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  • Engine seized after rebuild legal advice needed?

    Okay. So my engine had a rod knock and I was referred to a local mechanic to have him repair my engine, I paid him labor and bought a new crank new bearings new oil pump new everything pretty much, well I had a buyer lined up to buy the car after it was fixed, but my mechanic said to wait for the engine to get a few hundred miles on it before selling it to make sure nothing happened, we'll the engine locked up 140 miles into the break in. And he's saying it's not his works fault. But has yet to even look at it in like 3 weeks. I had to cancel the buyer for my car and wasted a lot of money on this. Can I take this to small claims court? And Sue for parts labor and loss of time? HELP Please

    3 AnswersLaw & Ethics6 years ago
  • Bad Autobody/frame repair from shop, very ghetto job need advice?


    Chevy Cobalt

    Non insurance repair

    Ok, My car recently had some frame repair and body work done(dropped car off 10/14 and picked car up 10/18) The front frame rails of my car got messed up sliding into something in the snow, I took it to body shop that had good reviews, they gave me an estimate on the the body work and the time need to measure and pull the frame back into tolerances. I was ok with the estimate and left car there so they could proceed and start work, I had asked the shop owner to call me before he began to begin frame pull and let me know how bad the frame was after he setup and measured. He did not ever call me, and proceeded to work on my vehicle. I call in Thursday and he said car would be done friday. So I went to the shop, looked at my car everything looked fine he explained that the frame could not be fixed 100% and he "made it work",I swiped my card and paid for the repairs. After leaving the shop I took my car to the car wash and washed it off, and started to notice many many flaws with the repair. First off I noticed that the headlights where not properly flush with hood and bumper covers(on my car the headlights rest on the frame rails which indicate they are way out of spec) second, where they had pulled the frame rail out and sprayed it with black spray paint they got a bunch of spray paint all over my radiator. thirdly he made a metal bracket and installed it under my car to hold the bumper into the proper shape(was made out of a random piece of metal?!? instead of telling me I needed a fender liner which was cheaper than the labor he charged me to ghetto rig a piece of metal) Next I can see where they removed a bolt on my fender and slid it over out of alignment to make the bumper look like it was fit correct. Finally as the night when on I had to use my headlights and they are aimed and not aligned right. So I am not happy with my repairs, I did not pay them money to do a fly by night job. I read a few places that I need to go to other repair shops and have an estimate done to fix what the first shop messed up. Then to take the car back to first shop and explain the issues and that im not happy.

    I am worried that since I already paid them they wont fix the shaddy work, also the shops estimate was off and I ended up having to pay alittle more (which I expected) But again the shop didnt do a good job and I would like to have it fixed properly which is what I payed for. What is you guys advise on what I should do when monday comes around? I have not yet talked to the shop about issues, and have not talked to any other shops, Do I need to take legal actions first? I really dont want the same shop to touch my car seeing now how bad of workmanship they have, but I feel if they are pressured they will fix it right, but i dont want to be charged anymore money for a job that wasn't done correct. I am willing to go to small claims court and fight this, I just want my car fixed right and not have to spend more money. Also I asked him for the frame sheet to show how bad the frame was messed up, and he doesn't have any which makes me believe the job was just eyed and not properly done. So that my issue sorry for the long post but I figured I would put all the info on the table to get the best help I can.

    So any advise is great.


    1 AnswerMaintenance & Repairs7 years ago
  • shop wouldn't give old catalytic converter back to us after installing a replacement one, says EPA law?

    Our car had a bad catalytic converter, took it to a muffler shop to have it replaced, when they cut old one off, we said that we needed it back, they told us that EPA requires the shop to keep it for 14days(meanwhile we see a guy loading a truck with a bunch of exhaust scraps, looked like he was ready to go to a recycling center) ..or they(EPA) would shut them down. I know that the old catalytic converter is worth some decent money to scrap. But is what they said about EPA true or did they lie to us so they could make money off of us by scraping the old catalytic converter?

    Should I call the EPA and report these guys? We was wanting old part to diagnose and to scrap to recuperate our costs on the labor to install new catalytic converter.

    11 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs8 years ago
  • how to get 50k home loan without down payment?

    Ok guys I need help.. I found a decent house with land for right under 50 grand, what kind of loan do I need to get? I dont have money for a 10% down payment, surely they can work with me as i make 1200-1800 a month. I would like to do 15year mortgage with out a down payment, any advice would be great!

    I dont have any collateral thats worth 10k either


    2 AnswersRenting & Real Estate8 years ago
  • trying to open webpage full screen in xml?

    Im trying to get a webpage to open into a full window in my xml coding, we can use as an example.

    Help please

    1 AnswerProgramming & Design9 years ago
  • Buying a car with salvaged title from Georgia, but live in TN?

    Ok, I will be buying a car with a salvaged title, the car has a salvaged title issued in Georgia,.

    My main question is do I just take the salvaged title and fill it out like a regular title and then they send me a new title in the mail?

    Can someone clear up what exactly I have to do to get this car/title in my name and get it registered for use on the road and the steps needed.


    1 AnswerInsurance & Registration9 years ago
  • Eclipse goes into gear but car wont move at all?

    I have a 1998 mitsubishi eclipse, its a 5speed and recently had a new clutch and flywheel and pressure plate install and was working good, (fidanza flywheel, and 6 puck clutch)but now I can put my car into any gear and my car won't move at all, I can rev it up high and it will barely start to roll forward, I didn't notice any burnt clutch smell when problem started.

    Help, I don't wanna have to have the tranny pulled, is there anyway to.check axles or hydraulics? Any advice would be great

    4 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs9 years ago
  • 02 audi a6 clank noise when turning steering wheel?

    i have a 2002 audi a6 2.7L turbo awd, it make loud popping noise when turning steering wheel, it sounds like its coming from the steering rack, is there anyway to tighten the steering rack or to lube it so it doesn't pop/clank? If it is the rack??

    It sounds and does EXACTLY like the problem in this video

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    Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated

    3 AnswersAudi9 years ago
  • I have a 2000 audi a6 2.7L turbo awd, it make loud popping noise when turning steering wheel?

    i have a 2000 audi a6 2.7L turbo awd, it make loud popping noise when turning steering wheel, it sounds like its coming from the steering rack, is there anyway to tighten the steering rack or to lube it so it doesn't pop/clank? If it is the rack??

    It sounds and does EXACTLY like the problem in this video

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    Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated(I'm hoping its not steering rack)

    3 AnswersAudi9 years ago
  • should i trade my 2000 lincoln ls v8 for a 2002 Audi A6 2.7T Sedan?

    should i trade my 2000 lincoln ls v8 for a 2002 Audi A6 2.7T Sedan

    my lincoln has 177k miles and theres nothing really wrong with it, i found a nice 2002 Audi A6 2.7T Sedan that needs a windshield and front fender, and it has 198k miles, the car is booking alot higher than my car and he wants my car plus $400 even though it has some damage.

    any opinions? is the audi a better car? how many miles are the audis good for?


    4 AnswersAudi9 years ago
  • would acrylic enamel paint, make my car look like the one in this picture, I have a grand prix?

    Alright, I have a 1997 Pontiac Grand prix, It is a dark forest green color, It has alot of paint defects, so I am wanting to have the car repainted a different color, I am wanting it painted Medium Gulf Blue(they used this on the 1999's and the daytona gtp's)

    My main concern is, will acrylic enamel paint make my car look like the one in this picture

    I found a reputable auto shop that will paint my car for a good price, do you guys think this color will look right using the acrylic enamel paint?

    1 AnswerMaintenance & Repairs9 years ago
  • Easy way to scan for KR (knock retard) on 1997 Grand Prix GTP?

    I am looking for a cheap way to scan for KR (knock retard) on my 1997 GTP, I have been looking into the torque app for droids or using a OBD2 program for the laptop.

    Would the torque app work? What's a free OBD2 computer program that will let me scan KR?

    I do NOT want to get a handheld obd scanner or a gauge.

    Anyone got some good answers?

    1 AnswerMaintenance & Repairs10 years ago
  • I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.4l, what type of oil to use in oil change?

    I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.4l, Its the V4 engine, I have been using 10w30 valvoline max life synthetic oil, recently I have had lifter tick and its very loud and annoying (yes im sure its lifter tick, these 4g64 engines are known for that). I have 153k miles on the engine, my question is, would it be a good idea to put 10w40 valvoline max life synthetic instead? I was also going to use some lucas oil stabilizer.

    Any recommendations? Will the 10w40 mess with my engine since it has high mileage? Will this combination reduce lifter tick?


    1 AnswerMaintenance & Repairs10 years ago
  • I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS it is a 5speed, can i swap in an evo 8 ECU?

    I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4l.

    It is a 5-speed, Can I swap in a Mitsubishi Evo 8 ECU without cutting up wires and stuff, basically I want to know if its a strait swap without any splicing or soldiering.

    I am wanting to swap ECU's for boost support.

    1 AnswerMaintenance & Repairs10 years ago
  • What is the piece of plastic between the hood and windshield?

    What is that plastic piece between the hood and the windshield called? It's this piece in this picture, I have a mustang if that helps.


    7 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs10 years ago
  • Which would be a better car, 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gt or 1998 mustang gt?

    Alright I am trying to figure out what's a better car.

    2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT

    V6 5speed

    142k miles

    All leather, sunroof, loaded

    Rebuilt title


    1998 mustang gt

    V8 automatic

    118k miles

    Leather, power seat, loaded etc

    Clear title (I believe)

    The bluebook value is in favor of the mustang, but the eclipse seems more pratical .

    Any opinions?

    10 AnswersBuying & Selling10 years ago
  • Should I trade my 32gb iPad for a ps3, a wii and a 32gb iPod touch?

    Alright I have a 32gb iPad in perfect condition and it's been in the case since ive owned it.

    Would I be getting a good deal if I traded for a 60gb ps3, no games..

    A wii with 2 nun chucks and one game

    A 32gb iPod touch 3rd generation.

    Would I be getting a good deal or ripped off?

    4 AnswersOther - Games & Gear10 years ago
  • what cars have the same engine as a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4L MFI SOHC 4cyl ?

    what cars have the same engine as a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4L MFI SOHC 4cyl? i need the makes models and years,im needing to replace the whole engine.

    1 AnswerMitsubishi1 decade ago
  • what is the book or case that witches used to put spells in?

    its not a spell book,it has a very strange name and ive seen it on ebay before.but i forgot what it was called,it has a bunch of symbols on it like pentagrams and etc.. i just dont remember the name!!!

    any help would be nice.


    4 AnswersBooks & Authors1 decade ago
  • I have a 1g ipod touch,the screen is stuck on a black screen and the ipod wont turn on. help please!!!?

    I have tried the force restart and still no luck,i was told it was the battery,and it needed to be replaced.

    But if it was the battery wouldn't the ipod touch come on when plugged to the wall? or isthe battery required for that.


    someone clarify this for me. thanks

    4 AnswersMusic & Music Players1 decade ago