I took my car to Paladin Auto for a second opinion of a pan oil leak on 02/23/09. I had always taken my car (My baby) to Tires Plus for everything, including a intake manifold gasket replacement 5,000 miles before I met Debra Noonan, my worst nightmare. When I arrived for my second opinion of the oil pan, she called her boyfriend ED Hackett to come over and take a look with her because she was in awe.
She acted very upset and stated that I got ripped off. She stated that my intake gasket job was never done by Tires Plus and now I had other seals leaking badly, meaning the valve cover, intake, oil pan and rear main seals ALL LEAKING. Thought that to be rather strange since Tire's Plus just told me 4 days prior that I only had an oil pan leaking, I became upset, not knowing now who to really trust.
Furthermore, she stated that she has had many of Tire's Plus customer's in her stuff for similar reasons and not to worry, she would take car of this, She started to take pic's of the inside of my hood. NEVER LOOKED UNDER THE CAR and of course I did not stop right there to think before being told that she was going to charge me $879.00 + tax; however, if I pay by cash I would not have to pay the tax amount.
I told her I would have to go home and talk it ovver with my husband. He called her and they agreed to bring it in on the 27th. She had it til 03/06/09 when she called stating that I needed a fuel filter, called my husband he said fine go ahead and we could pick it up later that day. We did. I NOW HAVE A MAJOR MISS/SURGE/BUCK feeling, called Debra immediately, say's bring it back SWEETIE, don't worry, so I do and every three times after that when they returned my car back to me after trying to find what it was THEY F-----ed up and telling me we are not going to charge you no labor honey.
Why the h*ll should they, they caused a serious problem, turn to find out in the end after haviong to take my car to two other places, once right after I got it out of her shop to find out the C02 sensor bank 1 they replaced was a cracked one and the second time because I broke down and coolant spilled out everywhere because the idiots (she claims I have 27 years ASE experience MY a*s I found out also) reran my vaccum lines backwards and did not reconnect the coolant trip sensor, which caused the car to overheat and now I have a split in my radiator and need a new EGR Valve.
When I filed a complaint with the state AS WELL, she did the same thing as it turns out that she has done in the past, made up some crazy a*s fairy tale story about me, stating that she watched me through her camera's on the biulding getting drunk waiting for my car (at 10:30 in the morning, which is the very day after I had a surgery) I took a blood test just to verify her lie's about that, as well as she stated that I had a boyfriend on the side, not knowing that I just got married two months before this repair started and she called him a voilent drunk as well.
This is what I am asking any and all people at this point. I went into Paladin Auto Service as a honest, good hearted paying customer who got ripped off and then slandered. Now I am strictly devoting my time to those of you who have been a victum of Paladin Auto or Debra Noonan and Ed Hackett, because now my every effort is being spent on what I do for a living.
I am a Florida Licensed Private Investigator and I have been working diligently on material and concrete evidence to bring this woman to the place that she should be, which is not doing business in Pasco County or any other county for that matter. God have mercy on her sould. I do will pray for her!! Her day is coming, so now please pick up the phone and feel free to give me a call so that I can get as much information as I need to so that this can be settled once and for all.
Port Richey, Florida