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Old 07 Jan 2016, 08:50 pm
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Did he show you where the wire was broken that he repaired?
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Old 07 Jan 2016, 09:39 pm
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Wanted to update the post. The mechanic had the car at his shop for two days. He had it running in a few hours. It had blown a mini 10 amp fuse in the engine fuse box. He said he had got it running but hadn't found out why the fuse blew and wanted to know if I wanted to take it or have him keep looking. I said, keep looking. He went through the entire electronics, wires, ECM, everything and nothing. He checked to make sure the HID's weren't the problem with a bad install, nothing.

He asked me yesterday if he could take it home with him and see if it would duplicate the problem. I told him sure try everything. He said on the way home he didn't notice much except it was running a little rough and he would l;ook into that this morning. He said he went out to start it this morning and let it warm up and then he noticed it, a broken motor mount. He hurried to his shop and began to take it apart but first he wanted to see how much actual movement there was as he watched as an employee put it in gear with brake on and he saw it. The engine had enough travel to pull wire's and he saw an arc. Small but noticeable. It didn't trip the fuse but it had to be replaced. He replaced it, reset the computer to clear any remaining codes and it runs like money. No vibration, smooth acceleration and quite.

He told me he had heard of such things but this was the first time he saw it. He marked the fuse location, gave me a couple fuses and said, hopefully you never need them. All of his time, labor and the new mount for $197.50 I cannot say how pleased I am to find a fair and honest mechanic. He has all of my future business.
Glad you got it back in good running order! Sounds like you found a pretty good mechanic there that is not just interested in padding his wallet, but truly taking care of his customers!
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Old 07 Jan 2016, 10:26 pm
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War Eagle, It must be the area we live in. I've had a lot of success with good, reliable, honest and reasonable mechanics here in the Ormond Beach area also, just a bit south of you. Either it's the norm or we're living in a time warp going back to the standards of the 50's. I'm glad you got it fixed. SOOO BIG thinks your PT is neat.
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Old 08 Jan 2016, 10:33 am
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Did he show you where the wire was broken that he repaired?
He showed me the general area of the wire, after the car was repaired. but not the specific wire. sorry.
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Old 08 Jan 2016, 10:37 am
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[QUOTE=ptprice;595749]War Eagle, It must be the area we live in. I've had a lot of success with good, reliable, honest and reasonable mechanics here in the Ormond Beach area also, just a bit south of you. Either it's the norm or we're living in a time warp going back to the standards of the 50's. I'm glad you got it fixed. SOOO BIG thinks your PT is neat.
Happy PTin', ptprice[/QUOTE

ptprice, the shop . if I can say it on here is, The Main Street Garage in St. Augustine. The owner/mechanic is Toby, great down to earth guy, instantly likable. Thanks
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Old 08 Jan 2016, 10:54 am
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He showed me the general area of the wire, after the car was repaired. but not the specific wire. sorry.
Was the general area of the wire in back of the engine towards the drivers side or the passenger side?
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Old 08 Jan 2016, 12:20 pm
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Awesome mechanic; in no way a rip off---what town is he located in? I'm in Fort Myers and assuming he's on the east coast, since you're in St. John's.
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Dont be afraid to write him a 'thank you' note with a couple of dinner tickets to Denny's or give him a little extra as a tip!
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Old 11 Jan 2016, 08:23 am
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Dont be afraid to write him a 'thank you' note with a couple of dinner tickets to Denny's or give him a little extra as a tip!
He was taken care of....
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Old 11 Jan 2016, 08:24 am
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Was the general area of the wire in back of the engine towards the drivers side or the passenger side?
The area was near the engine fuse box, on the driver side towards the rear. Sorry I can't be more specific.
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