I've got a 2l 16v non-turbo. I just had the water pump changed. Now oil
is pouring out. I can't see exactly where from, but it is pooling in a
spot just under the water pump. My mechanic says it is a seal, and he
needs to pull the engine to fix it he wants $1300. I live in Germany,
and don't speak the language terribly well. I am starting to feel like
my mechanic is taking advantage of that. If it were a seal, would the
oil be coming from such a high spot? What is a likely failure that
would cause oil to leak in this spot?
2. The ABS warning light has been coming on intermittently for the last
year. Until now, it still functioned. It doesn't anymore. I found a
place where it looked like the wire was pinched on the rear left. I
fussed with the wire and the problem went away for about 6 months. The
mechanic says that is indeed the bad sensor, and removed it, but has
not yet replaced it. The wire does not appear to be damaged, and he
said it is highly unlikely that it is the wire. I am going to check it
out, as I once replaced an alternator only to find it was the connector
that was bad. If it is indeed the sensor, is there a source of non OEM
sensors? My guy wants $180 for the part.
The question now is, do I keep this car? I LOVE my Saab. It is the
perfect car for my needs. I have money, but I just don't see any newer
cars out there that appeal to me. I live in an apartment with no
garage, so I am pretty limited in what repairs I can do myself.
Thanks in advance for any advice,