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Old 19 Mar 2013, 02:46 am
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Default 2002 Honda Accord ex new head and still overheats!?

My honda has just over 100,000 miles on it and after head gasket blew we took it to a mechanic who supposidly replaced the head gasket as well as new spark plugs and new radiator cap but it still over heats!

Mechanic was not able to tell me why head blew in first place.

My car also stalls everytime i have to stop at a stop sign or red light.

I have taken it back to him 3 times already and all he does is top off my oil and coolent..... But why so often? Its like i burn throught oil and coolent like i burn through gas!!!

The car does not have any leaks, all hoses were just replaced as well.

Anyone have ideas on what to do or how to handle this mechanic who took over 1600 worth of my money for nothing!?
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 03:01 am
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try taking it somewhere else and stop giving him your hard earn money for not even fixing you car. if he didn't do the job right the first time. then he could just be covering up for his crappy work and hoping that you don't find out. get a 2nd opinion. and stop being an idiot.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 03:22 am
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Almost always when you do a head job on a high mileage engine without rebuilding the rest (new rings and bearings) you have the oil consumption problem. It may be overheating because the radiator is not good anymore. (Did you have it pressure tested and then thoroughly cleaned out inside?)

The most effective way to deal with a mechanic that's not too great is to file a complaint with the attorney general's office in the state where you live. It's free and can be done online or by mail. If you want to spend a few bucks file a civil suit in your jurisdiction. You can do that for about $40 or more and file the complaint yourself and try to get punitive damages in court as well as your money back.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 03:31 am
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$100 says you warped the head when you blew your headgasket the first time around. Betcha another $100 he never resurfaced it before slapping another gasket on. Shade tree mechanics 101...sucker you in, then sucker you right on out the door. "Sorry, it was running fine when you picked it up. It can't be my fault."
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