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Q: resolving mechanics lien issue.

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there was a lien in the title. the amount was paid and I now need the title. do I write a letter requesting the lien holder to release the lien and send me the title?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: When buying a car with a lien on it, you sh...

When buying a car with a lien on it, you should have the title in hand and have the title signed by the lien holder and motorized. This has to be done to get the lien released and the title redone under your name.

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