Engine Cooling problem
2000 GMC Sonoma 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles
Hello I'm writing not for advice on my truck but more my situation. I'm not sure if this is the right outlet or not but figured I would give it a shot. I took my truck in a little over a month ago to figure out why it was overheating after fixing parts of the cooling system. I was told the head was warped and decided to put a rebuilt engine in the truck. The engine they were going to put in it got sold and they decided to have my engine rebuilt. It was sent to a place and took almost 2 weeks to get it back. They put it in drove around and it was doing the same thing as before so now after a little hassle my truck is at the place that rebuilt the engine. My problem is I'm still waiting to find out whats wrong and how long it will take to fix it. I have not paid anything but being without a ride is a big hassle. I don't know how to handle this situation as I've paid nothing and nothing is in writing. I'd atleast like a rental. Any helpful information would be appreciated. Thanks
You havne' tpaid anything so you are good on that part. But it sounds like the engine wasn't the problem to begin with. I'd tell them to check the radiator, get it hot and feel for cold spots. It should be the same temp all accross and look for greenish or loose fins. It shouldn't take 2 week s to do a diagnosis on an overheat. All you can do is ask for a loaner or soemthing so you won't have to rent. If you get one fine, if not guess you'll have to rent. Maybe you better find another shop to take your truck to for servicing.