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So on Tuesday 12/2 I take my 2013 dart rallye 1.4t manual in for what I know has been overdue sparkplug and coils about a $1300.00 job
Yet my TPMS service message came on after a blowout exactly 1 week prior which took out the passenger front wheelwell cover why has the dealer at Shaver Auto group failed to give an estimate and yesterday they say we are still diagnosing mechanical issues. You'd think they'd give an estimate to at least begin some of the maintenance/repairs like oil change brakes etc. Why are they lagging
 

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It's why many people call them stealerships.
 
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Taking car to mechanic soon for turbo and vacuum pump replacement. Just wondering if I'll have to have the cat when I get it installed after the turbo vacuum pump will need to be flashed by the dealer. In order to work.
I'm trying to do a one shop deal but I don't know if this is likely
 

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The vacuum pump is not for the turbo. It is for the power brake booster.
Replacing the turbo does not require a PCM flash.
If this mechanic is trying to confuse you take it somewhere else
 

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The vacuum pump is not for the turbo. It is for the power brake booster.
Replacing the turbo does not require a PCM flash.
If this mechanic is trying to confuse you take it somewhere else
Thanks. I was under the impression the turbo and cat would need a pump flash. Maybe the independant mechanic i had clear the codes has no idea.
 

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Thanks. I was under the impression the turbo and cat would need a pump flash. Maybe the independant mechanic i had clear the codes has no idea.
Either he is confused and incompetent or he knows just enough to pad the bill hoping that you know even less than he does.
Take it somewhere else if you care about your Dart.
 

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Took it to mid valley auto on Winnetka the man Tony Fuchs who did all the work on my civic was located.
He never did me wrong. Only thing I'm questioning is I'm in CA and I need a new cat but because of ca smog regulations an oem cat for the 1.4t carb legal is $2400.00 and product estimated availability is N/A so I'm just going to order Tork downpipe with cat and hope it passes smog along with turbo and evap hose the evap hose is backorder 30+ days what the dealer was going to do for around $7500 I'll be out the garage under $2800. So that's a bonus.... hope all is rev'n fine
 

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Took it to mid valley auto on Winnetka the man Tony Fuchs who did all the work on my civic was located.
He never did me wrong. Only thing I'm questioning is I'm in CA and I need a new cat but because of ca smog regulations an oem cat for the 1.4t carb legal is $2400.00 and product estimated availability is N/A so I'm just going to order Tork downpipe with cat and hope it passes smog along with turbo and evap hose the evap hose is backorder 30+ days what the dealer was going to do for around $7500 I'll be out the garage under $2800. So that's a bonus.... hope all is rev'n fine
If it doesn't have a C.A.R.B approval sticker you will probably fail. When they do smog they will usually run the numbers on the CAT and if its not approved automatic failure. This happened with my Camaro in CA. I got it smogged and they ran the numbers and even though it passed all the emissions portions with flying colors because the cat wasn't made for a Camaro it failed. I had to go get a new one installed and get retest. Fast forward to the next smog, they tried to fail it saying the replacement cat was no longer an approved cat. I had to go home get the receipt and show them them it was installed before the cat was taken off the "approved" list. If there is a check engine light on already it aint passing.
 
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