Is the dealership screwing me?
and if so how badly and what can I do about it?
I took my car (96 Intrepid, Base, 3.5L, 96K miles) in to the dealership last week because it was leaking oil from behind the timing cover.
They diagnosed it as the rear main seal and left cam seal leaking, which were replaced under the cars 7 year 100000 mile warranty. They also said the air conditioning compressor was leaking, and replaced that, also under warranty.
I picked up my car tuesday morning, drove it home, seemed fine. tuesday afternoon, I got in it to go pick up my sister from school, and the check engine light came on steady.
I calle the dealer, immediately took it right back. They said ok, intake manifold is leaking, and the 02 sensor has gone bad. (The work order staes drb code 174 for the left fuel bank system lean. inspected and found the plenum gasket leaking). They replaced the manifold and plenum gaske under warranty, but said it would be $160 to do the o2 sensor.
I said I'd think about that, and had them do the intake manifold, I called back later and they said thatafter the replaced the intake manifold, the check engine liht was no longer coming on.
I picked up my car wednesday morning, driving home, bam, the light comes back on.
I clale the dealer, he said the o2 sensor was switching when they tes drove it previously, and to wait a day or two and see if it was intermittent or stayed on.
The check engine light is still comnig on steady, I checked the codes on the chart and got 12, 21, and 51.
(battery disconnect,lean air mixture detected, o2 sensor response slower than required.)
I'm asking for advice, what should I do when I go back to the dealer, should I be pressing them to take car of the o2 sensor for free because eerything was working besides the oil leak a week ago when I brought it in, now its developed these other problems, and it's still saying it has a lean fuel mixture, but is that because of the o2 sensor?
Should I even bother going back there, if anybody can tell me if what the dealership is saying makes sense, and how I should respond, thanks for the advice.
Sorry for the double post, I posted this in the first gen GD and got nothing.