Date registered: Jun 2008
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Dealer broke off a retaining clip on MAF thermostat sender
My local dealer removed my MAF air mass flow sensor, and they broke a retaining clip off of the thermostat sender. The sender no longer has a tight seal in the MAF (so it'll suck a bit of air & dirt from the engine compartment by bypassing the air filter), so the mechanic simply rotated the MAF to wedge the sender against a rubber hose. So, now, the wire leading to it is bent at a hard 90-degrees and crimped against a hard, vibrating rubber hose on a engine.
This seems really juvenile, considering that this sender costs them probably $10 ($23 online for me). The fact that they didn't fess up to it and that I discovered this on my own, is disappointing. Now only that, but the crimped wire might break off eventually by being wedged against a constantly vibrating rubber hose on the engine.
IN CONTRAST, years ago, when I took my Honda to a dealer to change my clutch, they broke the water pump. The Honda mechanic came out and told me that he broke my water pump and that he replaced it for free.
This fancy smancy Mercedes service drives me raw.