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Old 09 Nov 2011, 01:32 pm
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My boyfriend owns a 2005 nissan frontier truck and the engine blew on it so he purchased a used engine and was referred by the guy who sold it to a local garage who apparently specialize in engine repair/replacement...well they have had the truck for over 2 months and it still isn't in running, my bf went to try and put a part in and said the battery was hooked up to a charger while still in the truck and now the computer to the new engine may be screwed. These jokers now claim that other things are broke and were not before. They want him to pay 1700 before he can take the truck back and its NOT running! Any advice is helpful we are contacting the magistrate and a lawyer. I want to no if why he has to pay when the job wasn't done! HELP
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Old 09 Nov 2011, 01:46 pm
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yea unfortunately even if the the engine is not fixed you still have to pay. on the other hand unless there was a contract signed they can not legally hold the truck because it is not in their name. your best bet is to get the police go there and get what is rightfully yours. Let them file the law suit unless you want them to pay for the computer then you would have to file the suit. good luck and im sorry to hear your getting screwed
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Old 09 Nov 2011, 01:48 pm
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If this is not in a paper invoice estimate signed by him with that ammount ,
he can take the car now or sue them
the voltage on the big chargers shop use are 15 and 16 volts this can damage a computer besides that, he was there to replace the engine im sure nothing was wrong with the computer
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Old 09 Nov 2011, 02:01 pm
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As the previous 'answerer' stated, unfortunately the payment would be your responsibility, if you signed a contract and the mechanic is not accepting responsibility for his actions. If you want to get an attorney, who want charge you an arm and a leg, Legalshield(formerly Prepaid Legal), has good attorneys, at reasonable rates- even for pre-existing situations. If you want to look at the program, you can go to this site: www.prepaidlegal.com/hub/todd93















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