Hyundai Accent 'check engine' light... suspecting foul play from mechanic

Asked by Jul 25, 2008 at 11:06 PM about the 2003 Hyundai Accent GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello, I have a 2003 accent and recently had it serviced at my local auto repair center. Immediately after I got it back from the shop I noticed that the engine fan takes about 30 seconds to stop after I have stopped the engine. This didn't use to happen.

Now, two weeks after I took it to the shop, the check engine light came on. Any ideas?  I feel like the mechanic is playing tricks on me since I don't know much about cars... He now wants $120 to diagnose, which may or may not be his fault to begin with, but I'm really starting to distrust the guy. Thoughts?

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What did you have him fix the first time around, and that might lead you back to the problem. Also, ask around and find a real mechanic (they generally diagnose for free). Beyond that, you can take the car to Auto Zone and ask them to run a Check Engine diagnostic on your car. They have code readers that they also can use for free to tell you what the problem is.

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