First the blinkers went out. I replaced the (2) fuses with 15 amp fuses and then the car died after maybe five miles after that. Couldn't re-start the car, but had cranking amps. Blinker problem popped up just before the car died again for the second time. The car did have poor horsepower and the gas mileage had dropped to 27MPG, so felt it was okay to change out.
Also know now that replacing fuses doesn't fix a short. Only a amp meter and know how can do that. I know that "some mechanics" up sell repairs. No surprise there. But rather have a good running car in the end and know that after getting the car back that I will have maybe 25 to 50K miles more depending if I watch for signs of things to take care of. Oil, brakes, alignment etc. Taking the car back now that he got his money and should dig any deeper than another 90 bucks for labor to really fix the problem. BTW. He did replace the fuse that burnt out the second time. Question I have is why didn't he look for the short? This brings me to your website and where is the logic of how to approach a short problem. He claimed he had to fix the firing problem to look at the short problem, but it returned. So did he look for it, or assumed that it was connected to the original problem? Will report back with you're comments welcomed too.
Monday, April 29th, 2013 AT 4:56 PM