Are there any MECHANICS left?
I have a 2002 Chevy Avalanche that has a problem.
I get 8 MPG, and going up even slight inclines, I now have to almost floor the pedal to maintain speed. I have to depress the gas pedal deeper then I used too. Being the sole driver of this vehicle for 3+ years now, I think I can tell if something is "off" more then anyone else.
I've taken it to FOUR repair centers now, two of which were Chevy Dealers. None will take the time to fix my truck.
My left catalytic converter collaped 7 weeks ago. "for no reason". It just failed and was replaced under warrenty. Since then, I my MPG has been getting lower and lower with each week. Each time I take it in to the repair shop, they check the on-board computer, tinker about a bit, and claim "Everything is normal".
8 MPG ISNT NORMAL!!!!! Having to floor it to maintain 60 MPH -- ISNT NORMAL!!!
But yet, they dont know what to do, or check.
I'm no mechanic, but it seem's im going to have to become one to fix my car.
The truck only has 53000 miles on it. I have a hard time accepting that this is normal and expected!!
Can anyone give me an idea of what I should be looking for?
I have replaced the Air filter & Fuel filter. The Injectors have all been cleaned and serviced. ALL the spark plugs replaced, and the Fuel pump replaced. These were all "recommendations" from the service centers.
Basically, they didnt know what to say, so they guess - and so far, have all guess wrong. They can't fix the problem, but I still have to pay for the parts/labor. I'm replacing parts that dont need to be replaced.
Does anyone have any ideas? I'm getting pretty desparate at the moment.