Generator Fault - Steering Locked
This happened to me on yesterday while heading to work. I was at a red light when I felt something while my foot was on the brake. Then the steering locked, and the Generator Fault came on. I parked and that's when the dash lit up like a christmas tree.
I had car towed to dealer, and they have given me a laundry list of things totaling over $5,000: Bracket that hold alternator - $2k, both upper timing cases - $2k, both dry belt tensioners $690, water pump damaged $700, and THEN HE SAYS: "THE ALTERNATOR MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED, BUT WE WONT KNOW UNTIL THE BRACKET IS REPLACED". Like dude, I thought I just needed a belt replaced.
I always feel like I'm being ripped off when I take my car for service; from talking with my friends, it seems most of us ladies feel that way.
Any advice, on what I should do? Do you know of a mechanic in the Maryland, DC, VA area?