When I worked at large franchise transmission shop,This happens... a defective engine comes with the brand new car and it's noticed at the dealer prior to sale. Warranty replaces motor.. dealer does not have to disclose this.
I saw a brand new gt500 come off the transport truck and the engine was ticking... new motor went in.
Do these cars not have a clock spring? I imagine they do like every other car I have ever touched. Sounds like a great way to tear the ribbon in there.Center the wheels, crawl under and disconnect the steering shaft, rotate the steering wheel a full 360 and then reconnect the shaft.
Well according to this, you may have a leg to stand on afterall. If the car was a regular GT I would fight it and force them to buy it back and go get another one from another dealer. But since the car is a M1, good luck finding another one just like it. I would just file a complaint with the state and demand they compensate you for diminished value and make them fix the car to your liking.I believe the salesman for whatever that is worth. Most likely came off truck ticking and the threw new engine in it. Now this is what Ohio law states
Section 4517.61 | Franchisor's damage disclosure statement.
Ohio Revised Code
Title 45 Motor Vehicles-Aeronautics-Watercraft
Chapter 4517 Motor Vehicle Dealers, Auction Owners, And Salespersons
March 14, 1980
Senate Bill 206 - 113th General Assembly
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Each franchisor shall disclose to its franchisees in writing prior to or at the time of delivery of any new motor vehicle any damage to the motor vehicle that has been corrected after completion of the manufacturing process and exceeds six per cent of the franchisor's suggested retail price of the motor vehicle, as measured by retail repair costs. Each franchisee shall provide the purchaser of any such repaired motor vehicle with a copy of the franchisor's damage disclosure statement. Damage to glass, tires and bumpers is excluded from the six per cent when replaced by identical manufacturer's original equipment.
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Personally if it was mine I would not be happy and want them to take the car back free and clear but the chances of finding another one to your liking could be tough.
Yes, that is where it usually is located. It sounded like you suggested to disconnect the U-joint at the rack, turn the steering wheel 1 full turn, then reconnect it in the new position. The problem with this, if true, is that now the clock spring is not centered (it’s off by one full turn) and will over extend when turning the wheel to full lock in one direction, almost certainly damaging it. I have actually done this way back in my apprentice days.Isn't the clock spring under the steering wheel itself on top of the column inside the car? I'm talking about the mechanical u-joint that connects the column to the rack itself. I had to disconnect mine when I installed the long tube headers. It's simple, just one bolt.
As for this advice do nothing of the sort. This is something for a dealership to do under warranty.Now the issue that led you to this unfortunate discovery, the steering wheel was off. Center the wheels, crawl under and disconnect the steering shaft, rotate the steering wheel a full 360 and then reconnect the shaft. the column shaft and the input to the rack are clocked and will only connect in one position so if it's off, then the steering wheel was moved while the K member was dropped out. It really is that simple of a fix. Once you get it close enough for your liking, take it to an independent shop for a proper alignment.