Troubleshooters aims to help get winter Texas a fixed truck

Terry Boss' truck
Posted at 5:29 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 18:33:20-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — In tonight's Troubleshooter report, a winter Texan wants his truck fixed, so he can drive back to the Midwest.

But it's been in a repair shop since December.

The shop owner tells me it's close to being ready.

So what's the problem?

Elias, owner of G.O.D.S.' Auto Service on Holly, wanted to show us that Terry Boss' truck is running and

the new engine is in.

Boss tells us he drives his 1999 Ford F-350 dually, from Michigan to the Coastal Bend for the winter six months of the year for the last seven years.

In November, he brought his truck to G.O.D.S.

It needed an engine.

Boss admits he chose G.O.D.S. because they were affordable.

And he's retired and living on a fixed income.

And G.O.D.S. has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

But just days after driving it home, Boss says these codes appeared on his dashboard.

He says Elias told him the codes meant the engine was bad and he'd put another one in.

That was on Dec. 16.

He got a text message on Feb. 12 that it was close to being ready.

“He texts me back,” Boss said. “We have a boost problem so no, it will not be done.”

Elias was not happy when he saw our camera on his lot this morning.

But this was his opportunity to give us his side of this story,

Which is, Boss can pick his truck up next Tuesday.

Elias says just needs to work on the boost.

And he's trying to do that without having to charge boss any more money.

And the Tuesday promise date is barring any more coronavirus circumstances.

Boss hopes he can pick up his truck on Tuesday because he plans on driving back to the Midwest on April 1.

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