In late oct. i took my truck to be smoged ...It failed G.P. so i took it to a local shop JOE KIRBY AUTO 1410 AVIATION BLVD REDONDO BCH CA, 90278.I only wanted him to test the truck to find out what was wrong so that i could fix it. They quoted me 45.00 for the test they called few days later and told me that they did more test without my OK now they tell me that i owe them 182.00 they also informed me of two bad sensors( O 2 sensor and a tps sensor)that they ordered they told me it would pass smog if they fixed them for another 200.00 for a total of 462.00.
I told joe to do the work if he was sure that was the problem. 5 DAYS LATER i called him to find out what the hold up was, He then told me of yet another bad sensor ( EGR sensor )another 88.00. i let him do the work .One weak later he called me to let me know that now its my main computer. At this point i'm very mad!! feeling a little screwed. Joe tells me that sometimes its a prossess of eliminaions which i could have done, anyway he gave me the computer at his cost 215.00 and 35.00to change it out.all along assureing me this had to be it. He also said i had gas in my oil and the plugs where bad anb my water pump was going out, TWO WEAKS before all this i replaced myself the water pump and timming chain,new spark plugs ,and changed the oil, i have reciept for all the parts. At this point i refused to pay any more money and i whated my truck fixed .Now in to the fourth week he tell me that all i need now is the catalitc converter and it should pass.
I took possion of my truck and proceeded to baja mufflers and the owner told me that he would not sell me the converter because it was burning so rich the converter would burn up in a matter of days I am into this smog for over a thousand dollars! and it still not over because my truck still don't pass smog.