New engine? What????
My daughter brought my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee back to my house after letting her haul a peice of furniture..
It was fine when she left. She pulls into the driveway and I'm gardening. The sound was a definite "Holy hell...WHAT HAVE YOU DONE to my beloved?"
I've had the same mechanic since I started to drive. I knew my baby would be in good hands.
I thought I'd stop by Auto Zone and see if it was an easy fix
(I don't work on cars, and it's very unfortunate).
A couple of misfire codes is what I got. One was about a valve spring.
After puttering and shaking my brains out across the bridge to Indiana...I got a call that this shop doesn't have the time to get to my girl because they are closing for good.
With a sinking heart, I told Wayne that I guess take her down the street to the other folks.
He did. After 8 days, dealing with a receptionist, I hear it's a valve spring. No biggie.
10 days later...it needs an entire engine. Parts and labor are more than the Blue Book.
Being a girl, I know better to listen to one opinion.
How could a misfire and a valve spring result in an entire engine?