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Old 08-22-2017, 08:39 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by John V View Post
They should charge you a diagnostic fee. I wouldn't feel bad about paying for the diagnosis and doing the work myself.

I have no idea how they identified a coil getting "weak." If they scanned the car and saw a misfire on one cylinder, that would indicate (likely) that the specific coil had failed. If it were my car, I'd replace all the coils at that point.
Diagnostic fee is probably in the $120-150 range.

I wouldn't feel unethical at all. If anything, dealers should feel unethical for raping the many customers for charging exorbitant fees for work that a monkey can do.

My opinion, of course.
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