2000 Cadillac SLS V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 111807 miles
After having Knock Sensor replaced due to code P0327 and getting the same trouble display, it was determine that I needed a transmission replacement due to code P0741. Took car to another shop for a second opinion and they read the same code and said that the transmission fluid had a burned smell and was dark in color. Decided to have the transmission replaced. After replacement, the " SERVICE ENGINE SOON" trouble display came on again after a hard acceleration. Took it back to the cadillac dealer who replaced the transmission and they read code P0101 and found that the Sound Deadner had come loose. Noted and suggested that the cause may be due to a broken front motor mount. Had that replaced with an OEM part. Recently did a hard acceleration and sure enough the SES message came on.
My question is. Am I being led down an expensive path of gullability due to incompetence or misdiagnosis and how can I ensure that I'm not paying for a mechanic's OJT. My thought, at this point, is to get the Service Manager involved. As you are aware, a customer cannot go into the service area due to insurance restrictions and most people do not have a lift in their garage.
What are your suggestions? I'm bleeding money every time I take this beast in and it is getting to be an almost weekly ocurrance. I can't afford to get rid of it, at this time, and I NEED a car.
Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 2:04 PM