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Check engine light for misfire cylinder 2 and 4

My check engine light came on for misfire on 2 and 4. Got new plugs and wires. Day later came back on. Brought it back to the same place and he changed my mass airflow sensor. Day later came back on. I just put over 600.00 dollars into the car for the same problem. Now the mechanic says that the motor is probably shot and will cost 3000.00 to replace. Is the guy taking me for a ride? Is he ripping me off? Should I get a new car??

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If the engine seems like it's OK but you are just seeing a solid Check Engine Light, and if the light has ever mysteriously gone out on its own, check the Knock Sensor. Over time they rust. I have had the repair done on my 2 subies (a 97 and a 99).

The CEL will go out on its own if you have 4 starts with no misfires. If the knock sensor is out, rapid accelleration or steep hill climbing will make the light come back on as the timing advances and the sensor does not ****** the timing for you, so the knocking becomes a misfire.

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RIPPING YOU OFF !!!! Take it else where !!!!

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