Hey I need your advice. I have a 2000 Volvo XC that I should have gotten rid of months ago. I found a mechanic that only works on Volvos because I wanted someone that would know how to fix my car and not complain about it because it is a Volvo. Long story short, within 9 months and thousands of dollars in body work, repairs and maintenance, yet another serious problem occurred. My ETS light came on and a short time after, my car would stall all of the time. My Mechanic said that it is a common problem in Volvos. I requested my mechanic to have it fixed. I had my car towed to his shop and almost a month went by and I finally heard back from him with grim news. He said after they replaced the throttle body and reprogrammed it, they started the car and within a moment it stalled. They then found out that the fuel system was busted and, " It is a bear of a job" , which will cost me between $2000-$3000 bucks to fix. I responded humbly that I was not able to afford that kind of repair. I had asked the mechanic if he could just take my car and use it for parts. He said that I would still have to pay him for installing the throttle and reprogramming it, a job that cost nearly 1,000
Is it possible that the fuel system AND the ETS would fail at the same time? Are the systems linked together. could this be a mechanical error?
Would an experienced mechanic miss that?
What should I do? I feel helpless. I cannot afford to pay $1,000 for a car that I cannot drive.
Am I being screwed or am I a victim of bad car karma?
Oh FYI, he has a huge lot out back of his shop filled with broken Volvos that are for car parts.
thanks for reading my rant.