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Old 16 Jun 2009, 07:30 pm
ego957 ego957 is offline
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Default Re: Pt shut off while driving!

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Originally Posted by CREWZIN View Post
Don't think the overheating has anything to do with it but that's just a guess.

Have you had any work done recently, like a timing belt? The code could be that your belt has snapped. If it is, sorry, there's no easy and cheap fix. It's about 5-7 hours of labor plus you should also change the water pump, tensioner, drive belt and alternator belt as they are all in the same area and all probably have the same mileage. We're talking here somewhere in the range of $800 to $1200 depending who you get to fix it and the price of the parts.

The "car abruptly shut off and the check engine and oil light came on" is a sure sign of a major failure like the timing belt. The really bad news (as if just the belt isn't enough) is that there could be internal damage to the engine. Thankfully, I've only heard of 1 other person that needed internal work done after the belt broke while driving.
the only thing i had replaced was the thermostat and radiator cap. ran fine until yesterday. is there anyway i can telll if its the timing belt myself, or do i have to take it in to a shop?

Last edited by ego957; 16 Jun 2009 at 07:33 pm.
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