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Old 06-18-04, 06:41 PM
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MY problem involves starting car. Car screeched when starting and sometimes would not start. Took it to the dealer and tech stated starter and fan belt need replacement. I dont have the estimate in hand but it relates to something being stripped inside the components of the fan belt wheel? Anyways the estimated involved 9 hours of labor, I think taking it apart to replace the part involves a great deal of work. Can someone tell me what might have went wrong and why this happened when I have only 40k for mileage on car.Thanks
 
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Old 06-18-04, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by PBTroy
I dont have the estimate in hand but it relates to something being stripped inside the components of the fan belt wheel? Anyways the estimated involved 9 hours of labor, I think taking it apart to replace the part involves a great deal of work. Can someone tell me what might have went wrong and why this happened when I have only 40k for mileage on car.Thanks
I can only assume you're talking about the flywheel. That's what the starter drives to turn the engine over, and a bad starter can chew one up very quickly.
 
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thanks for the reply,
 
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Oh yes my mistake the fly wheel ..Not cheap to replace btw
 
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Oh yes my mistake the fly wheel ..Not cheap to replace btw
True, but very avoidable if the bad starter is repaired right away and not driven around until the flyweel is ruined.
 
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A very expensive lesson indeed
 
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