Ok, so the crank angle sensor work is 0.7 hours which was the initial job performed which did not solve the problem. If they had charged you for that, then it should be the part that should be reimbursed, including the sensor.
Removal and installation of the timing belt is 3.0 hours and they are entitled to charge you for that.
We can only go by hours as labor charge rates differs over regions. Get your local labor rate to multiply by the stated hour to get the charges.
Seems you have a good mechanic who is honest and willing to accept responsibility. Some give and take should be applicable and my advise is to stick with him for his honesty.
I would not fault him for the misdiagnosis as the symptoms are similar in both cases.
Monday, September 21st, 2009 AT 10:40 PM