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Renesmee
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Sep 29, 2022, 1:59 PM

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So the autotech called me and said that one of my fuel injectors is broken and has fallen into the engine. Claiming it was already broken. I talked to someone in my family that knows cars (but they don’t live near me so couldn’t help me in the first place). They’re saying there was no way my fuel injector was broken before it got to the shop. I wouldn’t have been able to drive the car. That the way fuel injectors break is by mishandling them when installing or uninstalling. Is this true?


Hammer Time
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Sep 29, 2022, 3:59 PM

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I wouldn't buy that story either. Fell into the engine?

Injectors cannot fall into the engine through the hole they are installed into. If someone removed one and dropped it into a different cavity of the engine, that would be on them.

A fuel injector that is faulty in any way will cause a dead misfire in the engine and put the check engine light on. So didn't say why it was brought to this tech in the first place.



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Renesmee
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Sep 29, 2022, 4:17 PM

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So I have a Chevy Cruze 2017. So this past Sunday both my check engine light and a warning for the stabilitrak came on. I took it to the mechanic right away especially since I could not get past 50mph. They couldn’t get a “master tech” as they call them to look at it until Tuesday. On Tuesday they called me to let me know my fuel injectors were faulty and I needed new ones. Made sense I was at 100,000 miles. Well come today they call me say they started working on my car and when they went to remove the fuel injectors found one to be broke and that it had fallen in. Now stating the master tech won’t be back until the weekend to try and fish it out and if he can’t fish it out I will need a new engine.


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Sep 29, 2022, 4:24 PM

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Now it's making a little more sense. He didn't use enough finesse to work a stuck injector out slowly and it broke off leaving a piece stuck in the hole.

The injector wasn't already broken. He broke it trying to get it out. If he took his time using penetrating oil and slowly working it loose he could have gotten it out without breaking it. Not much you can do about it now.



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Renesmee
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Sep 29, 2022, 4:26 PM

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But then wouldnt that be on them for not properly taking out the fuel injector? Seems kind of insane to expect me to have to pay for their mistake, which is an extremely costly mistake.


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Sep 29, 2022, 4:30 PM

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There shouldn't be any additional cost to you. You were already buying a new injector and they should have already quoted you a labor price that they should stick to, regardless how long it takes to change it.



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Renesmee
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Sep 29, 2022, 4:41 PM

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They’re telling me if they can’t fish it out, I’ll have to get a new engine. And the price of a new engine is 6-7k…


Hammer Time
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Sep 29, 2022, 4:48 PM

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Threaten them with a lawyer. They'll get it out quick.



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Renesmee
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Sep 29, 2022, 4:50 PM

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Thank you so much!


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Sep 29, 2022, 4:53 PM

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You're welcome



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