OK So it seems I didn't tell the whole story correctly. For one the timing belt was missing teeth and was indeed broke. This was found after the first repair was done on the fuel pump. He did the fuel pump and fuel filter bc it was not getting fuel and maybe he was wrong about that (but he says it was not getting fuel) and while he was changing it he decided to change it with the water pump since it had 95k miles on it and didn't cost much more to do it while the engine was already apart. When that didn't start the car he then further investigated to see the timing belt issue. He fixed it and all was good. Then 2 days later the car shut down on the freeway. At this point we should have taken it in. And had the dealer given me an estimate for work I would have probably paid it but I was only given an estimate to look further into the timing belt. I hardly doubt I wouldn't have had alot more charges. I do understand it is alot of work and labor cost money. I feel like I got a great deal if it ever runs because we only spent 1100. To replace fuel pump/water pump, sensors, hose, timing belt, coil pack, spark plugs, new fluids, and who knows what else I am forgetting. I didn't mean to insult mechanics or dealers. I do wish they could have given me something better than for 698. We will tear it apart and look. So the PCV hose and valve was replaced and we exchanged the cam shift after market sensor for the factory one but still car only starts without that sensor. SO. After looking at it again without even taking it apart, low and behold he put a chalk line on the cam shaft sprocket and the line moved and when he checked the pin it sheared off. So I guess my point is if he found this and is not a mechanic how did the dealer not check this since it doesn't require you to tear it apart to check. (Maybe I am not understanding something but this is why I don't understand the dealer's logic)
You say this just a minute to repair. Cold you please tell me how this is done?
Saturday, December 10th, 2011 AT 4:00 AM