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I Am SOOOOOOO Pissed.
« on: October 03, 2016, 07:07:18 PM »
New car has been starting really well-------------until yesterday. It has been cranking over damn quietly------------------till yesterday. Smooth as greased baby poop--------------------until yesterday. I hit the starter switch and it begins to crank ------quietly---------smooth as you know what---------------BAM!!!. WTF? Sounds like the starter drive took a shit. No biggie I think. Welllllll,today I find one broken starter drive tooth and about 6 fricken teeth gone from ring gear. Normally wouldn't be a big thing,replace drive and flexplate but NOOOOOOOOOO,ring gear is welded to the torque converter. There is no separate flexplate   with the Fortin torque converter  setup. Gotta send it to TCS for work to be done. Might as well have tham open it up and make sure all is well inside. Hell,who knows, maybe this is a blessing in disguise. Fooking Meziere starter is over $500 and with a new drive for this one of over $250 and ring gear replacement of who knows what along with whatever might be found inside I'm out at least a grand in repairs and I haven't even drove the damn thing out the door yet!!!! rofl rofl  Crap!
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Re: I Am SOOOOOOO Pissed.
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 08:41:21 PM »
wow....how old are the parts? that let go
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Re: I Am SOOOOOOO Pissed.
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 08:57:23 PM »
Ring gear and starter pinion looked like new. They were only meshing about 1/2 way though. Will check that out very closely on reassembly. I have a email in to Fortin and Meziere to see if the can shed any light on that issue.
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loyalty to the American people."
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Re: I Am SOOOOOOO Pissed.
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2016, 05:21:16 AM »
WOW!!  Just had to keep hitting that start button.  On bright side, there is NO better place for a car to fail than in shop!!
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Re: I Am SOOOOOOO Pissed.
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2016, 05:55:29 AM »
WOW!!  Just had to keep hitting that start button.  On bright side, there is NO better place for a car to fail than in shop!!
YUP! Especially with a torque converter car. Ain't no pushing it to get started.
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Re: I Am SOOOOOOO Pissed.
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2016, 08:49:38 AM »
Still no video or more important for me AUDIO?   This is the equivalent of telling all your buddies about this smoking hot chick you got and no one has ever seen her or in this case heard her!    I want to hear it's thumping idle!   ;D
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Re: I Am SOOOOOOO Pissed.
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2016, 11:47:40 AM »
Well,without a fricken starter ,and tilton and meziere both not having one available for ship before about 2 weeks,ya gotta wait. Not only that,the converter will be sent to TCS for a ring gear replacement. I'm not a happy camper either.
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Re: I Am SOOOOOOO Pissed.
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2016, 12:02:42 PM »
https://www.meziere.com/Products/Starters/Repair-Parts/Replacement-Drive-400-Series-Starter-10-pitch.aspx
Man, they are proud of those things.
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2016, 01:36:23 PM »
Yup,over $200 for just the drive and $525 for the complete starter. I want a spare starter since i have zero interest in being stranded sooooooo,over $750 plus ring gear replacement at the very least will be over a grand minimum.
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Re: I Am SOOOOOOO Pissed.
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2016, 07:46:52 PM »
Got a call from TCS(The Converter Shop  http://www.tcsperformance.com/virtual/tcsjava.html  )today. They receiver my converter Friday morning. They had already inspected converter innards and welded on a new starter ring gear. It was shipped out to me today. I think that is EXCELLENT service! I was absolutely amazed. Really refreshing to get above and beyond service. I can't say enough good about them.
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Re: I Am SOOOOOOO Pissed.
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2016, 10:15:27 PM »
that is great!
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Re: I Am SOOOOOOO Pissed.
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2016, 11:57:39 PM »
I've always had good luck with them. They ain't cheap, but they make real nice stuff and it's always on time.
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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2016, 05:12:15 PM »
WTH is wrong with people today? In FOUR separate comminications with TCS I stated I needed the stator support seal. FOUR separate times including the time they called to get paid I specifically asked if the seal was included with the order. FOUR EFFING TIMES I was told yes. Guess what was not with the converter Friday when it arrived. Yep,the seal. I called them .Want to guess what their reply was ? We don't stock it anymore,sorry. BULL EFFIN SHIT! WTF is wrong with people?  Excellent service my ass.
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Re: I Am SOOOOOOO Pissed.
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2016, 05:45:26 PM »
Bet if you had a T400 they would have had it.......
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2016, 06:31:11 PM »
Paying attention to what a customer asks and expecting a correct answer should not be expecting too much. Total BS on their part. Yes,I know everyone makes mistakes but FOUR fooking times with the same question?
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