Blown Piston

Tiny
SEAN S
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  • FORD TAURUS
I purchased a 1996 Ford Taurus wagon from a reputable car dealership with a 90 day warranty. I started having problems immediately with the electrical, the air conditioning belts, repairs to seals etc. This was fixed on warranty so I felt the car would be ok for a while, the minute the car was off warranty, I had major oil leaks, had to replace air conditioning belts again, and $2,400 later the piston piston blew & the engine siezed. Repair quoted at $5,000.00

Is there any way the mechanic could have known that the car was about to pack it in on any of the 8 prior major repairs? Were they just doing make shift repairs until the car was off waranty? I feel quite ripped off. I paid $5,000 for the car plus $2,400 in repairs & 8 months later, I am told I will be lucky to get $200.00.

To make matters worse, I then purchased a Plymouth Voyager (1994) at an auction for $1,000. I know I was taking a chance but I really can't get to work without a car. Well 3 hours after I bought the car I heard a noise & oil was leaking everywhere. Guess what - the tow truck driver thinks I blew a piston. Is it worth having the engine rebuilt? I really don't think I'm up to buying another used car.
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Monday, March 13th, 2006 AT 8:46 PM

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Tiny
RAYHUT
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Ok here is what you do take it back with the recieps and tell them what has happend and how much you've spent fixing it. They might let you go with no weekly or monthly payment or how ever you pay. Tell them no and mention about a (lemon law) and you will get a lawyer. It works i've done it and got my money back and the expensess I payed to have it fixed. But never get another car from that dealer again.
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Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 AT 6:31 AM
Tiny
JPAM
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Lemon laws do work. I know first hand to. But depending which state you live in. A lemon law probally wont cover over 3 months. You can punch lemon law in your broswer and get a near million sites

or try these link
www. Lemonlawamerica. Com/state_laws/index. Htm

Ford Dealers are really good for only doing get it through waranty work.
I know a few people that went through the ford schools and that is what they were told to do.

Well good luck. Jess s.
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Saturday, March 18th, 2006 AT 5:32 PM

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