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Pitch    Posted 09-01-2002 at 15:27:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
With the vast amount of knowledge available on this board I figured that I would give this question a shot.
I have a 1998 All wheel drive Chevy Astro van. Thursday I blew a front tire so I had two new front put on today, Here is the problem They mounted 215/75/15 on the front the back has 215/70/15 on. On the way home it was driving real hard and the rearend and transfer case got really hot as a matter of fact gear lube was forced out of the transfer case. I realize thaat the cause was different diameter tires. Did I do permanent damage or just blew lube from a vent? I called them and they said to bring it back but I don't think that I should drive it that far (40 miles) Anyone have any suggestions on how I should proceed? This is a chain wearhouse store that sells tires. The manager that I talked to said that "he" didn't think that it would cause permanant damage. How do I go about establishing their responsibility in this? And any subsequent damage if I do drive it back


Joyce    Posted 04-13-2003 at 17:43:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Why would my oil gauge bounce real fast when my car comes to a stop?


david    Posted 09-28-2003 at 15:23:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
rust in the water 1996 s10 chevy


Sandra Godwin    Posted 02-16-2003 at 13:19:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
'97 Nissian Van Quest
Recent Problems:Engine check light keeps coming on

9/18/02-"CE" Light on-Diagnostics-Code PO-400 EGR SYSTEM Malfunction;Data stream of emission system show no illegularities-Clear Code & Road Test (Probably carbon flake caused EGR valve to stick partially open.)
10/30/02-check engine light;Diag & RPL EGR BPT HOSE & CLEAR CODE
Checked for Grinding noise from front when turning( COULD NOT DUPLICATE)
REAR A/C OR HEAT NOT WORKING(DIAG FRONT A/C CONTROL UNIT INOP (FRONT) $550
12-26-02-CHECK ENG LIGHT ON;DIAG po744 a/t SIGNAL-DIAG & RPL THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR & CLEAN THROTTLE PLATE & CLEAR CODE(TRANSMISSION MAY BE BAD) CHECK VEH WILL NOT SHIFT, HAVE TO LET OFF ACCELERATOR TO SHIFT*DIAG TRANSMISSION NEEDS TO BE REPLACED-DEALER FLUSHED TRANS FLUID TO SERVICE ATF.($340)
1/14-03-MASTER REBUILD KIT,CONVERTOR,INTERMEDIATE BAND, FILTER KIT,FLUID,COLENOID PACK. ($1142)
BEFORE I LEFT SHOP CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON AGAIN.
BUSINESS KEPT OVERNIGHT AGAIN RETURNED-LESS THAN 2 WKS. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AGAIN.
HELP!!
I'M A WOMAN AND DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP TO TAKE.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 09-02-2002 at 06:25:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I drive a 1985 Honda Accord LX. It's beat up enough for the streets and back alleys of Manhattan. Nuff said.


Pitch    Posted 09-01-2002 at 20:13:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron/Pa I appreciate your response and answer and as for Okie_Dokie I am not "SUE-HAPPY" but I don't intend to become a victim of someones careless work either. The vehicle was two years old when I purchased it and the tires were on it when I got it. I pointed out the brand and tread pattern I wanted and depended on the "expertise" of their garage to do what I paid them to do. They obviously failed to do the job properly.
I do not expect to profit in any way from this but I should'nt have to bear additional expense for their lack of knowledge either. If no permanent damage was done give me the proper tires and I am happy.
I guess what I am saying is If you are in the business of providing a sevice and or product and are profitting from this service it is incumbent upon you to know what you are doing and make right any mistakes that you make.


Nathan(GA)    Posted 09-01-2002 at 18:47:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not familar with that vehicle. Is there that much difference in height of the tires? Must be a sensitive transfer case. I thought most all allowed for some slippage.

I guess the simplest thing would be to take the new ones off and take to the store in another vehicle.


david    Posted 11-12-2003 at 13:44:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a 1996 sebring 2.5 convertible. I had replaced the exhaust with a high performance muffler. The cat was removed as well. My problem is the idle is around 700 rpm. The dealer says there is no adjustment for my car. Can it be adjusted aftermarket to 1000 rpm? Computer or by hand? No one seems to know. Thanks. David.


Ron/Pa    Posted 09-01-2002 at 16:51:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Pitch,
If your all wheel drive is full time 4 WD, then you have a problem. What you are experiencing is 4 wheel lock up, eventually you will run it until you feel a release that will feel like you ran over a 4 X 4 in the road.
If it were mine, (and all of my vehicles are 4 WD) Not only would I NOT drive it back, I would pay the towing, out of my own pocket, before I would drive it back.
If you talk to your dealer, or a reputable tire shop, they will tell you that when you replace tires on a 4 WD, that you should replace all 4 at once, an even when replacing all 4 you should line them up side by side, and make sure they all look to be the same. From time to time you will fine that 1 tire will be larger or smaller than the rest.
As far as the liability, check your OEM recomendations and present it to the warehouse that sold you the tires, tell them that they are responsible for installing the proper tires on your vehicle.
Be prepared to contact your lawyer, and that will be money well spent in case you cooked your transfer case.
Good luck, keep us posted
Ron


Okie-Dokie    Posted 09-01-2002 at 17:39:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Not to be arguemenitive, but it looks like since you have had this veh. for several years, by now you should know you did the wrong thing purchasing different size tires. I guess I am just not as sue happy as the world has become, but looks to me like you created your own problem. As for getting the problem fixed, I would likely remove the back wheels and tires and take them to the chain store and have two more like the front ones mounted and save the old tires for something like a trailer or the like.


Hogman*** WELL NOW,    Posted 09-01-2002 at 18:25:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
First thing is; Did You agree to that size tires?If so I'd say You are stuck even tho a "REPUTABLE " dealer would have pointed out tha error of Your ways,and as mentioned befor ALWAYS on a full time or any 4X4 match all the tires!

As to recourse, if They are any thing like Wally World save Your money and effort,You'll be tryin ta punch Your way out of a paper bag. BTDT !!!!! And on tha face of it I'd say thats tha position You are in now.
The price of some lessons are not are not cheap.


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