My car was venting coolant, so I took the car to the shop, they diagnosed the issue and replaced hoses. When they were done and returned the car to me, they said the leak would be much slower, but that the water pump needed to be replaced also. In order to keep it from overheating, I continually supplied new coolant to the engine to replace what was venting, as it was a relatively slow leak.
Took it back, they replaced the water pump. After replacing the water pump, they told me the coolant wouldn't leak and the car wouldn't overheat anymore. Because of this, I stopped adding coolant to the engine.
However, my car overheated because the coolant still vented. Now, they tell me overheating ruined the head gasket, minimum $1200.00 to fix. I'm mad that I've paid twice for parts & labor to fix a problem that's not solved, and now overheating that they said wouldn't happen caused damage that will cost $1200.00. Advice? What should I do about this repair shop?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 AT 7:04 PM