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1988 Dodge Colt Base 2D Hatchback

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April 23, 2010, 3:35 pm

Norma D
 

Question: Stiff shift, vibrating clutch, vibrating car

Just came from garage: transmission differential bearings overhaul, new clutch: $1237. Clutch is stiff, vibrates all the time engine is on. 4 speed stick shift is stiff, smooth before overhaul. Car vibrates when stopped in neutral. I have to return to garage - please help a little old lady with 18 year old car. Thank you.


April 26, 2010, 8:09 pm

Tyler O
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Sounds like a problem with the rebuild. The shop that did the work is responsible to fix it.


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April 27, 2010, 5:17 am

Norma D
 

Can you tell me what kind of problem? I returned the car to garage, they kept it for a few hours, told me they tightened clutch, but everything is exactly the same. It still vibrates, How do I get them to repair it if they won't admit anything's wrong with it? What did they do wrong that made it come out this way? Do I have to go to another shop and pay another $1000 to PROVE that it isn't right?


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April 27, 2010, 7:51 pm

Tyler O
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Tell them you will call your state BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) if they don't fix this, and talk to some other shops and see who can help you out.


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April 28, 2010, 6:34 am

Norma D
 

Thank you for your good advice. I did takecar to dealership and they said the flywheel is probably bad.


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