One of the black eyes that auto repair gets is from the "public paranoia"- Not saying you have that, just sayin. The media promotes a dark side that is not as bad as it really is. There was a show on goodyear ripping off someone. It was the 63rd goodyear shop the reporter went to, and turns out it was an error in communication.
Coomunication can really be a huge hurddle to get over to gain trust between a shop and a consumer. I need to be better, as I can not always give a good understanding of what is going on with a car, but the customer will still respond that they understand.
It doesn't surprise me in the least that you have run into a collection of recent problems. I have seen cars that were barely ever looked after, and then a string of repairs anre needed. Often from lack of maintenance. But the shop gets the bad rap. No idea what is your situation, but I am glad you posted.
-HAve you ever replace the intake manifold gasket before this most recent time?
The car has a chain. No belt regarding timing. However the serpentine belt is present on that car, but it works the accessories such as the waterpump, alternator, a/c and power steering. This tensioner has no bearing on the leak. You need to call the guy and ask him to explain it better. Any decent shop will be glad to do this. I really think this shop is a decent one in that they are calling you and keeping you up to speed. IMHO.
Is this a timng cover leak maybe?
What is exactly the repair they recommend?
Still not sure on the resistor. What is it's proper name? Ask them.
Have them explain how the tensioner is going to help a leak.
Friday, July 11th, 2008 AT 3:27 PM