2003 Ford Taurus Q&A
2003 Ford Taurus Question: Is it possible for my engine to have seized up AFTER an oil change?
The car was low on oil, a little more than one quart remaining, and it was running fine still. I then drop it off for an oil change, pick it up, and only make it about 5 miles from the shop, all the while it was rattling like crazy (which it was not doing when I brought it there) and then it died. They tell me the engine seized when the oil they had put in got hot, and it's not their problem that the engine seized. And oh yea, these same D-bags decided to put in an alternator and a battery which I did not need or authorize, and want the money for that. I did, however, ask them to fix a faulty latch on a rear door of the car, which they DUCT TAPED shut instead. So yea, that's the kind of shop I'm dealing with - Screwedbytheshop
Need a little more info! Only one quart of oil was remaning in the engine when you got to the shop, how do you know that? Have you checked the oil to see if it is at the proper level since this happened? Was it knocking when you picked it up at the shop? Did any warning indicators on the dash show a problem before the engine seized? As for the battery and alternator, did you mention 'anything' to them besides an oil change and the door latch problem? Why would the shop just out of the blue replace those parts? What was their explanation for that? This shop been in business for awhile? We'll get to the faulty latch and duct taped door later! - pushrod
WOW SOUNDS LIKE THEY MAY HAVE FORGOT TO FILL THOIL AFTER DRAINING.WE HEAR HAVE BUREAU OF AUTO REPAIR TO DEAL WITH THESE ISSUES OR AAA. DO YOU HAVE A GOV AGENCY THAT REGULATES AUTO REPAIR SHOPS? - globalhelper