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My dealer dont know jack

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Old 05-19-2009, 10:20 AM
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Default My dealer dont know jack

So, I used to take my car into the dealer to get stuff done as I was too busy with work etc. But no more!

I had taken my 99 S80 into the dealer for the CEL. They have it for a week and finally come back with replacing all vacuum tubes as I have small leaks. (They ran smoke through it they say) Quoted me like $1700

Well, I could be a mechanic but I have never sat down and applied myself and took the time (I build and maintain computer systems and have an engineering mind)

So, I got on this forum and read all of your guy's posts and had the code run at autozone. Said it was a MAF sensor. Ordered sensor.

Sensor installed, no CEL light and it runs beautifully.

Thanks for your help guys!

P.S. I tried cleaning the old MAF with some sensor cleaner from autozone. I saw a post regarding its a waste of time. It is. Dont bother wasting 8 bucks, just get a new MAF.

Cheers.
 
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Welcome. Glad you found the problem and saved a ton of money.
 
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:50 PM
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Welcome............As some of us have found, skid the stealership and pocket the rest of the money in YOUR pocket when you order parts thru somoene else and either get a friend to help u OR DIY....
 
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:16 PM
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Glad the forum helped!
 
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:08 PM
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Niiice, score 1 - 0 for the good guys.

yeah man thats the whole point, dealers will try to rip you apart any chance they get, some of the stories out there are just insane

i was quoted 1300 + to replace 2 oxygen sensors and then on top of that they charged my 178 + for a RECALL that is free, i got my money back but NEVER GOT AN APPOLOGY!!! 2 weeks later i get a card in the mail, one of those automated response card from the dealer, it asked for me to do a survey, guess what i ripped those guys a new a-hole !!! lol
 
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