Lately, the check engine light my 2005 Lincoln LS with 54,000 miles on it went on.
First thing that the computer at my mechanic's said it needed new coils and spark plugs.
Light went on again, showing 2 warnings, one being O2 sensor and the other the catalytic converter. He replaced the front O2 sensors.
One week later, check engine light went on again. This time, only the catalytic converter showed up on the analysis. Because I live in California, this repair would cost me upwards of $2000. When I asked the mechanic what would happen if I don't fix it, he said the only thing would be that the car would not pass the smog test. As it was just smogged in June and will not be required until June 2012, I am inclined not to fix it now. Is this a bad idea?
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 AT 8:46 PM