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| Originally posted by Dirty_Tool@Jul 15 2005, 10:09 PM |
It is highly unlikely that both the camshaft and crankshaft sensors both failed at the same time along with the DME failing. I dont know that the mechanic is being dishonest but it sounds as though he may be in a bit over his head and is making guesses as to how to fix your car. Did he confirm that the Ebox drain is clogged again and that the DME did fail due to water contamination? If so then maybe you will have luck with the dealer warrantying some of this however if the DME just failed for another reason then i doubt it. 1st thing is 1st make sure you get it to a mechanic who knows what he/she is doing and it sounds like this 1 most likely does not.
| Originally posted by Delmarco@Jul 17 2005, 08:49 AM |
Its probably JUST the DME and not the other stuff. My girl's car had a similar problem. She took it in for an AC malfunction and also the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT was on.
The mech read the codes and everything seem fine but he was still going to bill her to replace the AC fan and compressor (cha-ching$$$$). But then she took it to the dealership and they found the AC components were working fine...and alas it was the DME and ONLY the DME that was busted.
When the DME is busted it gives the impression that other stuff in the car is failing but once the DME is replaced and/or repaired then everything is fine.
Most second hand shop would try to get you to replace every damn thing under your hood and then tell you opps the DME needs to be replaced after you shell out $$$$. So becareful...Dealerships are pricey, but they are HONEST and tend to have better sense of how to troubleshoot their cars.
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