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"""the co-signer do if the lender can't"""????????? New one on me... IF the debtor/signor cant/wont make the payments, the co-signor is obligated to make the payments to the lender. The co-signor can demand/beg/plead/con/coerce the signor to let co-signor have possession of the collateral just like the lender will if the payments dont get made. Does that help?

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