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Old 06-07-2003, 04:52 AM   #1
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I would have posted this earleir but I was bummed out from working and all. Back to the topic now. My check engine light came on, and I was getting crapy gas mileage so I took my car into a GM dealer, and said it was a bad O2 sensor, the one I had just replaced a month ago, the one that you guys recommended, they said it was a cheaper one, and thought I had bought it from NAPA since they sold that same cheaper one. Well it was another $84 to have it fixed. Does anyone know why this O2 sensor went bad since it was praciticly brand new. I don't want to flame anyone but that sucked majorly, since I'm a little broke.
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And its a bosch?
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I didn't buy it from NAPA cause it was 70 dollars, so you or JR. gave me the part number for the one on GM Parts Direct, and that'* where I got it from. Nope it didn't go out until a month after I put it in. They said it looked like the one they sell at NAPA cause it was a cheaper one. NP though I don't hold you responible O ya one more thing they said since it was a cheaper version of one they said it was reacting to slowly, but they but in a good AC-Delco one.
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I'm gonna put a NAPA o2 sensor in this week. I'll let you guys know how long it lasts. Some mechanics say you MUST go AC Delco, others say NAPA is just as good. We shall see.
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Yeah some shops think people are just retarded. A local shop was going to charge me $42 dollars (american) to LOSEN my o2 sensor! I clarified that I have a new sensor that I could put in and all I needed was for them to use the special tool to losen the sensor. But they still said $42. I basically said "F--- you" and went to the shop that did the original repairs on my car after a first bought it LONG ago and get this...he said, "Yeah I can losen it no problem, and we can put the new sensor in...oh for about 10 bucks"

Done deal.
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I didn't buy it from NAPA cause it was 70 dollars, so you or JR. gave me the part number for the one on GM Parts Direct, and that'* where I got it from. Nope it didn't go out until a month after I put it in. They said it looked like the one they sell at NAPA cause it was a cheaper one. NP though I don't hold you responible O ya one more thing they said since it was a cheaper version of one they said it was reacting to slowly, but they but in a good AC-Delco one.
Genuine Gm part ( AC Delco Unit ) The exact same part that your car came out of the factory with, and the dealership calls it a cheaper version...I am feeling that this dealership is full of **** and they would have had a fight on their hands if they told me this... Your car uses the exact same sensor that my 95 bonneville does, and I have had no trouble at all with the sensor, as a matter of fact it was the exact same one I got from the dealership about 4 years earlier... And yes I got mine from Gm Parts Direct too... I'm a bit pissed with your dealership/Shop at the moment... The dealership here tried to charge me $500 for a $40 problem.... I cursed at them and told them to put my car back in the parking area... I took my car elsewhere, and the good dealership told me it was a $40 prob, he told me I could fix it myself being that I was mechanicly inclined, but I had to be at work in a few hours so I had him tune the car up, it turned out to be bad wires... I'm sorry but this dealership is not a good one... I hate BS'n dealerships... Maybe I'll come back and post nice later...
That'* not the old replace the computer and fix a bad spark plug wire trick, is it?
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