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daredevil836
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daredevil836 Jan 26, 12:56am - #383423 
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did i get ripped off?

ok well i went to the dealer to get rid of this EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! sound that my car was making (i posted on this before) and i then i go to pay and they r like its gunna cost you like $500. so im like WTF its just fixing a belt and they tell me that they had to drop the engine to get rid of this bolt or w/e so im thinking that this is total bullshit

so should do you think i got ripped off or is this a good dealer????
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ExNihilo Jan 26, 5:41am - #383424 
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You need to have the dealer explain the work they did, and why. Normally when a car is in a shop, they first investigate what needs to be done, then call you to let you know what they think needs to be repaired, and get your permission to go ahead with the work. At that point they usually can tell you how much it will cost. If they didn't call you, they should probably reduce the amount they charged some. Did you make sure they had a phone number to call you at when you dropped the car off?

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g96818 Jan 26, 5:57am - #383425 

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kmlgts Jan 26, 6:43am - #383426 

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that suck bro.. its another bad story to add to my "fucken dealer die, die, die" section. like exNihilo said "You need to have the dealer explain the work they did"

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daredevil836 Jan 26, 5:54pm - #383427 
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Originally Posted by ExNihilo
You need to have the dealer explain the work they did, and why. Normally when a car is in a shop, they first investigate what needs to be done, then call you to let you know what they think needs to be repaired, and get your permission to go ahead with the work. At that point they usually can tell you how much it will cost. If they didn't call you, they should probably reduce the amount they charged some. Did you make sure they had a phone number to call you at when you dropped the car off?



well i already knew what was wrong with the car so all they had to do was fix it. they did call me to tell me how much is was gunna cost but at that point i think they had already done the work so i had to pay neway. they said they had to remove this bolt that was like a foot long and to do that, they needed to drop the whole engine which i think is total bullshit so thats what is weird.
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Eman Jan 26, 6:01pm - #383428 

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number 1. do you have warrany still.

number 2. if you dont, they do charge you the diagnostic to make sure thats the problem. so tahts why they probably charged you.

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GT4 Jan 26, 7:22pm - #383429 

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Originally Posted by daredevil836
they did call me to tell me how much is was gunna cost but at that point i think they had already done the work so i had to pay neway.

You acknowledged what they are going to charge you and you agreed to pay for that? It doesn't look good then.
Originally Posted by daredevil836

they said they had to remove this bolt that was like a foot long and to do that, they needed to drop the whole engine which i think is total bullshit so thats what is weird.

You have to find out exactly what "bolt" is that.
They cannot lie to you, but you need to know exactly what has been done
to the car. The more you know the less BS. you will hear from them.

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redbullktm Jan 27, 1:35am - #383430 
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Also there is a T.S.B. out there for the 01 celicas, maybe all gen 7s, for the tensionor pulley assembly rattling. From this it can also make you belt sqeal because the belt isnt alighned properly. But that is under warranty. Whatever the case may be. Everyone is right. Have them fully explain what was wrong and then check it with your warranty company as well.

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