After having radiator replaced, the mechanic told me that it blew a freeze plug and would be an additional 900.00 Can this be true? The freeze plug was fine prior to replacing the radiator.
Monday, July 30th, 2012 AT 11:19 PM
How do you know it was ok before the repair if it already had a coolant leak? Just playing devils advocate here
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 1:24 AM
OF COURSE YOU WANT TO SEE IT!
SHOW ME IN AN INSPECTION MIRROR!
SHOW ME (AND MY AUTOMOTIVE KNOWLEDGEABLE FRIEND).I WILL LOOK FOR TOOL MARKS (TAMPERING). IF ANY (BEFORE I GIVE THE GO AHEAD ON A REPAIR
I WOULD ALSO CALL FOR A SECOND/THIRD/FOURTH OPINION---GIVE THEM YOUR ENGINE SIZE AND THE POSITION/LOCATION OF THE FREEZE PLUG IN QUESTION
IF YOU CAN GET A BETTER PRICE (I KNOW FELLERS AROUND HERE WOULD DO IT FOR $300 OR SO, AND THAT'S IF THEY HAVE TO REMOVE THE HEAD ON A 4.0L). SHUCKS, IT MAY BE EZ AND VERY ACCESSIBLE. YOU MIGHT COME OUT AHEAD PAYING TO TOW IT ELSEWHERE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE BEEN. WELL. VIOLATED!