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I agree with other responses but would add that sometimes a bill has more than 1 item. there are some shops that will drain and dispose of all the gas in the vehicle, therefore will need more gas put back in after the repair. Also, will need fuel filter replacement that doesn't come with fuel pump. Most shops have a markup on parts. I'm not saying it would be $1000...but may be close depending on labor rate, labor rate markup on some systems, quality of part (dealer or not),etc. I suggest making sure you have discussed the bill so that you are 100% clear on what is being covered. If you are comfortable with that shop and trust them, then take that into consideration. They may also have online cojupons you can benefit from. Also ask about "Easy Approval Financing" for all of your auto repair. You can spread the bill out over 6 months or so to make it more affordable!
The findings may be accurate. A smoke test is definitely a viable test of which not all shops have the capability to perform due to lack of the equipment. If you're unsure of the diagnosis or don't feel comfortable, you can always get a second diagnosis at another shop. Also, as suggested before, provide the check engine light codes to get steered in the right direction. Keep in mind the "steering" doesn't bypass a thorough diagnosis, but it may alleviate some of your concerns. Also ask about "Easy Approval Financing" for all of your auto repair. You can spread the bill out over 6 months or so to make it more affordable!
You can heck for up to date recalls by calling the local Honda dealer, ask for service departmentn give them complete vin#....voila! Ask about "Easy Approval Financing" for all car repairs!
Engine replacement labor can vary from shop to shop. Also will depend on actual engine size,etc. Ask about Easy Approval Financing options to help with the costs!
The correct answer is a disappointing one. You not only need to have gas tank cleaned but also:fuel lines,fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel injectors,catalytic converter,possible o2 sensors,internal engine damage possible,etc. Basically any and everything that your fuel system touches will need attention whether it be right away or in the near future. Broad picture:fuel flows from tank to injectors down into engine onto valves,etc and burn off goes through catalytic converter. As for cost, it really depends on just how much you want to fix right at the moment Ex:just empty tank and change fuel filter and hope for the best. Hope this all works out for your best interest.
It means there's a problem with the secondary air injection "system".....will need thorough diagnosis to avoid just throwing expensive parts at it though.
Doesn't need reprogramming.doesn't have to have smoke for head issue. Do compression test and cylinder leak down test or have your mechanic do it.
Sounds like you have internal engine damage. Possible rods, etc. Either way you will have to open up motor to see exactly and repair it. This is better served at your trustworthy auto repair shop. This wil cause loss of compression which will cause the issues you are having.
Could be fuel pump, filter,catalytic converter, timing, low compression just to name a few.
Could be due to faulty thermostat or low coolant level. possibly clogged heater core.In agreement with previous answer, do some diagnosing first before spending money on parts though.