Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Saturn SL2 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles
Should the shop cover the cost of this repair?
I have a 98 Saturn SL2 with 140,000 miles on it.
I took it to a locally-owned repair shop (that has a good reputation) because the accelerator was sticking. They said the throttle body needed to be cleaned.
After cleaning the throttle body (chemical and brush cleaning while on the car) they tried to start the car and heard a loud back-fire.
The car will not start. Only 25 pounds of compression in each of the cylinders.
They pulled the valve cover and discovered the timing chain has slipped.
The shop claims they did not cause the timing chain to slip, that it is just a coincidence.
Therefore they say I am responsible for the timing chain repair.
What other parts may have been damaged by this back-fire?
Monday, July 26th, 2010 AT 6:13 PM