I took in my 1999 4runner for timing belt and water pump replacement at a local dealership service center 2 weeks ago. Last night, I heard loud squeeking noises and some smoke coming out of the engine as soon as I started the engine. Called the dealership and had the truck towed. I'm being told that the noises are caused by the AC compressor pulley and that it was not something that they did or missed to do. They contend that the pulley is on the opposite side of where they worked on for the belts and H20 pump. They want $450 to repair it. Sounds a bit fishy to me or is this just a bad coincidence?
Friday, November 2nd, 2007 AT 12:40 PM