Yes. Checked the fuses and none blown. Here is what happened, either that light I saw was a little "grab" that occurred on the last remaing belt or I imagined it. This will make more sense in a minute.
If I get in my truck and try to start it, or drove down the street, I would know immediately if anything was wrong because I have been driving it for a while and everyday. This car (which belongs to my son) not so much. But I did think the turnover was a bit fast but thought that was because I had no spark or just normal for a small engine. Well, you guessed it already, I examined the timing belt (took an hour of taking parts off) and sure enough it was badly frayed and broken. Engine is an interferance engine.
Unfortunately, for the value of this car and the work involved I listed it on CL with full disclosure showing photo of broken belt. Within minutes someone bought it as a dirt cheap project car. I know all it needed was another engine dropped in but I don't have a garage and don't want to be out there in this sun putting in a used engine that might not come with a guarantee. Paying a shop to do it would cost more than the car is worth now and more than it would be worth when they are done. Rebuilding existing engine same thing.
Thank you very much for your help so far, I found you very knowledgeable.
Monday, August 3rd, 2009 AT 10:42 AM