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Old 01-02-2011, 05:14 PM   #18 (permalink)
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If I were short on cash ( who isn't ) and not too good with a wrench, I would also take the wait and see approach while monitoring the mileage and performance. That way the closer you get to next years inspection before you replacing the parts the more likely you will pass your next inspection.

But using a code reader, could the mechanic tell right away if he replaces the part if it was the part causing trouble? Or would I have to drive around a while first?
Sometimes a code will reappear after several days. I had a car that made about 7 trips to two different shops before it was fixed. It wasn't the same problem you are having though.

Good Luck and hope to see you back here in other posts.

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