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Old October 17th, 2017, 11:23 PM
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New Plugs & Wires

So it looks like the hesitation problems that I tried to fix by first cleaning and then replacing the throttle body and throttle position sensor are due to bad plug wires. Apparently there's a GM service bulletin about it and if your car has less than 120k miles on it you can get it fixed "free" at a GM stealership. I declined their offer and will swap out the plugs and wires myself.
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Old October 18th, 2017, 09:55 AM
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Thanks for finding the service bulletin #10250
Why did you decide on passing on the free wires and plugs?
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 10:34 AM
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Don't Trust the Stealership

My experience with dealerships is that there's no way in the world that I'm just going to roll in there, get free plugs and wires and roll out with no additional money spent. It's also a hassle to go, get the car checked, then have to schedule a subsequent service appointment, etc. I'm kind of into working on my own car now and decided that I'd just put the time/effort I'd spend going to and waiting around the dealership to get my car serviced into doing it myself.
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Hi many years ago around 1991 or so I owned a 1985 Chevy Camaro Z28.

The car was well out of warranty and I found a Open recall on the seat belts.

I brought the car to my Chevy dealer, they replaced all the seat belts and performed two other recalls and one TSB that should have been a customer pay item for free.

But I completely agree with you on doing the job yourself because of the following.

I had a brand new 2004 Chevy Colorado that the dealer gave me a free first oil change, so after the break in period ( less than a months driving ) I brought it in they did the work then while the porter was driving my truck around he smashed the side of the bed on the side of their building.

So my free oil change cost me having a branded title and crappy collision repair service afterwards. ( all for a free oil change )
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