1984 Jeep Laredo 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic
I took my Jeep to a local repair shop for overheating and coolant leaking out of the side of the engine.
They said is was a blown head gasket.
The head was also warped and needed leveled according to the shop.
The shop sent the head out to a machine shop had it leveled and dyna-fluxed (checked for cracks). They put the engine back together. Within 15 minutes coolant was again leaking out the side.
They said the block is was a crack between two cylinders and there was no way of knowing this until the warped head was fixed and put back on the car.
They say I owe them for the head gasket replacement ($840.00) and that swapping the block would be additional.
Shouldn't they have checked for a cracked block or seen the crack before all the head work was done and replaced?
They still have my car but I do not think I should pay for their mistake.
What is your opinion?
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 AT 6:40 PM