Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 22:04:29 +0200
From: "eka" <>
Subject: Re: mechanic mistakes?

The headlight wiper is conected to the pivoting axle by a rifling, the nut at the end only tightens the two parts to eachother. Owertightening may cause crackes as mentioned but the need of tightening might werywell be a sign of a damaged rifling. Do you mean USD, wich would be totally out of range. ( This is a scandinavian opinion ). Sounds like a bunch of real specialist in ripping people of their money. Is your clutch slipping or numb. Christopher A. Nowell <> wrote in message news:87dgig$ > I am starting to see a trend of what I believe to be negligence on the part > of the mechanic who works on my '87 Saab 900 in a shop that specializes in > Saab repair. > > The first time, I asked them about my passenger-side headlight wiper, the > guy changed the Y connector for the windshield wiper fluid and charged me > for it. I noticed him also tightening the nut on the headlight wiper before > it worked again. It has started to fail again (less than 4 months after > the "repairs"), I looked at it myself, and noticed that it is cracked around > the nut. It's therefore pivoting on an angle making too much resistance and > allowing the bolt to slip around. Could this have been overlooked? Or a > coincidence? > > Next time, he replaced a headlight bulb that I hadn't noticed was burned > out. I mentioned that I hadn't noticed it. I have the replaced bulb in > front of me, and I fail to see any broken connections in the filament or > signs of burn out. > > I recently paid around $1800 because my brakes failed. They said that all > the brake and clutch cylinders as well as some other brake components needed > to be replaced. This did make my brakes *work*. I noticed shortly after > that the brake was sinking a bit with the "new" cylinders. Now, my clutch > is failing and the brake goes to the ground after stopping. Could it have > been simply the clutch (they share fluids)? > > What do you guys think? > -Chris > cc: > >

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