I was driving along the highway and my car just stopped i saw the timing belt was broke so i replaced it, that was 3 weeks ago, now the car has done the same thing but the belt IS NOT broke, what is it now???
If you just replaced the timing belt ... you have to rebuild the top of the motor. I have had 4 timing belts snap or 4 different cars. every time... new valves new lifters and had to polish piston tops and heads. cant just put new belt and go ... sometimes it works for a while but it will destroy itself.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Looks like the timing belt broke. It also drives the water pump which I'm sure is what took out the timing belt. That has a interference engine so you may need a valve job if it slammed the valves. 50 50 chance its all done unfortunately....
I had this problem on my 02 s60 after messing with the battery. The problem is that the computer is stupid and "forgets" how to manage the car if it completely loses power.
To retrain it you basically just drive the car. I've seen several sets of instructions but here's what works for me:
1. Start the car and let it idle until warmed up. 2. Using moderate throttle (don't floor it) get the car up to highway speeds. 3. Slow down to a complete stop. 4. Repeat 2-3 a few times if you're so inclined. 5. Done!
Skipping the highway part will work too, however, I've heard it can take much longer to retrain the computer (weeks to months depending on driving habits.)
If you haven't had the timing belt done, there is a good chance that the timing belt broke. It is due to be replaced every 90,000 miles along with the water pump. You have an interference engine which means that if the timing belt fails, the valves will hit pistons likely cause damage to the engine. Best case, you get away with having the timing belt replaced. Worst case, you will need an engine.
Certain brands (cheapo) of serpentine belt will do this. It is because the new belt is thinner than the old belt. This causes reduced spring tension by the belt tensioning device. Other possible problems are a bad belt tensioner, driving through deep water and getting the belt wet while driving or a defective crankshaft harmonic balancer assembly. I HATE Dayco brand belts, because they do this a lot. I would have the shop inspect the parts mentioned above. If they are OK, tell them you want a new belt (for free). Charlie
i would check your ignition system. you would need a meter for this but look for broke or loose connections. if it was a fuel problem i dont think it would just start up after 20 minutes. or you might try your ignition switch. if its shorting or something then ya well it would cut your engine off real quick