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Q: Can all the sensors on the truck be bad all at the same time?

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truck was running rough. would start but die quickly. towed it to mechanics shop, they claim that all sensors are bad... (2 of which were brand new less than 2 months old and another was about a year old) has anyone ever heard of this or is my mechanic guessing and screwing me?

My car has 250000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The only times I have seen all the sensors burned out was when when vehicle was hit by lightning and another time when the vehicle was welded on with battery connected. I would get a second opinion before I would replace all the sensors. You could have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic give you a second opinion.

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