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Engine problem
1993 Ford Explorer V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 156000 miles

My husband and I got a used motor sometime last April. About a month after we got it back my husband realized it was burning oil (not leaking). Brought it back to the mechanic (we have a warranty). He looked at it and said we need another motor. We are still waiting for him to find one. He says these motors are hard to find because people have a tendency to run these cars into the ground. I'm really questioning that. Would it actually take about 8 months to find a motor? Or what is this guy up to?Supposedly this guy does do very good business.

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 5:37 AM

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  • mhpautos
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Hi there,

How many times have I heard this same story! I think your mechanic, if that what he really is, is killing time and hoping that you will take it away, he doesnt want to fix it, it will cost him money. Just be careful they dont try to say its out of warranty now, not my problem. As am unsure as to you rights as a consumer there, I am in Australia, I would look into what he is doing, an engine would not take 8 months to find, 8 weeks would be to long. Contact your consumer affairs organization and get there advise, but hurry up as I feel he is pushing for the expiry of the warranty period, and then I feel you will have no option but to pay to get it fixed.

Mark (mhpautos)

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