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Honda can blow me. [Aug. 19th, 2002|03:59 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Honda Service is clueless. They don't know what the problem is (what? that's their job!) so they wanted to do "what Honda recommends" and replace some solenoids and flush the transmission fluid.

The former is covered by my extended warranty, sans $100 deductible, but the transmission flush would run me $125, which I'm loathe to spend, given that I just fucking had it done as part of my 30,000 mile service a couple months ago for $650.

So I told them to just replace the solenoids, but I have this irky feeling that it's still going to be fucked and I'll be out $100 for nothing. Then, they probably won't do anything more until I pay the $125 for their clueless asses to replace the transmission fluid also.

I liked Seattle Honda more. I never once had a bad experience with them.

I should either a) learn cars, or b) find a new mechanic.

My brother's coming to pick me up now, and I'm jacking one of my parents' cars for the next few days. Unfortunately, they took the Audi TT, so I get my pick of minivan (no) or Jeep (better).

I should take my car to Honda BooBoo Land! Silly Japanese. :P
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2002-08-19 03:54 pm (UTC)
There are lots of other mechanics out there man. Don't like one, I'd move on in a heartbeat.
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[User Picture]From: youngoat
2002-08-19 04:05 pm (UTC)

memory

Don't forget to add this to your list. =]
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[User Picture]From: nemo
2002-08-19 05:09 pm (UTC)
Tell them to fuck themselves as far as the trans flush. If you just had it done you shouldn't have to do it again so soon. However, replacing the solenoids is a good first step toward the problem.
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[User Picture]From: nemo
2002-08-19 05:10 pm (UTC)

PS

If you want to learn cars, there's a bunch of fun stuff we can do to your ride...
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-08-19 05:16 pm (UTC)

Re: PS

I'd be scared. :P
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[User Picture]From: marcuso
2002-08-19 05:10 pm (UTC)
When you spoke of symptom the last time, I was immediately thinking "low on transmission oil". See if you are able to check the oil level from the engine compartment. If not, tell them to check the level (assuming that they were the ones that did the 30,000 mile service). Mechanics often times fuck things up when the do service, they should fix it for free. If you are leaking transmission fluid, that is bad news.... Sounds like your Honda warrenty sucks ass. I though pretty much all foreign cars came with a 5 year bumper to bumper these days. Am I wrong?
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[User Picture]From: marcuso
2002-08-19 05:11 pm (UTC)
And if they did fuck up your car during the 30,000 mile service, I sure as hell wouldn't pay the $100 deductible....
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[User Picture]From: joggingguy
2002-08-19 06:18 pm (UTC)
When you're driving, does the car buck a little, and the tach jumps up for a second? And is it kinda random how often it happens?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-08-19 06:38 pm (UTC)
99 V6 Accord.

Tach doesn't jump... it falls. It down-shifts incredibly early and often... getting shit fuel performance too.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-08-19 06:38 pm (UTC)
Happening consistently, too.
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