My 2005 Chrysler T&C was at the dealer service center for its last warranty service (at 35,850 miles). At the time, it was recommended that the car get a fuel induction service. I declined the $129.95 service.
My car now has over 40,000 miles. With gas prices being so high, I'm wondering if it would be beneficial to have the service done.
Is fuel induction cleaning a necessary service or is it just a money maker for the service centers?
My car has been hesitating/shaking at around 35 miles per hour. I thought it was the "bad-gas-shutter". However, I think that issue is a transmission problem because the shuttering usually stops once the car has changed into the higher gear. (I'm trying to conserve fuel by not being so aggressive with acceleration. And in 35 mile per hour speed zones the car doesn't always get into a higher gear.)
Regular fuel injection cleaning does help with gas mileage. The smallest bit of dirt can restrict the fuel flow and will affect the way efficiency of the engine. However, I'm not sure passing on this service has caused the problem you are experiencing. If it is a transmission problem you are having, it is not related to fuel injection. It is a good idea to have this problem properly diagnosed by a qualified technician as soon as possible to prevent a much larger problem down the road.
〉 Answered on Jun 7th, 2008 by Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management