Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Saturn SL2 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles
I'm questioning the dealer's work on my engine and looking for an informed opinion. I had been using oil slowly for while, and last month I took it in for a squeak that developed. They said the head gasket needed replacing as it was leaking and some oil transferred to belts (cause of squeak). After an expensive repair, within a few days I found oil on the garage floor. Return to shop and they said the head had been resurfaced and no longer matched the valve cover (or something like that) and the valve cover needed replacing (they also indicated this was rare, but was sometimes needed). They waved the labor charge on that repair.
Now two weeks later, the SES light comes on and I lose power and have to be towed in. Now they say the EGR valve and Oxygen sensor is bad and needs replaced.
They said that sometimes that carbon could come loose and foul the EGR. 1st, they told me they could clean the EGR valve, then they backed off that claim and said it needs to be replaced.
So, my questions are - am I getting accurate info - could the EGR and sensor have become fouled by the 2nd leak (valve cover and head)? Perhaps it was fouled by 1st leak? It seems awful coincidental to fail just after the prior repairs. Any other alternatives?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 AT 8:34 AM