Then a couple of days ago I went back to him for the same problem and also had him replace two sway bar connections (which had gotten rusted and broke--possibly after exposure to the Katrina flood). On the way home on a very hot day after about 20 minutes in freeway traffic which was only crawling along, I noticed my CHECK ENGINE light was displayed. My anti-freeze was not below the MINIMUM mark.
The mechanic's tester showed a P1831 ERROR (as best he recalled when I asked him later). He told me he had called somewhere to see what that meant. However, he had been told there was no P1831 ERROR CODE, so he didn't know what my problem was.
From what little internet research I have done, I suspect my VIBRATION PROBLEM must be caused by an IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED TIMING BELT. He replaced the TIMING BELT a couple of months ago, and I don't want him dragging his feet about fixing the problem until it ruins my engine. What do I say to him to get him to properly adjust the timing belt (which I understand would be once again taking apart the engine)? I think he is just being lazy and is simply waiting for me to take the car to someone else to have the job redone. Also, is the ERROR CODE indicative of some other problem?
Thank you for your help.
have the same problem?
Sunday, March 15th, 2015 AT 3:55 PM