So when I dropped the car off, I asked them to call me about the sound coming from the engine before they proceed with any other work, since if it costs too much I don’t really want to get anything else done. Well, anything else except for that “outer c/v boot” problem I mentioned this morning. That problem could get more expensive to fix if it’s not addressed soon — the other items can wait.
Well, noon rolls by and they haven’t called. Go for lunch. Come back. No voicemail! How odd. So I call them at 2:20pm. No answer. Call them again at 4:30pm. They fixed the boot. And my left blinker, which I didn’t ask them to fix, but needed fixing anyway.
Grand total was $135 — $100 for the boot replacement and $35 for fixing the blinker and diagnosing the sound from the engine. Unfortunately I got to Swift right at closing time, so I didn’t have a chance to talk to the mechanic that worked on my car, but I do have a little print out that was less than helpful at explaining what the sound was: “sound coming from under timing belt cover”, or something like that. I guess that’s the best they can do without actually opening it up and incurring some sort of labor charge, but man, I’m still in unknown waters pricewise.
Strangely, the car seems to be able to shift better. Not sure why, but I like it!