Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Other Chrysler Models Four Wheel Drive Automatic 80000. Miles
So my dodge 2500 SLT was running rough and I thought I might take it to the dealer for a check up. It seemed like it was running on 9 cylinders rather rough as it were. The first call I recived was that the compression check of the cylinders was 9 were 150 and one was 120#. Suspected a cracked head he said and that the bill was to be $5000.00 I told them to do a real tune up and then let me know. The next day I received a cal saying the tune up did well, however now the alternator was not charging properly. I, of course indicated that it was working well when gave it to them so I told them that the mechanic must have left a wire off or made a loose connection or something. Try again as it were.
The next day they call and indicate that the PCM is bad and it was causing the problem. So, I am thinging the mechanic did something in the tune up process to short the PCM. After all this was just a tune up. Ok The tune up is about $850.00 but the new PCM is $750.00 + labor. I told the service rep that the mechanic screwed up and shorted the PCM while doing a tune up.
My question is what are the chances this happens. The failure/replacement rate of a PCM are very low so I indeed suspect mechanic error.
Please let me know what may have happened while this tune up was being done.
Mike in Alaska
Friday, August 1st, 2008 AT 10:25 PM