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I have a 2003 Ford Focus. It died on me last

I have a 2003 Ford Focus. It died on me last month and I had to have the battery and alternator both replaced. Yesteday it died on me again and now the mechanic is saying I need a new computer? I have very limited funds and I'm needed to know what this might cost to replace?

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HI here is a place you can get price for a used one www.car-parts.com a new one is from 360to 700 dollars

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

First. Have you used the same repair facilty for years with good success. I ask because computers seldom fail without help,meaning mistakes during troubleshooting. Why would you ask what it cost? It's not working now and you where told something by a mechanic. What was his price and does he have the car now and has he gone as far as he can before he needs your okey to continue and start charging you for diagnostic time. No one can tell what is wrong or what it costs to repair without the Vehicle . The computer,if you know which one of several in your Veh can be priced at the Dealer or Auto Parts Store over the phone and I would think you would know that . Don't mean to be hurtfull but cars are complex and need a visit to a repair shop a couple time a year even when they work well, just as we all go to a doctor once a year to be safe. They should cost you on avg about a $1000.00 a year, if you don't do your own preventative maintenance yourself.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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