I have a Honda CRV 1997 108,000 miles on it. Ran like a jewel, but figured it was ready for a tune-up and timing belt. $1400 later (water pump, timing belt, shocks, a replaced motor mount, transmission flush, other odds and ends) I picked up my car to find that it sputtered at idle and vibrated. Mechanic adjusted the idle but car still died six times trying to back out of my drive. Took it back. Now they say it is a bad idle sensor and I am using the car with the sensor unplugged which seems to fix the problem. Mechanic says it is just coincidence that the sensor went bad when the car was at his shop - that their work and the bad sensor are unrelated. He said that if he can find a new sensor (his supplier only wants to sell him the whole throttle unit), he will replace the sensor for free. Am I being led down the garden path?
Friday, July 28th, 2006 AT 6:11 PM