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1999 Subaru Impreza Outback Question: My + batery cable corroded and severed.

 

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salj, Albuquerque, NM, November 09, 2011, 17:11
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I had the car towed to another nearby mechanic and the original quote multiplied 5x. they said entire battery cable harness needs to be replaced, not just the + cable. Does this sound reasonable?

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    November 09, 2011, 17:18
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    another mechanic?? what happened to the first one??

    the cables are special and the parts are not cheap. the bid sounds high by about 150-200.

    Roy

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    salj, November 09, 2011, 17:25
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    I haven't told the 1st mechanic to do the work yet. $500+ just sounds high to me. Will get a 2nd opinion I guess.

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    mastertech6371, November 09, 2011, 19:05
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    yep, stay away from the dealer. they are always to the moon in price.

    Roy

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