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Paid for a car repair that failed, but mechanic is gone after surgery

We started having trouble with our car almost a year ago. We paid $1500 for a repair that failed, and the mechanic tried twice more without additional charges. Now, it’s failed again, but the mechanic had heart surgery and closed down the shop, and I haven’t been able to reach him. Is there anything left to do, or do we just have to accept that we’re out the money without a fix, and start over with someone new? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on May 28, 2014 - 10 answers

Girlfriend stranded...

Ok, so my SO has the 2003 Jeep Renegade, and evidently this afternoon it started "spewing water and then quit working" To me this says water pump...and I am inclined to have it towed to a place (about 8 miles) that has done car work for us in the past. [more inside]
posted by PlantGoddess on Oct 22, 2013 - 19 answers

What should I do about battery/alternator repairs on my Hyundai Elantra?

I have a question about car problems and the best course of action. On Tuesday my car made a thump/shuttering noise while driving and now Firestone says I need around $600 worth of repairs. 2004 Hyundai Elantra with around 56,000 miles. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Aug 3, 2011 - 10 answers

R Kelly is trapped in my trunk!

I cannot unlock the trunk on my car! [more inside]
posted by zerobyproxy on Oct 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Why is my 1994 Jetta sputtering and shutting off on startup?

My 1994 Jetta is sputtering and shutting off on startup. What could the problem be? [more inside]
posted by *lostatsea* on Sep 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Can anyone diagnose by car problem?

What the heck is wrong with my car? And no, you are not my mechanic. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on May 31, 2009 - 13 answers

Weird sound in my car's AC

When I turn on my air conditioning in my car (or any source of air; like the heat, etc.) I can hear a flapping sound, like a plastic bag or something. I'm wondering if anyone knows what that might be caused by, how to fix, where to look, or who to ask. Thanks!
posted by socialpsychologist on Jun 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Ford Explorer engine woes

CarFilter: identify this part from my car (highlighted in red) -- It started smoking on the way home, and I'm wondering how scared my wallet is feeling. [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Feb 27, 2008 - 15 answers

Ttttrrrrrrrrrrrr

What's rattling under the hood of my car? [more inside]
posted by one_bean on Oct 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Why is my gear stick/stick shift wobbling and stuck in 2nd gear?

I was stop and go driving for about an hour today (hanging flyers for my job; the car's a manual transmission '95 Saturn) and after I finished I was heading back to the store when I hear a pop and my stick shift is just wobbling around. I still have to hold the clutch to start the car but it is stuck in second gear so I can get it going but only drive 10-15mph. What in the hell just happened?
posted by untuckedshirts on Jul 9, 2004 - 11 answers

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