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09-09-2010, 01:05 PM
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I have a 1993 Plymouth Colt GL 1.5L 2 door and for the last 1yr i have been trying to have a reman motor put in, comes with 100,000 miles/3 yrs warrrenty. All new parts!... HA! Had put in and at 2600 miles it throws rod, defect,... sent back got another engine, at 2900 miles this one is doing same thing! I can't afford to have motor pulled again...so doing self but want to know where's the best place i can find an engine that works? Or is it worth my time? The car has been sitting 4 months past second motor attempt, affraid to go for 3rd engine! And if I don't get a move on, that warrenty may end leaving me out 2300 bucks...advice please! The car is in great shape body wise, interior warn and all parts replaced with new. ex...altenator, belts, pulleys, battery, fuel filler, filter, and hose, water pump,........bottom line I need an Engine!
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09-09-2010, 09:36 PM (This post was last modified: 09-09-2010 09:37 PM by Rupe.)
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RE: engines
Interesting situation but possibly a lost battle if they can't come up with a working engine or give you some kind of credit toward your effort.

Let me ask you if it was bought on a credit card and if your credit card company can do a back charge for the entire amount if the next attempt fails? Certainly worth a pnone call or two and may give you the ammunition necessary for them to make good without legal action dragging on forever.

That said, are you willing to tackle a job like this yourself on a 17 year old car? Have you researched any cheaper options from another source? (used or new)

Even if you do it yourself to save a few bucks it will cost you out of pocket for fluids, engine hoist rental, band aids, beer, friends to help, (and favors later) etc.
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09-10-2010, 01:16 PM
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RE: engines
(09-09-2010 09:36 PM)Rupe Wrote:  Interesting situation but possibly a lost battle if they can't come up with a working engine or give you some kind of credit toward your effort.

Let me ask you if it was bought on a credit card and if your credit card company can do a back charge for the entire amount if the next attempt fails? Certainly worth a pnone call or two and may give you the ammunition necessary for them to make good without legal action dragging on forever.

That said, are you willing to tackle a job like this yourself on a 17 year old car? Have you researched any cheaper options from another source? (used or new)

Even if you do it yourself to save a few bucks it will cost you out of pocket for fluids, engine hoist rental, band aids, beer, friends to help, (and favors later) etc.

OK, need to clairify more...When first got car in 97 think i paid 1400 for it. It drove long enough to blow rearmain, timing, which was all fixed some done twice...till head went, replaced 3 times...than the car sat for years....so basically we decided to put a new engine in cause car was like new other than motor! So sum up the car sat more than ran since 97! Yeah! No rust...a new paint job, done while sat. The engine i bought threw one place...which got from another place...which was supposivly a good source for motors (no names), turned out awful! Oh paided cash have reciept! The do it myself involves just getting engine unattached from everything except mounts till our mechanic pulls it again! I take engine back find, another motor somewhere...he puts in we hook up... small engine...done it so many times...seems a breeze , but friends are nice! If you have them....haha The car ran great after each engine replace...just faulty motors! I really appreciate your imput...
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11-19-2010, 06:07 PM
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RE: engines
Update, taking motor back, so no need for car. So guess its going to salvage, shame!
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11-19-2010, 09:11 PM
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RE: engines
Thanks for letting us know the outcome! I wish that everyone would take the time to do that.

We'll be here for your next question.
Garner

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11-19-2010, 10:05 PM
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RE: engines
Yes, thanks for posting even though it seems a sad ending.

BTW, had you thought of a listing on Craigs or EBay as a car for parts? (local pick up only type) You might be amazed at who will jump in with an offer just to grab the radio, tires, battery, etc. Even if you only get enough to cover a tow or a few cases of beer at least it may go to good use rather than scrap. Worst case is nobody speaks up and it will go to scrap in a week or so anyway but you might get lucky.
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11-21-2010, 12:18 PM (This post was last modified: 11-22-2010 03:05 PM by autojinx.)
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Your welcome! The engine is out! Finally, now can take back and hopefully get my money back. Since it took a while to get help, money, friends to get it out, I'm worried my horror story may get worse! I'm looking around for someone to give me a good deal on car! Thanks for your help and imput. Will keep posted on the rest till car is gone...Autojinx

Update: I got my money back!
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12-08-2010, 03:15 PM
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RE: engines
The Colt is Offically gone! I did get a wappin 100 bucks, but it was better than nothing. I got the whole amount back on Engine too which was awsome! Thanks for your input...
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12-08-2010, 10:18 PM
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I guess that is a fairly happy ending? Thanks again for the update.Stop around when you have another problem for us to "try" to solve.

Later, Garner

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