history: bought used in 1999 w/ about 70k mi; car is 5-spd manual gently driven about 6k miles per year with regular oil changes and maintenance; in Apr. 2007 replaced timing belt & water pump; about 3 weeks ago I took it in for state inspection & tune-up; shop said they would adjust the timing belt since it had been replaced recently.
*** 2 weeks after service -- the crankshaft broke -- inside the case ***
note -- I was not driving the car at the time -- the driver claims the car went "eeeewwwwww-clunk!"
Questions: is it possible that something could have happened during the "timing belt adjustment"?
Does the crankshaft bolt have to be loosened and re-tightened for this adjustment?
Is it possible to damage the crankshaft, crankshaft seal, harmonic damper, etc?
If not damaged during service, what else could have caused the crankshaft to break?
PLEASE help if you can -- I can't afford a new car now, and can't even afford to have to replace an engine that was damaged during service. (Or I probably would be driving something newer thatn a '92 car).
thanks, many thanks, and THANK YOU in advance!
have the same problem?
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 AT 2:49 PM