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I had a mechanic quote me for replacing a crank shaft sensor but he has snapped it when removing, why would this have happened and should I now have to cover the extra costs for removing this sensor

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  • jackiel1 Nov 14, 2009

    can you contact me again, should this be as quoted by the mechanic its a 10 minute job to change and replace so why did he snap it

  • jackiel1 Nov 23, 2009

    Just to let you know mechanic changed crank shaft sensor took over 3 hours did not pay him any more, but this has not solved my problem, car still turns over but will not start and the diagnostics now shows no fault.


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Carelessness would have caused the damaging of the sensor....unless it was SEVERLY damaged previously to the service...highly unlikely tough because it wouldn't have been driveable.You should not have to cover any new charges at all since he is replacing the sensor....and it has not yet been removed.....hope i could help!!!!!

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks, he told me I would be a 10 minute job take old sensor out put new one in, so this is now his problem because he snapped sensor"

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    Jason Lewis Nov 16, 2009

    obviously this repair should have been a quick and painless install for the crankshaft sensor. My best guess as to why he had snapped it is that he had never done one before of maybe just maybe plain carelessness....I'm not talking bad about any mechanics out there but sometimes you do get a dud mechanic every now and then. If he is experiencing difficulty with the removal and assembly of the sensor still I would like to suggest that you could have it towed to another shop and have the current mechanic incur the charges so that you don't have to pay anything additional. If he is a true business man he will either do his homework and figure out his problem and or simply pay someone who knows ho to quickly and accurately replace this for him....either way .... I do hope that you are back on the road shortly with no other issues...any thing else?......please get back to me if you haveANY other questions.....THX AGAIN AND I HOPE I HELPED!!!!


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