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Old 03 Jun 2009, 11:06 am
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Question Fuel Injection Cost

I know the problem is the fuel injection needs to be serviced, the only thing is I don't know the typical price and I really don't want to get screwed when I go to the shop. I'm not an idiot about cars, but being a WOMAN this tends to happen, after all they told me to replace my break and rotars would be over 500!! the pads only cost 20 and the rotars dont even need to be replaced I checked myself and got a second opinion! But I dont know how much this is going go be. I refuse to pay over 200 and I'm think its in the 100-150 range??? Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 11:29 am
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Default Re: Fuel Injection Cost

I had my 48k service last week and Goodyear recommended I get the fuel injection service for $130.

I didn't do it... I'll do it when the car actually needs it and avoid tossing money away on what I consider to be a shop ploy to rake in money.
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 03:22 pm
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Unless your PT is running ruff or sputtering and losing power, take Travis2k7's suggestion and don't do it. It's a money maker for the shop. Meanwhile there's brand name (STP/Chevron) injector cleaners you can put in your gas tank every once in awhile to keep everything clean and most decent brands of gasoline that you buy already have cleaners mixed in to keep everything running smooth. Chevron, Amaco, Shell (if you believe their advertisements) all are claiming to clean everything as you drive.
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 04:49 pm
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I definately needs to be done, its running horribly
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 05:11 pm
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I definately needs to be done, its running horribly

Make the shop a deal. If cleaning the injectors doesn't get your PT running better, you get your money back. If it works, they have a customer for life. Bet they don't take it.
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 05:26 pm
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i would try putting good gas Chevron, Shell, 91 octain and some injector cleaner befor taking it to the macanic, i got over 100,000 on my 2003 turbo, no injector problems, i believe it because we use good gass (NEVER ARCO)!!!! give it a couple of tank full to clear up.
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 06:30 pm
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do shops really make deals like that?
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 06:48 pm
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do shops really make deals like that?

NO, but they are selling you something that's in the neighborhood of $120 and telling you that's what you need to fix your problem. Shouldn't they be asked about what happens if you spend the money and it turns out they did it for nothing? They'll probably say "you needed it anyway".

Of course we hear it ALL the time here on this forum about dealers doing exactly that. Throwing parts and labor at a problem only to find out it was something other than what they did. One female here on the forum had the transaxle rebuilt for about $1200 and she still had the same problem after she got it back.
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