Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tacoma, WA
Car: 2017 Outback 3.6 Touring, which replaced '05 Outback XT
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There seems to be this bizarre unwillingness by mechanics and dealers to replace a suspect part if they don't have a diagnostic test pointing to it as being the culprit. I've been repairing electronic systems for some 30 years, and sometimes there is no definitive test and you just have to try replacing stuff. Occasionally, you wind up replacing a component that does not resolve the problem, but it is still a step forward because you know what isn't causing it.
Theodore Roosevelt said, “In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Do something, even if it's wrong.