Check engine light comes on after last 3 visits to the dealer.
The Dealer Inskip in Warwick, RI charges $160.00 per hour to check engine light. Always at least 2 hours. So far 5 glow plugs have been replaced!! HELP!!! Ordered the car new in 2005, Love it but, it lives at the dealers. 3 new batteries, navigation system problems for years. Any ideas out here, I hoped to keep it a long time, but am running out of patience. Rick
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I'm not questioning the integrity of your dealer, but why not get a second opinion? I would take the car to an autoparts store and have them read the codes stored in the computer. Most parts stores will do the scan for free and will reset the check engine light if there are no faults noted. See what fault codes their scan comes up with based on the dealer findings. There's no such thing as too much information. Hope this helped and best wishes.
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It depends on the gasket , a valve cover gasket would be less then an oil pan gasket ! Both valve cover gaskets $150- $ 190 , Intake manifold gasket $ 547 - $698 , Head gaskets $1,000 - $ 1,200 oil pan gasket $ 211 - $ 269 These are just estimates , not all repair shops charge the same . Here in Pennsylvanian local shops like pep boys charge $115.00 per hour , AAMCO does general repairs too , an they charge $ 95.00 per hour . I found the local Chevy dealer to be one of the cheapest around at $86.00 per hour ! It just depends on where you live ! you have to check around , Do let them bully you either , Ask what they charge to do you particular gasket an if they give you the run around tell them you'll try someplace else ! They always say well we will need to check it out first ! good luck hope this helps an may god bless you !!!!!!
Check engine could be any of many faults but instead of going to dealer, stop by a local Autozone, Advance,etc auto parts store and have them perform a FREE fault scan.
They'll come out to your car, plug in their scanner, read the codes, print you out faults found (in ENGLISH - not code) and advise you, then they'll reset your lights - best part - FREE
dearship parts are high.you can buy a factory catalytic converter or universal converter cheaper at auto parts place.they basic the same parts the.dealership has same catalytic converter.they put their price and labor rate charge an hour your pocket book will be empty.i have used universal catalytic converter.had no problem with it.the only difference is universal converter body a little shorter.but has same lengh as factory.if check engine is coming on you cant turn it off .if computer showing you a code.you could have a misfire causing rich exhaust emission.that can ruin a catalytic converter have it scan.dealership charge you about $130.00 .you can have it scan at advance auto or auto zone.to see what pcm code is.it could be oxygen sensor somethinh minor.
this problem could be caused by the mass air flow censor, i had the same problem with my car. it is really pricey at the dealer so you might want to check elsewhere for this part. I found one at a scrap yard for 85% less that the dealer and i also got life time warranty, the dealer does not offer any warranty on this part.