I have a 2006 Accord LX Sedan, 4-cylinder. Had car for 10 years and has about 112,000 miles on it.
Here’s my story: My Malfunction indicator came on and car was shaking heavily when idling. So I took it to local repair shop. But then shop called me saying they couldn’t get it to start anymore. They said there was something wrong with time chain and told me to take to the dealer. The dealer said it would cost $250 to do diagnostic. If diagnostic revealed that valves had been damaged, it would cost $3,000+ to repair.
So a couple questions. First, how could this happen after only 112,000 miles? I was told time chain doesn’t usually have problems at that mileage.
Next, is it worth even getting the repairs, or is it better to just get a new car at this point?
Finally, is it even worth getting the diagnostic?
Any advice helps. I’m really lost on this one.