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    Default Very poor workmanship from a dealer.

    I won't name the dealership but my car was in last week and had the clutch and flywheel replaced under warranty.
    To cut a long story short tonight my car wouldn't start when i turned the key- not even a kick out of the starter but everything was lighting up on the dash etc. I phoned the AA who came out checked the battery and wiring etc. The AA man then tried to chap the starter then reached down and pulled out a long bolt and said "the starter motors hanging out!".
    My cars going straight back to the dealers on a breakdown wagon tomorrow morning when they'll be open and i can't wait to hear the explanation for this! If it can't be sorted tomorrow they'll be giving me a courtesy car at the very least.

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    How did you get it home if the starter motor was hanging out? or do you think they just forgot to do the bolts up - or even to put them in!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Jeez! Bet you're glad that didn't drop off at speed - would have caused some damage!

    Wasn't good ol' Arnold Cack was it?

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    I had to get a lift home. My car was in on the 2nd of December to have the clutch and flywheel replaced i've done about 420 miles since the work was carried out. I can't explain why it took so long for this dodgy workmanship to raise this problem - but the garage can answer this tomorrow morning. The guy from the AA said "it's obviously not been put back together properly".

    Nope wasn't arnold it was a local vauxhall dealer in my area.

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    Ross's or Peters in Strathclyde ????

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    seen this problem with mr clutch in swindon,we had 2 customers who had thier clutches done by them and a friends daughter who also had her clutch done by them,in all cases the starter motor fell off!

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    I had clutch and flywheel done on signum under warranty three months ago and dealer left some bolts loose on drive shaft bearing cover - bolts disappeared - took 2 weeks to get new bolts - they gave me hire car.

    1 month later took Omega for cam belt change - cam belt tensioner bolt snapped and VX had to put new 3.2 engine in my 7 year old + Elite. Took 3 weeks - hire car also.

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    The starter wouldn't have fallen off, the cable would have supported it

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    sounds nasty!!!...hope they sort it out nice and quick for you m8

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