2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Q&A
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Question: Harmonic balance bolt sheered off after cam shaft and crank seals replaced.
wow i was a in the same situation after 11 months of cust driving and approx 12k miles and AAA came in and decided i was responsable and we took care of cust at n/c.they based it on the fact that the bolts was removed for repairs and that i should have repl it at that time if there was reason to.didn't like the outcome but i did work and put it behind me. hope this helps - globalhelper
As global helper has already stated don't take no for an answer. If you have a strong record of service at the dealership , then that is a plus for you. I would imagine their work came with some kind of warranty? 12Mo./12K miles? Also a visual inspection will probably tell you what happened- bolt over-torqued will usually be a 'clean' break and a more sudden oncome of symptoms and failure. The bolt being loose(under-torqued) will most likely be a more gradual degradation and would have had symptoms like vibration, rattling , belt squeel , maybe P/S issues before total failure. Loose condition will also more likely cause more damage to crank end. Either way I hope they take care of it , as globalhelper said , it hurts but IT IS GOOD BUSINESS. ...........IF YA AINT BROKE NUTHIN , YA AINT BEEN WORKING ON 'EM LONG ENOUGH! - ziptie12