I have a Saab 9-5 aero V6. It was overheating a little last week, and straight away filled the coolent, and had the car towed to my go-to garage that specialize in Saab. They came back with the water pump was done and that caused the radiator to crack. OK, fine and they also recommended I replace the timing belt while in there as it had not been done. The car has 130,000 on it.
Fine, I paid $1800 for all the above repairs and labor.
As soon as my wife drive the car on the way home it starts to pour smoke out of the engine hood and leaking green fluid rapidly. We call to get it towed back to the shop.
They call back next day saying the Head Gasket has blown and that will be another $1500 on top.
I basically said no way, how do we know when the head gasket was blown and was it down to their negligence. They said it was blown at the time the water pump went and thats the way it goes. Surely the tests they should have done on the car should have shown some fault before we came in to drive away.
Question- What would you do?
How is at fault? And how much should all this cost?
Cheers for your time