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This is a discussion on My Horror Story within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by samson_420 You can talk to the seller, but dont be a weiner. If I buy a used ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by samson_420 View Post
    You can talk to the seller, but dont be a weiner.

    If I buy a used car from a Private Party and I inspect it. IT IS MY RESPONSABILITY.

    So take care of it yourself.
    I believe that way to an extent. I also am honest and square in all my dealings and expect others to be that way also. It's easy to miss things on a vehicle when inspecting them and you have to have some faith in the person you're buying from to be honest. It's happened to me. I missed a pinion seal on my wifes Durango. Took it back to the dealership and they fixed it on the spot. I just missed it. If this rear didn't make it 350 miles then it was on it's way out. The owner most likely knew about it and didn't disclose it.

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    If it was a private sale none of those consumer protection laws come into play.

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    Guy couldn't have known the rear was gonna break. There's no "band aid" he could have used for a busted rear just to sell it to you. It works or it don't. Sucks it broke for you but I'd just fix it and enjoy the car.

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    I saw my dad once put sawdust in a transmission......are you sure there's no band aid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I saw my dad once put sawdust in a transmission......are you sure there's no band aid?
    Automatic transmission is a whole different story.

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    I think ls1camino is not a mechanic specialist so he could of missed a thing or 2. but like some of the guys say, talk to the guy that sold u the car. i think that guy could be reasonable and try to fix this problem.

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    Let me start by saying that I am the person who sold him the trans am. I came across this post today, while trying to figure out what could have gone wrong with the car.

    For the select few in this thread who jumped all over me, stating that this is "dirty business, and its ILLEGAL. He could goto Jail," you should consider a few things first.

    The rear-end was repaired six months ago when I started getting grinding and whining sounds from it. The noises turned out to be 2 broken teeth on the ring gear. The gears and bearings were replaced properly, broken in properly and I have had no problems ever since.

    The buyer was informed that the rear-end was repaired, before the car was sold to him.

    Since the repair, there has not been a single warning sign of anything going wrong with the rear end. There were no strange noises, bumps or grinds. At the time of the sale, I had absolutely no reason to believe that the rear end would fail.

    "A rear just doesn't pop, he knew something was up before he sold it to you. Accidents happen but I highly doubt this was an accident."

    I'm sorry but that is an extremely unreasonable and unsupported claim. As I just stated, there were zero warning signs that this would occur and the car was sold in good working condition to the best of my knowledge.

    This is an extremely unfortunate occurrence and I feel very badly about it, but I don't appreciate the fact that some of you are blindly accusing me of fraud and illegal activity. The buyer can back me up when I say that I was up front and straight forward about everything that I knew was wrong with the car.

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    Now this should get interesting.

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    Replacement rears are a couple hundred bucks. Maybe if you offered that things would be cool.

    ** To those that are saying "suck it up and pay to fix it yourself" prolly wouldnt be saying that shit if they were in this guys shoes.

    ** The consumer protection laws not being applicable on private sales doesnt seem right to me. In Florida we have a 30 day "lemon" law for things like this.

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    dont feel to bad i bought my current car 00 TA and 2 days later it through a rod and there was nothing i could do about it lol so i just put another ls1 in it and went with it of course that was like $7200 later but oh well shit happens

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    $7200.00 ????? huh?? I saw ls1s shipped for less than 3 grand.

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    lol well thats what happens when you take it to a dealer but i did get 3yr 100,000 mile warranty which the first moror they put in they over bored it and it cracked the cylinder wall so GM ate that motor didnt cost me a dime it did have it advatages...down side was the price

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    damn man-you just had all kinds of shit luck with that car. All GM crate motors have that same warranty as long as they are installed in the correct vehicle.

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    well so far so good the only thing that sucks is i cant upgrade anything but maybe put headers on it but i dont want cats and im going to have to have it for the warranty so im going to just wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by jperkins812 View Post
    Now this should get interesting.
    pulled up my chair

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    Well, it's all over and done with now...my friends and I went up to PA with my Suburban and towed it back today. When we go back we dropped the busted rear and put in the one from the junkyard in about 3 hours. I went for a little cruise and it's fine. The only thing that really pisses me off about the whole thing is the extra money I spent on gas, food for me and my friends and the rental of the trailer for the trip to get my T/A. Money that could have been spent on upgrade or something *shrug*

    To Brad, at first I was a little pissed about the whole thing, but now that the car is running again, I'm not too mad. I've thrown it out the window as one of the "wrong place, wrong time" things.

    Anyway...for those wanting to see the Blown Rear...here it is:











    And the Car on the trailer and up on Jacks:






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    Glad you got it fixed man. How much was everything-trailor,gas,new rear end etc. if you dont mind me asking?

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    Gas: $200 (my Suburban is a gas hog)
    Trailer: $120 ($100 for the trailer and $20 for the insurance for the trailer and cargo)
    New Rear: $575 ($500 for the rear, $50 for them to pull it from the junk'd car, and $25 Tax)

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    yeah, that cover looks like it was off 6 months ago

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    yea i second that :

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