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2000 tracker same problem as bonedssss

Dear scr,
My wife took her Tracker to our mechanic for regular service,. Mechanic replaced valve cover, and replaced the right rear axle seal, and refilled the differential with oil. Wife drove home from garage yesterday. This morning car felt like it was stuck and only moved a few feet. Did not roll in neutral. I put it in 4WD and drove around the lot and once and did feel resistance like ER was on, which I don't think is the sounds more like bonedsss problem. How should I approach the mechanic Monday? What is the best way? We're new here and he did some good work before, and was reasonable. Do you think he spilled oil on brakes, when he did the work,or did put on seal correctly causing spillage. I just want to be somewhat prepared and not charged any more. Any advice on this would be helpful.



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    Wallace Hardin Dec 22, 2008


    Thanks so much SCR. The mechanic sent out a tow truck today, and seemed concerned over the phone that there might have been leakage onto the drum, and is We didn't pay for the tow, and if there's any problems it seems we can work them out, but it's good that I've had your extra input as a precaution. California is much more regulated--it at least seems they enforce fair practices, more than CT where we lived, so that is added bonus, but I doubt it'll get that far. Thanks for the speedy reply, suggestions, and help.




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Just tell him your are experiencing same concern as when you first brought it to him. The new seal may have failed. If you have the time, stay ask to see the results of his recheck. I find most shops are reputable and will admit if they error. parts fail and humans make mistakes. If they work with you then all is good. If not call the credit card company and stop the payment if you truly believe they are not being fair. other remedies are BBB & DMV. Each agency will take a report and do little else. So keep your records, and if they are not fair, take the car to another shop for a second opinion. Keep me posted.

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