So on 1/4/19, I went to Edd Kirby in Dalton to see their used car inventory. Our max out the door was 4500.00, as we were buying a replacement car for my daughter and her fiance who had just given birth to a baby 2 days earlier. They had 3 that fit our price. The first one was a Nissan that had an engine that was so nasty and burning oil that I can't believe they would even try to sell it. The next was a Toyota Camry. When the salesman, Cody, started it, we all heard a rod knocking, so I said no. Last up to check was the 2008 Chevy Equinox with 215,000 miles. It started good, sounded good, no burning oil. Heck, it even drove good. AC works OK, but it was actually warm that day, so like an idiot, I didn't think to check the heat. As fate would have it, we bought the car and later that night, my daughter called and told me that the heat wouldn't get warm.
The next day, I'm thinking it's probably some air trapped in the cooling system,,, so I start squeezing the radiator hose. This does nothing. Cooling fans are coming on and temp gauge is working, so why won't the heater get hot??? I look back to the firewall to find the heater core hoses. What I found instead was two open heater core in and out tubes and the hoses had been joined together and bypassed the heater core altogether. I have sent emails and messages to the dealership without even a response.
Of course, then I read Georgia law regarding car sales, and unlike TN, you have no right of recision. Once you buy it, it's yours. So now, I get to replace a heater core and I may as well do a complete flush and hose replacement as well so my infant grandson doesn't freaking freeze to death. Thanks for nothing, EDD KIRBY. I will be sure to spread the word about you.