Originally Posted by My Commander 07
ok so i finally got my jeep in to get looked at.....
They are saying that i need $1500 worth of work! They told me that there are 2 sensors bad. One of which has to do with the car shifting. They are saying that at some point the car will just stop shifting all together. There is another issue with a bad probe? my girlfriend is going to pick up the car so once I get it back i am gonna post the diagnostic test on here.
Has anyone had any issues like this?
Any info that anyone has would be greatly appreciated!!
Sounds Fishy to me.
Look at the Sticky's on the General Board, about Easter Eggs, it describes how you can do a "Key Dance" with the Ignition Switch and get the EVIC on the instrument cluster to read out all the trouble codes without having to take it to someone to use a scanner.
Keep in mind, this does NOT read every single possible code, but it does read out most codes, including many of the transmission codes.
In the owners manual it says to make sure to clean the 4 sensors on the rear bumper for the park assist, if they are dirty, it will NOT let the system work right. Just something to check.
Which two sensors are bad? I have a tough time believing replacing 2 sensors costs $1500. Which engine/trans/drivetrain do you have, how many miles on the vehicle?
I've replaced trans sensors in electronic trans in other vehicles, took me 45 min and never cost more than $75 to do it myself. Of course this may be different, BUT I'm suspicious, NOT even the Mercedes Benz Trans would have sensor that expensive and require that much labor that replacing them costs $1500. Most rebuilt trans costs that much.
Anotherthing to consider, how many miles on the vehicle and did you have any trans problems up till now. Some trans sensor are magnetic (Hall Effect) and will collect gunk from the trans fluid, sometimes just taking the sensor out and cleaning it will fix everything. You won't get a mechanic to do that, a dealer/mechanic has to warranty their work, they will only replace the part, NOT try to get an existing bad part working better, that bites them in the a$$ when they do that and it doesn't work out. You'd have to do it yourself.
At the very least, find someone trustworthy to give you a second opinion, this is sounding really fishy to me.