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I have. There were extenuating circumstances, tho - the S belt tensioner on my "beast" snapped free whilst I was driving home from work one day, taking out the starter flywheel, the fan (no belt, it was just a-laying in the engine compartment), a few other things the car's computer (? I'm not entirely sure why, actually, but the radio, A-C and windshield wipers croaked too) decided were no longer important enough to run, and killing the power steering. I managed to get 2-3 of the way home before I pulled over and parked it, worried that the engine was over-heating and damage was being done.
Despite the intact and undamaged belt, the car dealership marked the repair as due to a broken belt and therefore not under warranty. After much fighting, I was still out the repair cost plus the phone bills and aggravation factors. I no longer frequent that dealership.
The beast was a '96 Grand Caravan, an otherwise well-behaved machine.
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Colonel Forbin" wrote... I have to agree with the Colonel here. Back in my youth, my banking career included a stint "floor planning" cars (new and used) for dealers. Seeing the car business from the...
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