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Old 10-01-2012, 03:33 PM   #45
MotorradMike
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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.
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