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I am very upset about my 2005 Ford Expedition. I have loved this vehicle. I was driving on the highway and noticed a few strange things mainly, the cruise control stopped working and seemed like the fuel levels were going down faster than usual. So I pulled into a service center along the highway and then things got worse. the engine started to smell, and then it wouldnt start up again. I had the truck towed to a local garage and then later was told the engine has seized and it will need a new or rebuilt engine put in. Needless to say I am very upset with this as the vehicle is not that old and I have taken it in to Ford dealer for all its maintenance visits, took great care of it. All the oil levels and quality were fine. The mechanic is telling me he cannot figure out what caused the engine to seize like this. As a note, about 2 months ago I needed to have a tensioner replaced that spins and guides the serpentine belt. Could this have anything to do with the engine seizing a few months later perhaps if if was not installed correctly? I am a little bit skeptical because it happens to be the same mechanic that replaced my tensioner that is looking at my engine now, so mabye he wouldnt admit that it was his fault if this is the case. I just dont know what to do about this. Any help you can give me would be great! thanks!

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The problem you describe sounds like an oil pump failure. This would not be related to the serpentine belt, but there should have been an indication on the dash of low oil pressure. I have never seen an oil pump fail after only 5 years, but I don't know how the mechanic could have caused it to fail.

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