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Old 02 Nov 2003, 09:38 am   #1 (permalink)
viz
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my check engine light on 99 camry went on so I took car to the MASS
dealer. They wanted 390 dollars to just replace sensor.
outrageous.Isaid forget it They charged me 75 dollars diagnostic fee
which I paid under protest. The dealership did nothing to repair
problem. They even said another sensor could go in a month and cost
another few hundred. I took the car to an independent dealer. He said
it just had dust on it changing the resistance and fixed it for 95
dollars. Do most Toyota dealers try to hijack their customers like
this? I like the car for reliability so far 67,000 miles, but dealer
seems way inflated. Is 390 the going rate?
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Old 02 Nov 2003, 09:59 am   #2 (permalink)
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If they made a bad diagnosis , stop pay on your ck , or dispute the
bill with your credit card co. Some are ripoffs, some are very fare,
you just learned of one to stay away from

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Old 02 Nov 2003, 09:39 pm   #3 (permalink)
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You could have bought the obd2 code reader for a hundred and read it
yourself.
Toyota wants almost 300 bucks for the AF sensor, they have many in
stock, and it's a huge profit source for them.
You can get a Bosch for somewhere between 69 and 129 bucks.
It's that spark plug looking thing stuck in the exhaust manifold,
staring right at you. A 10 minute fix.

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viz wrote:
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> my check engine light on 99 camry went on so I took car to the MASS
> dealer. They wanted 390 dollars to just replace sensor.
> outrageous.Isaid forget it They charged me 75 dollars diagnostic fee
> which I paid under protest. The dealership did nothing to repair
> problem. They even said another sensor could go in a month and cost
> another few hundred. I took the car to an independent dealer. He said
> it just had dust on it changing the resistance and fixed it for 95
> dollars. Do most Toyota dealers try to hijack their customers like
> this? I like the car for reliability so far 67,000 miles, but dealer
> seems way inflated. Is 390 the going rate?

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Old 03 Nov 2003, 07:12 am   #4 (permalink)
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MB <mkb@sonic.net> wrote in message news:<3FA5CDE5.92579526@sonic.net>...
> Toyota wants almost 300 bucks for the AF sensor, they have many in
> stock, and it's a huge profit source for them.
> You can get a Bosch for somewhere between 69 and 129 bucks.
> It's that spark plug looking thing stuck in the exhaust manifold,


That "spark plug looking thing" in the exhaust manifold is the Oxygen
Sensor.
Sounds like his problem was with the mass airflow sensor - a different
part.
If there are any other Toyota dealers nearby, you could check prices
there, too. Sometimes they vary significantly.
IIRC, the labor to change the front struts on my Camry was around $120
less at a dealer in the next city.
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Old 03 Nov 2003, 06:07 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Mike: If you (a) read the TITLE of this thread and (b) note that
the poster was told there "dust" on the sensor ... then you would
know the discussion was NOT about the Air Fuel sensor located just
after the catalyst (not be be confused with the O2 sensor located
between the engine and the catalyst). The air mass (or air flow)
sensor is located between the air filter housing and the throttle
body and is VERY sensitive to dust accumulations PARTICULARLY where
the owner has foolishly substituted an oil bath (K/N or UniFilter)
filter element.
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with your education - Mark Twain"

>In news:3FA5CDE5.92579526@sonic.net,
>MB <mkb@sonic.net> being of bellicose mind posted:
> You could have bought the obd2 code reader for a hundred and read
> it yourself.
> Toyota wants almost 300 bucks for the AF sensor, they have many in
> stock, and it's a huge profit source for them.
> You can get a Bosch for somewhere between 69 and 129 bucks.
> It's that spark plug looking thing stuck in the exhaust manifold,
> staring right at you. A 10 minute fix.
>
> mike
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> viz wrote:
> >
> > my check engine light on 99 camry went on so I took car to the
> > MASS dealer. They wanted 390 dollars to just replace sensor.
> > outrageous.Isaid forget it They charged me 75 dollars diagnostic
> > fee which I paid under protest. The dealership did nothing to
> > repair problem. They even said another sensor could go in a
> > month and cost another few hundred. I took the car to an
> > independent dealer. He said it just had dust on it changing the
> > resistance and fixed it for 95 dollars. Do most Toyota dealers
> > try to hijack their customers like this? I like the car for
> > reliability so far 67,000 miles, but dealer seems way inflated.
> > Is 390 the going rate?




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Old 03 Nov 2003, 07:33 pm   #6 (permalink)
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So Phillip K&N are not good ?

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Old 03 Nov 2003, 09:27 pm   #7 (permalink)
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In news:1217-3FA701EF-175@storefull-2172.public.lawson.webtv.net,
mark Ransley <ransley@webtv.net> being of bellicose mind posted:
> So Phillip K&N are not good ?


That matter has been discussed at length with particular attention
paid to hot wire air mass sensors.
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with your education - Mark Twain"




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Old 03 Nov 2003, 09:35 pm   #8 (permalink)
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thanks for your complete assawnser. its worth Zero. ass.

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Old 03 Nov 2003, 10:05 pm   #9 (permalink)
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MB wrote:

> You could have bought the obd2 code reader for a hundred and read it
> yourself.
> Toyota wants almost 300 bucks for the AF sensor...



Oh they do not, its between 120-150, less than half of your exaggerated
figure!

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said Bush is "the right man at the right time" to govern the country.

The next five years "will determine the kind of world my children and
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Old 03 Nov 2003, 10:06 pm   #10 (permalink)
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mark Ransley wrote:

> thanks for your complete assawnser. its worth Zero. ass.
>

LOL, Philip, did someone piss in his Wheaties® this morning? :-D

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SENATOR ZELL MILLER DEMOCRAT OF GEORGIA, the nation's most prominent
conservative Democrat, said today he will endorse President Bush for
re-election in 2004 and campaign for him if Bush wishes him to. Miller
said Bush is "the right man at the right time" to govern the country.

The next five years "will determine the kind of world my children and
grandchildren will live in," Miller said in an interview. And he
wouldn't "trust" any of the nine Democratic presidential candidates with
governing during "that crucial period," he said. "This Democrat will
vote for President Bush in 2004."

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