I went to my dealer because my engine light went on. Prior to that I went to Autozone and got a free diagnose which said one of my could needed to be replaced. I tried that but the engine still went on. So when I went to the dealer they said I need an engine decarb and replacement of my PCV valve and injectors. All this for around $1800. I feel like that too much money. Am I being played?
Probably not , that is probably fair dealer prices . Of course you location is unknown. It would help if you posted the code you got Pxxxx . Also you are out of warranty so do like most people and get an estimate from an independent shop. That will help you make a decision .
Why are you taking a vehicle that’s out of warranty to the dealer?
Take the vehicle to an independent shop for a second opinion.
Sounds like someone has a boat payment due.
I bought the car at their dealership over a year ago.
But that does not mean you have to have it repaired there .
Yes, I understand that. I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t being tricked before checking our other repair shops.
The only way to know is to have another shop look at it. Find a good independent (not chain) shop, ask around for recommendations, use Google, Yelp.
Replace the pcv valve and try some techron or seafoam, sounds a bit overkill.
That would definitely be my first step before throwing 1800 bucks at it.
You really need to provide the diagnostic code that was given along with the miles on the car. Also, by “could” do you mean “coil”? Was this a misfire code?
As for the PCV valve; maybe or probably.
As for all of the injectors failing; not likely.
Yes, I meant cool. Visited a couple of mechanics and went with the one that sounded like he knew his stuff. I’m having it worked on now. I’m getting it decarb and a new coil. He said my valve and injectors are good, the pressure was just getting messed up from the carbon build up
There is a service bulletin for the misfire/carbon build-up problem. The repair takes about 4 hours to remove the intake manifold and clean the carbon from the valves.