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Old 10-01-2012, 03:33 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by Mr. Canoehead View Post

A few years ago, I had a similar problem with the wife's '93 Acura. One day it stopped running, I was busy at work, so I took it to the local dealer. After they messed with it for a day, the service guy told me that they didn't know what the problem was and since it was an OBD-I car, they were unlikely to be able to figure it out without just replacing a bunch non-returnable electrical parts.

I said, "Are you telling me you don't want to work on my car?"

Service guy, "Pretty much, sorry."

I had to go the GM of the dealership to get them to eat the $150 "diagnostic fee", since they hadn't diagnosed anything.

Luckily for you, there a lot of oilhead experts out there.
This isn't so bad really.
They should be ashamed for charging the $150 and even more for throwing in the towel but if you got your $150 back you're way ahead of most.
It's OK to refuse work, not so OK to charge for doing so.
So far, everything that has surprised me has been completely unexpected.

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