Isnt that amazing. And all the parts store mechanics were spending ALL that money with there "diagnosis"
I see it all the time. Dudes car breaks, he asks the parts guy, his buddys his Dad his mom his girfriend. Puts on all the parts they suggests, trying to save a buck. Spending all the while a gazillion dollars and not fixing the problem. Then take it to a mechanic. Had one yesterday.
Dude brings car. Put on coil pack,Ignition module, plugs, wires, fuel filter, even CUTS OFF the catalytic converter. Couldnt get it to run on all 6.
Brought it in, located 2 cylinders not firing. Verified spark and injector pulse.Did compression test, pulled valve cover. Discovered that last 4 rockers in the engine werent moving. Winds up being a BROKEN CAM.
Then dude says he wants to take all the NEW parts back off the motor and return them to the parts store.
He should have ASKED a mechanic first.... Like you did.
Fact is stranger than Fiction