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Old August 18th, 2004, 01:40 AM
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Angry Repair shops suck.

Ordeal of my life. After the hurricane/Tropical Storm Charlie came through, there was plenty of flooded of roads around here. I drove through water only to my running boards and the next day my 90 was acting all kinds of funny. Drove it 30 minutes back home with it acting like it was missing so i figured I got something wet... distributer, engine, etc. something simple at least. Next morning the truck runs like a three legged dog. Sputtering, running awful. The relay for the fuel pump is buzzing loud enough I can hear it in the house. Replace it and it won't even start. Fed up, drive it to the mechanic. He tells me two hours later I got gas in the oil and I need a new fuel injection computer. He can't one and tells me a new one is $1500 and a couple days. I take the computer over to Chris Cox's place and he cleans it up. Reinstall and truck runs fine. But wait, $283.43 for them to change the oil and tell me the computer was messing up. Learned my lesson.
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Old August 18th, 2004, 04:00 PM
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I think repair shops start gouging after natural disasters because insurance companies have open checkbooks. If you have to fix your car because of a natural disaster then its claimable.
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