Can I put a lien a truck if I am owned money be the owner?

Question Details:

I was employed at a trucking company out of TN. In November they gave me a check for $2960 which I put it in my bank. 3 weeks later I found out the check was not good but by then they owed me $3400 more; I had paid for a charge air cooler and a turbo out of my own money that I unloaded in CA. I called in and there was no one there. It's has been almost 3 months now and I still have their truck and I was told that I could put a lien on the truck. What do I do?

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