My car would not start. But I jump started easily several times and it did start when I cleaned the corrosion off the cables. It was easy, but it dead again. I went to a mechanic (friend of a friend) who said the starter was bad, but he said the battery was good. From what I read, the starter is not the problem if you can jump the car. Feeling pressured by my friend. I said ok. The mechanic tells me he never uses refurbished parts. When I went to pick up my car he said he will give me the details when I get there. Not over the phone. When I got there he had replaced the battery he said was good and had a friend that suddenly had a car like mine that he took the starter from and put in my car. And charged me one hundred and seventy five dollars in labor to do that. I was so shocked. I just paid and then I asked him for the part he took out. He gave all kinds of excuses. The totaled car it came from was being picked up by the insurance company and they had to have the starter in it. I said fine, I will give it back to you but I want to see it (I don't think he put one in at all). Plus I never authorized him to put in a used starter. I asked him what year the car the starter was from. He said it was older than my car. I asked him why I would want to do that and he said the starter was not that old. Fine, I said if it is that new, it should be under warranty. He said he had done me this huge favor and now I wanted a warranty. He never got me the part. I said I am paying you for the battery. Not to put in the fake used starter. I am now being called by his friend and my "friend" and threatened and yelled at. Am I wrong to think I am being lied too. I do not want to screw anyone over, but I am in no position to be cheated either. I do not know what to do or think. Could the starter have been bad? The car was easy to jump every single time. And he would not show me the part.
have the same problem?
Friday, September 16th, 2016 AT 4:42 PM