2000 Volvo S40 Q&A
2000 Volvo S40 Question: Was this repair overpriced or not?
I had my car repaired because it kept stalling out at red lights to the point that it would turn off and, the car would accelerate own it's own without pressing the gas pedal. I took it in and after three days here is a copy of the reciept. Was I ripped off? Please only people who are knowledgeable respond because I want to be sure. http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7350/cardoctorreport2.jpg Thanks, Rob. Columbia, South Carolina - rmr0945
Is a big job your talking about over 10 hours of repairs did you need it? provably not the stalling was cause by the air sensor when your stop at a red light idle kicks in the idle speed control keeps you from stalling if this was your only problem the guys there should had only replace this, they did not ripped you off if they replace all those things but they did ripped you off because you did not need it. - sinautoscan.com
Your car was most likely dying because of the Intake Air Temp Sensor and/or the Coolant Temp Sensor. All the other work was preventative work. Was you timing belt due? The prices for the Timing Belt work is is kinda high, it should be about 1000. The Coolant Temp Sensor and Air Temp Sensor job is about $250 max with diagnosis. the Cam Seal/Crank Seal work was pretty stiff. it takes about an hour. I guess that thermostat was preventative. This shop charges top dollar, I just wonder how much of the work was needed. I mean you car was dying at stops right? I don't see how a timing belt or thermostat has anything to do with that, to be honest. I used to work at a Volvo dealer as a Tech, so I am pretty familiar with these cars. - dandd
actualy it was probably the tempature coolant sensor. i had the same exact problem..fixed it with a 40 doller part.......?"edit" but the other repairs were probably worth itbut u didnt need tohem to fix ur problem - abenejan89