$450.00 Labor. 9 hours.
Parts? Crankshaft position sensor, Fluid and Cleaner, Wiring: $115
Memo under labor?
CHECK FUEL PRESSURE AND IGNITION SYSTEMS.
SCAN ECM. DIAGNOSE BAD CRANK SENSOR.
LOCATE MELTED WIRING TO CAVITY C-1 OF ECM HARNESS.
CHECK ALL SENSORS RELATED TO THAT CIRCUIT
DISASSEMBLE HARNESS, REPLACE DAMANGED WIRING, REPLACE CKP CENSOR due to INTERNAL SHORT.
INSTALL FUSEABLE LINK TO PREVENT FUTURE DAMAGE TO ECM.
Total price? $607.77.
This Mechanic owed me a favor. My land lady bought a Jeep, after giving me $2,500 and said FIND ME A GOOD MINI VAN. She's older, heavier. I convinced her into a GP. I exaplined to her GP = Jeep. The straight six. Found one on Craigslist, 113k miles. Great condition. Paid $2,300 for it. 2000 Grand Cherokee with i6 4.0, leather, no bad codes when bought.
Besides owing me a FAVOR for helping them get on TV and Newspaper (His Shop is called "ISLAND AUTO" - because in Florida there's tons of barrier islands. His shop has been there since '72 and now the city is deeming it an "eye sore" - blah blah - because of my past in political organizing and the fact I'm a journalist, I sent out a press release and had the local news there, he was front page of paper, then front page of Local - and I went to City Hall and got them a permit to hold a fund raiser.
PLUS I brought him $100 worth of 'Candy' because he has a little... ahem... problem with blue candy. So I I asked him, "Cash in my Karma Points," and I slipped him the candy, "and here's something for good measure!"
He said it was simple.
Next day - phone call -
It's done. $607.
We got into a fight. He texted me saying BUYING A NEW ONE WOULD BE 700$ ALONE. I told him MOPAR doesn't sell brand new PCMs. There's Refurbished or Reassembled....
He got angrier, told me any other mechanic would of thrown in a USED PCM now, and he saved it's life - and we got a damn good deal and he's pissed I would insult him over this (We actually became friends because I've owned/own 3 Jeeps and he owns 2 him self, and we bonded over talking about i6's because, hey, when you buy a Jeep your mechanic becomes your best friend.)
Does this add up? Or does anyone find fault?
We're thinking of cancelling check and bringing him $300 cash. I told my land lady this would be "Free or under $200"