veronica wrote: 99 FORD CONTOUR SE 4 CYL TIMING BELT
The timing belt broke and the garage replaced it but didn't put
the main belt back on. They said I have a cracked head and
damaged valves, and they kept hiking up the price to fix it.
A second garage was no help. I drove it home without the
main belt on, but had to drive with both feet.
If the head and valve was messed up would I have been able
to drive it??? It has oil, and it's not smoking. No garage
here will mess with it. What could possibly be wrong?????
What could possibly be wrong is many things, such as a cracked
head and damaged valves. If so, it may have still been driveable
but it would run so badly you would have to drive it with both feet.
If no garage will mess with it, it is because they don't think they
can make a profit on the work at the price you are willing to pay.
If all of the garages are wrong in their diagnoses, you may get
other suggestions here from alt.autos.ford readers, but you will
have to provide more information: Go back to the garage that
replaced the timing belt. Ask what makes them think the
valves are damaged, and what makes them think the head is
cracked. Post their answers here; a reader may provide help.
Wendy & John.