Hello caradiodoc, thank you for responding - the engine is 2.8L, 12 valve V6, base model 1995.
When I turn the key, you can hear the engine trying to start but it will not - I had my brother look
at the timing belt as I attempted to start the engine and the timing belt did not move. The timing
belt is relatively new, only 10K miles on it since last replaced and also looks new, no sign of wear
or tear. It was a specialized individual that works only on starter motors and alternators that said, he
thinks it is the flywheel b/c he touched it and it was spinning. This person recommended a general
mechanic that he knows. Three months ago I had the starter motor rebuilt with the same individual who is
not a general mechanic and I took the car back, thinking it was the Starter motor again.
Today, I decided to take the car to a firestone full car serivce - the initial thought it may be the fuel pump,
but the car has not been tested yet - I had it towed and the individual who said it was not the starter motor
left the alternator hanging and serpentine belt off. I was at work and could not leave to go check the car
before being towed. The indivudual, that left the car this way, suddenly went on vacation this week?
I am in a pickle - can not loose my job and can not afford a new car payment. Still I am hopeful it will
be repaired and I can get another 2 years more of use out of my car, depending on how much to fix
and what the actual repair entails.
Monday, June 3rd, 2013 AT 3:31 PM