I have a 2007 ram 5.7 Hemi 34000 miles. Engine light is on and running rough. I brought it in to the dealer under warantee as i thiught. Service tech claims i'm in need of a $600 tune up. Consist of plugs, pcv valve, plug wires, throttle body and injection system cleaned. .I.m still under the 36K plus and additional 100K warantee and these rip off artist are trying to tell me i need to pay $600 for a tune up. Am i being taken and what can i do?
Not giving any type of legal advice ;) but you need to read what is covered under your warranty. I don't believe that anything is covered that constitutes as tune-up or under normal maint. unless they gave you one of the oil change or tires for life deals. Sorry but check into it. You may not need all those parts but if you buy a scanner you can check most of it yourself plus changing the plugs and wires isn't that hard even if you have a V10. Also everyone knows that if you take a vehicle to a dealer for a tune-up you're going to pay what the dealer hourly rate is ..... just a suggestion if you want to have someone do the tune-up for you take it to a small garage their hourly rate will most likely be half of what a dealer is. Plus they don't have the mark-up cost on parts as much as what a dealer does.
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2008 jeep cherokee (hemi) engine light its on i brought to fix they change 4 sensor and the converter. After 5 days engine light comes on again, what else can be? im depress about it, after paying almost 2 grand to fix this issue.
the computer has a built in oil service light that will glow every 5k to remind you its time to have an oil service whatever oil you use.on this type of vehecle i have always reckoned using semi synthetic oil because of the cost.and changing it every 5k in heavy use.
YOU COULD BE HAVING ENGINE MISFIRE.DUE TO BAD SPARK PLUGS AND WIRES.ALSO DIRTY FUEL INJECTORS WILL CAUSE ENGINE TO ROUGH IDLE OR IDLE UP AND DOWN.PUT A BOTTLE OF FUEL INJECTOR CLEAN IN A FULL TANK OF GAS.ALSO CHANGE PLUGS AND WIRES.IF TRUCK HAS 30000 TO 60000 MILES ON IT.THATS THE SCHEDULE MAINTENCE INTERVALS IF SPARK PLUGS HAS NOT BEEN CHANGED.
use the warranty, if you get someone to poke around it could void the warranty.
Red fluid is normally transmission fluid, sometimes power steering. Is the fluid oily or watery, some brands of antifreeze are red.
A flashing check engine light means that you are doing harm to the catalytic converters.
I would have this checked immediatley, a customer of mine waited too long and although the dealer warrantied the error, they would not cover the cost of replacing the converters because it was not their fault he kept driving it, it was a $ 2500 lesson
Certainly check with your Toyota Dealer as the vehicle is hopefully is still under factory warranty at that milage. The Air bag light flashing is certainly cause for concern, and having an airbag set off without impact can be very dangerous and it is best to have a professional working on your airbag issues.
Slide a large piece of cardboard under the truck after driving for ten minutes note in which area directly above the spot on the cardboard the oil is coming from then get under the vehicle with a drop light to look for the origin of the leak, if no leak is detected then it may be the engine is burning oil this could either be valve stem seals or broke or worn oil rings.
I took my 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi to a mechanic that works from a garage at his home, recommended by a friend of mine. He removed and cleaned the throttle body and sensor(s?), then reinstalled them, and then disconnected both battery cables and held them together for 2 minutes so that the engine controller could reboot with the factory default settings, then reconnected them. I had bought a can of throttle body cleaner on my way over to his house for about $3.00. He charged me $40.00 for the job. This was done mid-February, about 10 weeks and 2500 miles ago. So far, the problem Has Not happened again, the truck has been running great!