I went to get my car from the shop today, but still nothing was fixed and now the idle is much worse. It's no longer a subtle annoyance but seems like it's about to stall out when I come to a stop. The mechanic said he believes the timing chain may be stretched, however it will require opening it up a little to check that out.
Regardless, with how it's acting after getting it back and getting to drive it for a little, accelleration is much better than before, however the idling is a lot worse, I am going to take it back to the shop tomorrow and, albeit having to pay a high labor fee, have it checked to see if it's the timing. I'm able to borrow another car, so I hope within the next week (will be a week before my next payday to pay for repairs) they can pinpoint the trouble. I will ask to see if they have checked compression and fuel filter/injectors as well. I am hoping it is not going to be the chain, which is quoted as a $600 repair, but at this point, I just want to know what it is!
Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 7:07 PM