2008 JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo
July 2019 replaced Radiator, water pump
June 2020 diagnosed leaks in timing cover and pan gasket
Oct 2020 leaks repaired
On “testing the engine” I was told the technician heard a noise. James at Firestone said there was low compression one cylinder and it needed further investigating to find out why. So he takes the cylinder cover off and tells me the rocker arm was loose, and the compression valve is stuck in a low position. He said he can’t find out why without taking apart the cylinder head for inspection, which is a “9.5 hr job”.
My head begins to spin because my JEEP was running fine before I brought it in to this Firestone location.
The instrument panel was giving me a message that said oil change required. For about a week before I could get the vehicle in for appt.
Are there any red flags on this description of events?
Am I about to be or have been deceived?
I understand it if the JEEP needs the work. it is a 12 year old vehicle with 160,000 miles and it went about 3 mos needing oil leak repaired.