Date: 04 Feb 2000 16:16:10 GMT
From: pdgpjhnopsamcomspamthis (Paul G)
Subject: Re: mechanic mistakes?

Sounds like it's time to find a new mechanic. Any mechanic who specializes is Saabs should know that the brake reservoir also doubles as the clutch reservoir. Consequently, if the car is losing brake fluid, the mechanic sould visually check the slave cylinder and clutch master cylinder as well as the brake lines. As for the $1800, well, Saabs may cost more to work on, but this is a bit high for an '87. Is this guy SAE certified? (You do live in the States, right?) If so you may want to file a complaint. As for the wiper arm, it may have been cracked before, but the mecahnic may have overtightened it and therefore broken it. If your headlights worked and he replaced them, your mechanic is taking you for a ride. If you have some automotive skills, tools, and some patience, I recommend learning how to work on the car yourself. It's not only cheaper, but after getting used to the layout, classic Saabs are (in my experience) one of the easiest cars to work on. Paul

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