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Top 10 Most Expensive “Check Engine” Light-Related Repairs

check engine dash lightTop 10 Most Expensive “Check Engine” Light-Related Repairs

The sight of a “check engine” light can make you cringe. Here’s a list of your top 10 most expensive “check engine” light-related cringers brought to you by your friends over at Jiffy Lube So Cal.

10. Fuel Injection Pump – $2,500

Higher quality fuel and keeping up with regular maintenance will help extend the life of your Fuel Injection Pump.

9.Trnsfr. Case and Torque Cnvrtr. – $2,900

Since this can be a costly fix you want to prevent further damage to your vehicle so do not attempt to drive with a bad torque converter.

8. Hybrid Battery – $3,000

To maximize battery life, minimize use of DC quick charge. If you have a lithium-ion pack you should also avoid fully charging and fully draining your EV’s battery. Lithium-ion batteries prefer a partial cycle rather than a deep discharge.

7. Supercharger – $3,020

The prices for superchargers can really vary. Things can get expensive in a hurry. Be sure to do some research before choosing where and what you’re purchasing.

6. Gas Mass Sensor – $3,043

Symptoms of a bad or failing GMS can include running rich at idle or lean under load, decrease in fuel efficiency, and rough idles.

5. Transfer Case Shift Motor – $3,272

One clear sign of transfer case failure is the total loss of all-wheel or four-wheel drive.

4. Cylinder Head Assembly – $3,575

To prevent this problem from happening again and again, the integrity of the entire cooling system should be tested and inspected when a cylinder head/head gasket is replaced because of overheating.

3. Transmission Assembly – $3,644

When it comes to difficulty on a scale of 1 – 10 this job is a 10. So it’s pretty safe to say that this is not a DIY job.

2. Transmission Replacement – $3,800

Spending the money to ensure the job is done properly is the way to go. Doing it yourself can be done but it can be a difficult task to say the least.

1. Hybrid Inverter Assembly – $4,100

When your inverter fails replacing it can sometimes cost more than the car is worth when it comes to older EVs. You may want to put that repair money towards a new vehicle.

Repairs of this magnitude, as you can see, can get expensive. Be sure to do your due diligence when it comes to choosing your repair shop. If you can’t find a repair shop come on down to your friends at Jiffy Lube So Cal and if we can’t help you, we’ll be sure to point you in the right direction.

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