My car started acting strange, I pulled over to see if maybe I had a flat tire. No flat tire. When I tried to start it up again it would not stay going. I was towed to home. We took the car to a Chrysler Dealer in a near by town. Chrysler charged me $200 for the diagnosis and said for $6800 they would do the job. I started shopping around and was told by local people of a good mechanic. I called him and he quoted $4850 with a 3 yr warranty. This person had actually just replace a transmission in a relatives car and did a good job, customer VERY satisfied.
NOW THE PROBLEM.
This mechanic replaced the motor with a crate motor. The motor runs perfect, he says purrs like a kitten HOWEVER, the engine shuts down when the motor reaches 157 degrees. He says he tried and tried to find what the problem is. HE TOOK THE CAR BACK TO CHRYSLER and they told him that he needed to change the fly wheel. HE DID. The car still did the exact same thing. He again tried to figure out what is going wrong. HE AGAIN TO THE CAR BACK TO CHRYSLER and they charged him $800 to diagnos that "there is nothing wrong with the car it is the new motor", TO make a long story short he and AGAIN replaced the NEW MOTOR with another NEW MOTOR. SAME PROBLEM. Still purrs like a kitten BUT SHUTS DOWN at 157 degrees. NOW after 8wks of not having my car he wants me to pay him for the motor at our agree price but my car is still NOT WORKING.
DO YOU HAVE an answer to this dilemma? I need a miracle person with the answer to why the car is shutting down after it runs for a little while.
Im suppose to go on Friday to pay this mechanic and take my car. WHAT To DO?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 AT 5:31 PM