Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Mitsubishi Galant 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 86,000 miles
Hello, I recently took my car to a garage and they did Brakes, Rotors, Transmission Fluid Exchange, and finally a Tune Up which included changing the spark plugs and wires.
After leaving, I drove 5 miles and the "Check Engine" light came on so I took the car back to the garage, they re-set it and said noting was wrong and sent me on my way.
Again, after driving it off the lot - within 5 miles, the Check Engine light came on. I took the car back to the garage once again and this time they said the computer code was for a problem with the EGR Valve.
This has never happened before and I had no such problem prior to the tune up.
The mechanic says there is no way the tune up work disturbed the EGR Valve and that it will need to be replaced for $170. (Parts and labor).
They don't have the part so I have to wait for this repair -- but I am very skeptical and think that I am being scammed. Is it possible that replacing spark plugs and wires could upset the EGR Valve in a way that would trigger the Check Engine light?
Also, I am worried about driving the car with the Check Engine light on. Is it safe for me to be driving with this "EGR Valve problem"?
Would love an unbiased opinion please!
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 AT 8:50 PM