| Originally posted by E36k224@Mar 15 2005, 12:35 AM |
I had a mechanic change my brake light switch
He noticed a coolant leak at thermostat housing he repllaced thermostat and gasket and oring
He replaced the coolant resevoir
A month later (4 days ago) my engine started to overheat, its spewed coolant every where and my heat doesnt work
So now he wants me to bring the car in at my expense
is this normal, he is a reputable mechanic
what should I do?
Are there things I can look for on my own to fix the problem
he recomended bleeding the radiator I did but no significant air came out
any other checks I could make?
before I pay a tow bill for 40 miles to the mechanic!!!!
It could be a number of things.
First is that he failed to properly fill your car with enough coolant so it is not circulating.
He could have installed the wrong thermostat or put it in upside down causing a no flow situation.
I would not take it back to that mechanic. Go to the dealership, have them fix the problem, and send him the bill. If he refuses take him to small claims court to get you cash back for all of the repair bills.