PLEASE.....PLEASE......PLEASE ......HELP ME!
(Naples, Florida. U.S.A.)
I have a 1997 Honda Accord with 200 thousand miles. This is the best car I have ever had by far. Now, I am a 67 old retiree with very minimum income. My Church recently, was kind enough to pay for 2 tires I desperately needed. Immediately, I was opposed to the tire shop the church were about to send me to. As you mentioned earlier, their "SCAMS" are well known to some of us, but ignored by the rest of the population. They changed the tires at an incredible high price. I prayed a lot that I would not become a "VICTIM". Two weeks after the tires were changed, I began to hear this weird noise coming from the passenger's side, after reaching 45MPH.( I never had that problem before) I somehow knew, I was about to get involved with these crooks. Their fast diagnosis was:" you need wheel bearings ASAP". I asked them what the price would be. Their response was $580.00. I asked again, "will you guarantee, this is the real problem". "well, it could be anything". To make a long story short, I went to a guy who works outside a Discount Auto Parts shop, in this hell-on-earth Naples, Florida. He changed both wheel bearing, left and right and the NOISE is still there. I just want to know if I can drive the car without losing a tire while driving. I refuse to give these crooks another penny from my meager Social Security. One final note. When the tires were changed, I noticed a mechanic, under the car,near the back seat, with a tool, tighten something or maybe losing something. Maybe he was creating this noise for future "work on the car".
I NEED YOUR ADVICE PLEASE!