Informed by Chrysler dealer that I need a new engine

Tiny
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  • 2007 CHRYSLER ASPEN
  • 160,000 MILES

I have a 2007 Chrysler Aspen with approximate 160000 miles on it. I was inform by a Chrysler dealer that I need a engine due to oil build up sludge and grime. Do I need to replace the engine

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 2:41 AM

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Tiny
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Is it still running well? Is it knocking or ticking? Have you changed the oil on a regular basis? You know they make engine cleaners that are added to the motor oil and there are ways to clean it out. If it still is running okay, why replace it?

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 2:47 AM
Tiny
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When I took it to the dealer the oil light and engine lights was on. The called me today to inform me that I needed to replace the engine, due to the sludge build up and something about if they change the pump, cleaned the block or replace the block it would cost more then to buy an engine. Need help

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 3:28 AM
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With 160k, I think they are right. Check around for prices as the dealer is not the best place to get the best price.

Roy

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 3:33 AM
Tiny
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Roy they quoted me 6200 for a refurbished engine with 3 year warranty or 100000 miles

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 3:42 AM
Tiny
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Way overpriced. Check with other repair shops for a quote with a jasper or ATK motor. They have similar warranty's for a lot less money

Roy

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 3:45 AM
Tiny
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Listen, your oil light was on. Did you hear any ticking or knocking from the engine? Has anyone tried to run an engine cleaner in it? It will cost about 5 dollars.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 3:57 AM
Tiny
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What should be the average price including labor, it so hard to find a good mechanic in the Burlington /chesterfield nj area that would fix and bring your cars/truck back to standards any suggestions

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 3:57 AM
Tiny
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The problem is, I don't know for sure what is wrong with your engine. Can you tell me if there was any knocking or ticking from the engine when you took it in?

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 4:02 AM
Tiny
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Jacob the truck was running rough once the oil and engine light came on my wife was driving. Neither one of us know a damn thing about a car/truck. The week prior to we had the truck service with an oil change, new tires, overall check. So my wife thought maybe they did not do something right with the oil change. So I took the truck back on sat pass

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 4:03 AM
Tiny
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There was like pull of roughness however once over 50 the truck drove normal

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 4:06 AM
Tiny
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I SORTA AM WITH J&N

MIGHT BE THAT YOUR OIL SENDER IS BAD---OR YOU HAVE GOO ON THE PICK UP SCREEN IN YOUR MOTOR

JUST SO YOU KNOW.

THE STEALERSHIP IS NOT THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN!

A SMALL SHOP MIGHT GIVE YOU A REAL GOOD PRICE ON CLEANING THINGS UP--A OIL PUMP OR SCREEN---NEW SENDER.'ROUND HERE THE 'LIL "COMPETENT" OUT IN THE COUNTRY SHOP, MIGHT DO ALL OF THIS FOR LESS THAN $500. PROVIDED IT'S NOT A LOT MORE SERIOUS THAN THIS

THEY MIGHT EVEN INSTALL A USED "WONDERFUL" ENGINE AT A HECK OF A PRICE---OR REBUILD YOURS

IF YOU WANT CLUES AS TO HOW TO FIND A SHOP LIKE THIS---I CAN SLING YOU SOME IDEAS AT YOU.

REGARDLESS---YOU SHOULDA BOUGHT A JEEP--THEY LAST FOREVER WHEN TAKEN CARE OF! LOL!

THE MEDIC

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 4:18 AM
Tiny
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I would recommend getting a second opinion. If there is no knocking or ticking, chances are you can use a cleaner in the engine and get more miles from the engine.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 4:18 AM
Tiny
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I appreciated the feed back I also need a suggested place in chesterfield/borentown nj

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 4:38 AM
Tiny
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I just spoke with the other guy. We don't have any lists of shops. He is going to try something that may be helpful.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 4:48 AM
Tiny
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ALRIGHTY THEN

THIS MAY SOUND STUPID

AND WILL REQUIRE SOME CALLING AROUND AND MAYBE FINDING OUT A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE PLACES I'M ABOUT TO SEND YOU.....FRIENDS MAY HELP ALSO

YOU KNOW YOUR AREA A LOT BETTER THAN US, BUT THIS WILL WORK IN ANY AREA.

TALKING TO SOME OF YOUR PALS MAY NARROW DOWN THE PLACES YOU CALL FOR INFO

HERE'S THE DEAL, IF YOU KNOW SOME OF THESE PLACES YOU MAY ALREADY BE TRACKING RIGHT

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SMALL OPERATION---MA AND POP TYPE AUTO SALVAGE YARD----ONE THAT PROBABLY KNOWS AND TALKS TO THEIR CUSTOMERS----IF POSSIBLE THE "SELF SERVICE" KIND

THE BIG PLACES USUALLY DON'T HAVE THE RELATIONSHIP THAT A SMALLER ONE DOES WITH THEIR CUSTOMERS......MAY BE NOT ALL ARE THAT WAY

THE SMALLER GUYS KNOW WHO IS A "RIPOFF" AND ALSO WHO DOES "GOOD HONEST" WORK.......THEY SELL "USED PARTS" TO ALL OF THESE GUYS DAILY (I'M NOT SAYING THAT'S WHAT YOU WILL GET FOR YOUR REPAIR)

I'M GONNA ARM YOU WITH YOUR STORY---THE IDEA HERE IS NOT TO GET THE CHEAPEST FELLER---OR THE MOST EXPENSIVE

DO NOT DIVULGE ANY PREVIOUS "ESTIMATES" OR WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN ALREADY

THIS IS YOU BASIC "TELEPROMPTER"....MAKE IT WORK YOUR WAY

"HELLO MR. AUTO SALVAGE GUY, THIS IS YANKEE FELLER, I NEED TO FIND ME A GOOD HONEST MECHANIC, THAT'S NOT GONNA ASK FOR ARM AND A LEG TO LOOK AT, DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR MY VEHICLE

THE REASON I CALLED YOU, IS I SORTA FIGURE SINCE YOU ARE IN THE AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR INDUSTRY, MANY SMALLER SHOPS USE YOUR PRODUCT. YOU JUST MIGHT KNOW THE RIGHT GUY TO SEND ME TO. TO MAYBE GIVE YOU A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT I'M AFTER, MY CAR IS MY ONLY MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION, I WANT IT TO LAST A GOOD WHILE LONGER.......IF YOU WERE UNABLE TO DO REPAIRS YOURSELF, WHO WOULD YOU SEND YOUR M.OTHER TO, IF IT CAME DOWN TO THAT?

BE PREPARED TO WRITE NAMES AND NUMBERS---CALL SEVERAL OTHER PLACES---LISTEN FOR NAMES THE OTHER GUY MENTIONED, WHEN HE'S DONE, MAYBE MENTION THE NAMES THAT WERE NOT PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED............IN OTHER WORDS, AS YOU OBTAIN NAMES, YOU MAY GET A "WONDERFUL RECOMMENDATION" OF A SHOP OVER AND OVER!---OR YOU MIGHT GET THE "DIRT" THAT THE OTHER GUYS FAILED TO MENTION

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, AS YOU TALK TO THESE GUYS----MAKE SURE THE SHOP RECOMMENDED GETS HIS WORK OUT IN A TIMELY MANNER, DON'T WANNA WAIT SIX MONTHS FOR A FIX

HERE'S YOUR LIST---LOOKS LIKE IT MAY INVOLVE OTHER STATES---LOOK IN YOUR YELLOW PAGES FOR AUTO SALVAGE YARDS--USED CAR PARTS --ETC

http://www.yellowpages.com/chesterfield-borentown-nj/auto-salvage-yards?From=MRCH1&g=Chesterfield+Borentown%2C+NJ&q=AUTO+SALVAGE+YARDS

ANOTHER SOURCE IS TO TALK TO THE "COMMERCIAL SALES MANAGER" AT YOUR LOCAL POPULAR AUTO PARTS STORES (NOT THE OTHER EMPLOYEES) THESE GUYS TAKE ORDERS/DELIVER PARTS TO ALL OF THE LOCAL AUTO SHOPS---THEY MAY SLING OUT SOME NAMES OF DECENT, GOOD SHOPS----THEY TOO, KNOW WHO'S "NAUGHTY AND NICE"

EXPLAIN ALL OF THE SYMPTOMS TO YOU NEW FOUND MECHANIC, MAYBE IT'S NOT AS BAD AS YOU THINK!

GOOD LUCK..........THIS DOES WORK DOWN HERE IN SC! EVEN FINDING THE BEST ENGINE MAN---BEST A/C MAN---BEST TRANSMISSION MAN---ETC

KEEP US POSTED (ON THIS POST) AS TO HOW THINGS ARE WORKING OUT, WE'RE WATCHIN' FOR YOU

THE MEDIC

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