Got my car back!

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by TexasRaceLady, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    I had the good sense to buy an extended warranty on my Lincoln 18 months ago. The original 7 year had expired, but the local dealer offered a 5 year bumper to bumper because I had so few miles.
    Took it in this morning to get the AC fixed. It was blowing hot air.
    They finally called me --- the evap core had gone south. If I read correctly, that is in the dash and they have to basically take the car apart to replace it.
    I only have to pay my small deductible instead of the $1500 - $2000 it will cost.

    I did something RIGHT for a change. LOL
     
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  2. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yep. Good for you.
     
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  3. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Oh, geez ---- please excuse my "patting myself on the back".
    I really didn't mean to for it to sound so boastful.
    I'm just relieved that they found the problem and it will get fixed.
     
  4. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I was helping you pat the back. It's something for you to say yahoo about. I would. :booya:
     
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  5. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    And by the way, I've been patting myself on the back for keeping my insurance on the beast. After 6 or seven years, ours is seven, when the RV is paid off most cancel their insurance. During the Christmas trip across Florida while we were in a convenience store a hit and run driver banged into the back of the beast. It's in the shop getting just under $5,000 worth of damage repaired. My deductible is $1,000. I'm patting the hell outa my back. :D
     
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  6. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    My deductible is $200
    Basically, the warranty just paid for itself.
     
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  7. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    LOL AC. when it is almost 0 F up here.
     
  8. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    LOL
    I know. The only reason I found out the AC wasn't working is we had a really warm day last Friday. Turned on the AC and only hot air came out.
    Gave the Service Manager a piece of my mind because it was supposedly "fixed" back in February when we had some warm days.
    Believe me, no AC needed for the foreseeable future.
     
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  9. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    you gave him the teacher voice?
     
  10. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Saving money is always good.
     
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  11. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Not quite, but he knew I was pissed. LOL
     
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  12. lisa

    lisa Kurt Busch fan

    And with where you live, you need that AC.
     
  13. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Auto repair is very lucrative from a retail perspective.
     
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  14. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    The aluminum radiator, electric fan and fan controller install in my truck cost me $730ish, it would’ve been $2k-$2500 for the consumer.
     
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  15. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Hope I get my car back sometime today.

    2:23 PM --- Still no word. I'm not surprised. Looked up the manual on changing out the evap core --- 10 pages!
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
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  16. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Got my car back at 4:30 this afternoon. AC works.
    Didn't cost me anything. The Service Manager comped it.
     
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  17. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    When you said you'd have it back today, I was surprised. It's probably 8 hours in the book, maybe even 10.
     
  18. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor



    Big job, but the dealer guys know all the shortcuts
     
  19. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    All I know --- the AC works and it didn't cost me anything but downtime without my car. :D :D
    I'm a totally happy camper.
    Even wrote a "thank you" email to the Service Manager. Gotta keep the bread buttered. LOL
     
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  20. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Interesting you call your trailer the beast. What do you call your tow vehicle? We call our tow vehicle the beast and the trailer the fox.
     
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  21. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I never thought about it. Since we have two trucks and two cars we just call it the silver truck. No name for it has ever jumped out at me. The first time I towed this particular trailer through the mountains I told the wife "damn this thing is a beast to haul through the mountains" and it stuck. It's the lightest trailer we've ever owned and when they make'm lighter they take weight away from the bottom so they're more top heavy than we're used to.
     
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