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Went to PEP Boys they ran a diagnostic test and said the car needed a tune up. So we replaced the plugs, wires, distributor cap and distributor,IGN coil, Gas filter, air filter, oil change and the water pump since we had to remove it to get to the distributor. Put a new 180 degree thermostat in. Car still run poorly and now get hot at a stop. This never happened. Car still runs poorly just replaced the EGR valve. nothing made a difference. What is next? Patty Burman

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  • printing314 Apr 21, 2009

    PSW5,
    Thanks for all your information. but on the 1994 chevy carprise classic 4.3 the water pump is in front of the distributor.
    How nuts is that...... The cooling system was flushed and yes the water pump was bad so I guess it was leaking on the distributor for a while.
    Let me tell you I did not let PEP Boys do any of the work. I know that there warrenties are ****. They just keep coming back with more stuff that needs to be fixed and you are stuck paying the bill.....
    They gave me a quote of $2500.00 just for Plugs, wires, distributor cap & distributor. That is just NUTS.
    My husband and I did all the work and I know we did a much better job then they ever would have, because it is our only car.
    It is a surviver of Hurricane Charley in 1994. My house roof fell on top of it and it still ran, and ran good...............
    My husband and I replaced the water pump, flushed the cooling system, put in a new thermostat, new plugs & wires, distributor cap and distributor, IGN coil, gas filter, oil change and EGR valve. But the car still does not run as soon as it was before the problem started.
    All the parts cost less then $500.00 so I would have had $2000.00 in labor and still no guarantee that the car would run any better then it does now.
    Pep Boys warranties are ****.
    Who knows what the actual bill would have been when they got done.
    Keep in-mind quote from Pep Boys was $2500.00 and did not include new water pump, new gas or air filter, new thermostat or IGN coil or EGR valve.
    If Pep Boys would have priced what my husband and I did to the car it would have cost $3500.00 to $4000.00 for what?
    What Nut would have designed a car with a water pump in front of a distributor how nuts is that...................
    If you have any other ideas please send them on. I love this car, not a front wheel drive piece of ****.
    We have it to where it is drivable but it still has a problem. Just not smooth like it should be..................

    Thank you for the information
    PB

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My experince with PEP Boys is they do not honor their warrenties. But I would go back and complain about the car running hot since the only part of the cooling system they didn't change was the radiator they did something wrong. It should not be running hot. Is the cooling fan running? If not they probably didn't reconnect the wires to it or broke a wire. They also conned you on the water pump, you have to take out the distibutor to get to the water pump not the other way around.

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