This site is way cool. I have a 1996 ford escort, manual transmision. I was driving and the car died and would not start. I had it towed to a shop and they determined it was the timing belt. I had the timing belt and water pump replaced for $450. I was driving it home and about 5-10 min after I left the shop it did the same thing. So I called them because I was broke down. They had it towed back to the shop and said that the teeth on the belt were broke off. And that they now want $35 for the tow and $65 to look at it and find out why the teeth broke off. So basically I spent $450 and am no better off then before and they want more to tell me whats wrong. 2 questions
1) what would cause the teeth to brake off of the new timing belt they just put on
2) Is this normal or should they in somewhat or way be takingt care of this with no charge?
have the same problem?
Thursday, November 15th, 2007 AT 4:09 PM