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no, guess I should have asked
actually that is another gripe -- I should have been offered a sheet that showed the codes and a few details on the sensors affected.
dont see the answer my email says i should have here
are you there?
It is common for several sensors to fail on that model. We see a good number of ignition coils and oxygen sensors fail. Most times when a sensor starts to fail it will give a reading out of spec. When that happens the lights will come on. When that happens you may not notice a drop in fuel milage until complete failure. I would hope to think that they did perform a visual check of the affected parts while performing diagnosis.
I am disappointed that "it could be one of two sensors" -- this means that if I/they guess wrong on the first replacement, I have wasted a lot of money on essentially a diagnostic experiment. I don't think this is fair
Is your check engine light still on?
it was this a.m.
and has been on since got back from trip -- only for for period of hour or so on the long trip. Came back on after a rest area stop
only off for a short period, that should be
Most auto part stores will check it for free(like Autozone). If you could get them to check it for codes and post them here I will be glad to take a look at what it could be.
ok, I will do that. My sense is that an ignition coil is a go-no go device (like an electric switch) -- it either works or you are dead, so no such thing as gradual decline affecting gase mileage. What device/function does oxygen sensor check. I still maintain that a failed sensor by itself has no bearing on gas mileage -- but concede that maybe the system or device it monitors might.
i see; -- so it is not merely a sensor -- it controls a device that adjusts the air/fuel ratio. Now tell me, what does the ignition coil or the gar/fuel adjustment have to do with the Trac system and/or the Vehicle Stability Control system?
thats "air/fuel" adjustment
well, guess there is no sense in looking for an answer to this illogic....lol. thanks for your help. I will pay you for your time, but don't want to open a justanswer account. How do I do this?