RWD - Someone forgot to re-connect the ECT sensor

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Someone forgot to re-connect the ECT sensor 900 1995

Yes... except really - how could any honest mechanic, let alone a team of them, overlook the obvious first thing to check? Especially since it had to be one of them that disconnected the sensor in the first place? And it was the paperwork guy who explained to me that the sensor wasn't working - so he had to know or someone who unplugged it had to know. There were 2 or 3 mechanics involved in changing the radiator hoses.

I know they've had a lot of change of personnel since the good old days, and I'm not even sure if the original owner is even there. I didn't see him on that day.

I'll probably give them another chance - but it's not easy to unplug that sensor and it's not that hard for anyone in the know to notice it's unplugged - since it's a large sensor with plastic connector and is heavily wrapped and you can see it's hanging out unplugged. And when I picked the car up the one mechanic had a voltage meter, as if he was checking the wires or the codes. So I wonder if he thought to even check if it was plugged in... or was just faking it all.

In all the years I've gone there I have never had to doubt such a thing. So the whole thing makes me feel uncomfortable. And I know they're probably pissed that they had to redo the water pump work without making a nickel on it, so they figured they were owed one... or something. If that was the case, I'd rather they just charged me $150 for putting on the new water pump seal and didn't try to trick me into a needless $350 ECT sensor change.

Anyhow, thanks for listening.


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