I bought the car 1 year ago while my son is home temporarily, so I have no service or repair history. He came home several days ago and said it was running poorly.(He got it home.) When I tried to start it it would crank easily, but never start - battery is fine. I had it towed to my mechanic and they said a bolt holding the tensioner broke and the timing belt and tensioner were destroyed and needed to be replaced. BUT - because it had been run with the timing belt not working there was a chance - a good chance - that there had been engine damage because all the timing was off. To check for engine damage they have to replace the timing belt and tensioner just to get the engine running to check it. Is it worth it to pay to get the timing belt and tensioner replaced - $700, if any engine damage would be too expensive, considering the age of the car? Thanks for the help.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 AT 10:35 PM