Hey guys, so ive had my 2002 wrx wagon for about 6 months now and i think its safe to say that i know how to drive it well now. It was the first car i learned to drive stick in so the clutch aint in the best shape...
But anyways ive got to the point where i wanna fix it up and start putting some after market parts into it but before i do that i gotta get it up to par..
The CEL came on about 2 months ago, got it checked by my buddies mechanic when he was picking up his car (he was nice enuf to do it for free) and IF i remember correctly and thats a big IF, it was bay 1, sensor 1 which needed replacing.
Now i had my car at a local shop for a couple minor things the other day (brake lights, exhaust brackets) and i asked him to run it thru again to verify thats the right sensor, now here comes the good part...
This mechanic wants to charge a full HOUR!! to plug his computer in ($92) so i said forget about it but he looked up the price and told me that the sensor alone costs $592...
$592!!! that seems a bit ridiculous to me, can anyone either confirm or deny that?
also he said he took a look at the intake manifold and said he had no idea where this sensor is (hes mostly an american muscle kinda guy not a subaru tech)
ok now im gonna take it somewhere else to get this done now im just wondering, do mechanics in your area charge for a computer analysis? and how much? cuz i think i should get it checked again before i buy the part
so i guess all i wanna know is.. can i get this O2 for cheaper anywhere else? and how hard would it be to replace it myself to?
any input is much apreciated