Question Asked: timing belt: is it on the 90,000 mile maint.
March 22, 2010, 10:53 AM
I took my tib in to get the oil changed and included the routine maint. I thought it included adjusting the timing chain/belt. When I picked it up, it made a funny noise, but no one but me heard it. A week later, everyone could hear it, so I took it back, and the timing belt needs replacing, and I'm now told, it wasn't on the routine maintenance list, nobody touched it. I was questioning that maybe they adjusted it in the wrong direction, since now it is loose,because before the maint, there wasn't a problem. I realize we all make mistakes, I just don't think I should have to pay for it. This is going to cost $1100 to replace. So, my question is, is adjusting the timing belt on the scheduled maint. and could they have caused the problem. Thank you!
Car Review: 2004 Hyundai Tiburon
March 25, 2010, 09:00 AM
I think I got the lemon on the lot. I bought it used, and have had it in the shop for major repairs every other month. By major, I mean timing belt and water pump, body control module, besides the usual maint. like new tires (within three months). They charged me high retail, and used alot of double talk. Very disappointed in the dealership, the car, and myself for buying it on an impulse because it was cute. That came with a price, too, my car insurance doubled! It's as much as my payment. Add the repairs, and you get one of the dumbest things I've ever done, was to buy the tiberon.