2006 Honda CRV 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 60000 miles
My CRV was visited by a squirrel (I saw when it happen) that bit clean through one wire and exposed the second wire of the 2 wires coolant temperature sensor connector. Honda (Honda dealership's technician anyway) says the only proper way to repair this is by replacing the entire engine harness. The technician says that if he only repairs the 2 damaged wires that the voltage information sent back to the computer could be slightly squewed and would effect emissions and engine performance. Honda wants 8 hours to replace the harness and another $500+ for the part totaling $1,800+ for everything. To add to this problem, the dashboard lights, along with the check engine light, are showing that the VSA is disabled and that there is a problem with the VSA system. This indicates that there is possibly something wrong with the ECU computer or there are more wires that have been compromised.
While my insurance does cover the repair it does so with a $1,000 deductible.
So, the question is this, is there any reason I shouldn't just have the temerature sensor wires repaired instead of replaced? Since I won't even know if the computer is bad until that time?
I work with computers and I used to work with cars and I think it's bunk that a properly repaired wire connection would cause any problems with anything.
Of course, if the ecu and or vsa components are bad I will likely have to spend the $1,000 deductible to get those components fixed since that will not be a cheap repair.
have the same problem?
Monday, June 28th, 2010 AT 3:18 PM