Well, I'll need to back-track on this one.
The mechanic did more work than he let on. So I guess the message to be learned is "communication". And at the end of the day I felt like I got my money's worth.
It turns out that the mechanic actually found me a used/new working harness and had it installed. Previously, I thought he had just cleaned the connectors of corrosion and reinstalled the old one.
He also changed out the half-sticking thermostat, changed my coolant, installed a missing dowel pin on my timing cover and put on new wipers.
I thought that it might have taken too long to diagnose the no-start, but I should have also mentioned that another ASE mechanic couldn't find it, and said I would need new injectors, which obviously wasn't the problem.
Saturday, January 16th, 2010 AT 2:14 PM