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  1. I took it to a local shop because I didn't want to have to pay another $200 to tow it an hour away to the dealership. The shop called me today and said that after much testing they have determined that it is going to be one of two things. 1) Crank sensor - $276.29 or 2) the PCM. They are confident that the crank sensor should fix the problem but I wanted to seek advice from you all. They tested the fuel pump and it is good. Is this a daunting task to install a crank sensor? They quoted labor at $357.50. Thanks for any information.
  2. Hey everyone, just wanted to bring an update to everything so far. Good news: Basically, they admitted that the transmission was their fault and they replaced it with a used unit with about 20k on it. I am happy about this because the old one had 66k on it. I paid them $2,300 for a list of other repairs such as O2 sensor, RMS, installation of the tranny, liquids, seals, etc. I was still OK with this because the car needed this stuff anyway and it was much cheaper than the originally quoted $6,000! Bad news: I bring the vehicle home and drive about 200 miles on it on the same tank of
  3. Devastating update time: Last week I got a call from Bert Wolfe telling me there was a leak on the transmission and the seal had to be replaced (RMS). I tell them to go for it... Well, today they call me back and tell me that there were metal shavings in the transmission fluid and they recommend to have the tranny replaced. I cringed as he proceeded to tell me that a new replacement transmission was going to be $8000 and a used transmission is going to cost $3000. (I am wondering if the leak was the transmission all along and they misdiagnosed it.) I wouldn't know how to prove it anyway
  4. I certainly appreciate the information. I am calling the dealership tomorrow to ask them if they can check the IMS while they're in there. I should mention on this thread that it is a tiptronic transmission. That may change some things... I'll keep you all up to date. Thanks so much.
  5. Hey everyone, if this post is in the incorrect forum, I apologize. I will repost if necessary. I know this is a lengthy post so I'll give an early bulleted summary: -2001 Boxster leaking oil -Paid over $1,000 to have cam covers repaired at dealership (didn't fix it) -Now dealership claims it's the RMS (another $1,000) -Questions at end of post Here is my situation: About a month ago, my 986 boxster began a slow drip of oil onto the exhaust and I was signaled by a distinct burning smell after I parked her. After she'd sit overnight there would be a tiny puddle (maybe 1/8 cup) of o
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