Deanne Pattillo-Miller Cartwright on Facebook
8 years ago
11/15/2015, 21:07 PM
While driving my 93 Dodge Cummings diesel from San Antonio to Austin, I suddenly lost power and could not make 55 mph. Something in the old truck power train -- maybe U joints, trans, or the engine. Pulled over at Garland Transmission in New Braunfels but could not see anything apparently wrong. They installed my spare fuel filter (no charge) and then made the accommodations in their service schedule to take us into the shop to check the U joints on my idea to yank the drive shaft and replace the U joints. They did so, but that was not the source of the problem. They recommended that I should stop in at Landa Automotive to diagnose the problem since they felt it was most likely a diesel engine issue and not a transmission problem. Nice honest folks. So I limped over to Landa Automotive where they also made accommodations in their service schedule to take a look under the hood. So, I am now thinking it could be an injector pump, a turbo, or bad injectors -- high dollar problems. Their mechanics spotted a problem in the throttle linkage and ordered a new cable that runs from the engine to the trans. Excellent diagnostic work in my book, and the price was fair. This is my definition of a good value -- good work at a fair price. This operation deserves an excellent review. P.S. to the folks at Landa, we made it to Mexico! and thanks for the great Beef Jerky recommendations.