I go to the garage to settle up and get the key. Planned on towing it home and doing an autopsy this weekend. The garage guy feels bad for me, blah, blah, but gives me my key, no charge, but basically says all they tried to do was start the car (key and push start) and the engine wouldnât move.
Thanks Swedecar, but your post gave me hope and I brought my breaker bar and a drill bit. I compress the tension pulley and lock it in place and the engine starts. I turn it off, reach in and the A/C compressor wonât spin. Its seized WHICH IS WHAT I TOLD THEM, 3 TIMES, I THOUGHT IT WAS. I march in and tell (yell) them my âseizedâ engine is now purring like itâs supposed to and because of their negligence I was already arranging to donate a car still worth about $7000 it to a charity for the cost of a $250 compressor (some hyperbole, but I needed to make a point). I tell them that Iâll get it out of their parking lot this weekend but Iâm not a happy (former) customer.
2 hours later I get a call from the manager. Their sorry and want to make it right. Theyâre offering to replace the compressor. I can provide the parts - they eat the labor. I know itâs just car. Maybe itâs a Saab guy-thing or an middle-aged convertible thing, but I was really upset when I decided that I was going to scrap my car. I watched myself go thru the 5 stages of loss interrupted at each stage by the tequila stage :) Hopefully all will be right on Tuesday.
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