I took my car back to the station that had installed the alternator/battery and explained what had happened and what the other shop had said. They said they would look at it. Which I made an appointment 3 days later as I had to work 12 hour shifts. I took it yesterday to the shop. They had looked at my car for 4hrs. Hooked it up to diagnostics and tried to mimic what I said happened on the pass. They said that it read a bunch of different codes. And that there might be a short somewhere and that subaru probably had a more in depth diagnostic code reader. But, that the alternator was working. They offered me a free oil change for my time. When I got in my car. The car wouldn't start right away and the check engine light was flashing. I went to the mechanic and said my car would not start and that the check engine light was flashing when it had not been before. They did not tell me that I could not drive my car with the check engine light flashing. I call the dealer auto service center when I got home. Approximately one mile from the service station. They told me that I should drive the vehicle with the check engine light flashing. Needless to say I was very disappointed and frustrated that the mechanic from the other shop did not tell me to not drive my car. I called the manager of that shop to ask what exactly they did to my car so I could tell the mechanic that I'm now going to have to have my car towed to. I also said that my check engine light was not flashing when I brought the car in. The manager said it was the speed sensor that caused the light to flash and that the car was ok to drive. Basically, acting like it was my problem. I will have my car towed tomorrow morning since it is the weekend.
Also, I am a woman. I'm a nurse and work on broken sick infants. But, don't know about cars. I did not know that I shouldn't drive my car when light was flashing. But, figured the mechanic would know that and instruct me not to. Since they couldn't tell me what was wrong with my car.
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 4:21 PM