, 2014
    • Husband asked what kind of car ? Year ? Engine ?,




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      Linda L wrote Nov 17, 2014
    • Sorry Mzd3. It’s a 2001 Nissan Sentra. I don’t know what I can say about the engine except it’s running fine. I know I asked, but thank you I’ll stick to Tulip’s suggestion.




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