My 2002 ford focus (built after may 23) died and the AAA and tow guy both said that it needs a new fuel pump.
Anyway I went to the mechanic and he said it'll be 350 for the pump and 200 for labor. I called Autozone and found it for 170 so I bought the part and brought it to the mechanic and only paid for labor.
Anyway... after I paid I turned the car on and the check engine light went on. Now even after my car wasn't starting (pre-mechanic) I still didn't have the light on.
He called his guy over and saw him go on the machine and it said something like
ctl (something) oil (something) or something like that, I wasn't sure what I was reading.
The guy then clicked the
"clear all messages" without doing anything to the car.
So my questions are as follows:
- Did the mechanic try ripping me off or is there such a big gap in the price of parts?
- Did he do something else to my car (break something) knowing that later that I'll need to use him again?