I had a mechanic look at my car and he said it needed a new head gasket and that was it. He did the repairs. A week later the car started making a knocking noise. The same mechanic is now telling me there is metal in oil and it needs a new rod. Is this something he may have caused or should have noticed when putting in the new head gasket?

Asked by karissak6 Oct 14, 2018 at 03:24 PM about the 2002 Hyundai Elantra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had a mechanic look at my car and he said it needed a new head gasket and
that was it.  He did the repairs. A week later the car started making a knocking
noise. The same mechanic is now telling me there is metal in oil and it needs a
new rod. Is this something he may have caused or should have noticed when
putting in the new head gasket?

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Can't be completely sure, but if the problem existed before, why didn't he notice it then? Very suspicious. Take the car to another mechanic and tell him the problem. With a thorough inspection, he may be sure what happened and you could have him fix it. If the cause was something the first mechanic did, then present your case to him and negotiate. You might end up in small claims court, which is what it's for.

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