Re: harmonic balancer
Yeah it cost 700 bucks. I was rather shocked! But, let me ask you this, in changing out your harmonic balancer, did the shop find it necessary to drain the AC (then recharge it upon reconnection) along with flushing the coolant system? I thought it was kind of weird that the shop I took my car to did this. (they were an independent shop too) In doing the above, it cost about 200 bucks on top of the other charges. I had read elsewhere on the internet that this kind of repair cost from a couple hundred bucks to $350, with no mention of messing with the AC and coolant system, so I was surprised when my bill came out to over 700 bucks!!
The shop I took it to has a pretty good repuation. My boyfriend actually recommended it and since he's into repairing his own vehicles, I trust him. He's taken his vehicles to this place if he's been unable to do the repairs himself and he swears by their service.
I guess what I'm really worried about now is, is this the beginning of many more repairs to come? That's why I posed the question of whether or not I should hang onto the car or sell it to some sucker? *lol* JK! I'm certainly not in the position to pay for more costly repairs, but then again, I may have to just drive this car until it's dead because I'm also not in the position to be getting another car. *argh* This is so frustrating! Any and all advice is much appreciated! :)