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For a friend that has A T-100 in AR. Not one of mine. Mine are all doing fine!

He was city driving when the belt broke. Took it to a shop (not certified). They replaced the timing belt and checked the motor out. No rod problems and no damage elsewhere. However the mechanic is telling my friend the injectors don't seem to be working? I told him what I thought... Looking for input from the T-100 community please!

He has a 1997 3.4
 

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For a friend that has A T-100 in AR. Not one of mine. Mine are all doing fine!

He was city driving when the belt broke. Took it to a shop (not certified). They replaced the timing belt and checked the motor out. No rod problems and no damage elsewhere. However the mechanic is telling my friend the injectors don't seem to be working? I told him what I thought... Looking for input from the T-100 community please!

He has a 1997 3.4
Sounds like the cams weren't aligned properly since it was running prior to the belt breaking. Sounds like the shop is trying to dodge any responsibility. Any word on codes? If your friend isn't mechanical I'd recommend having the truck taken to another shop.
 

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Agree'd. Best thing to do if he is already invested in that shop though is to go there, armed with service manual and fresh t-belt DIY threads in his mind/linked on phone, and go directly to tech and go over the process with him and verify what he did/didn't do. Make sure all timing marks are aligned properly and all fuel/ignition related components (to include maf) are hooked back up properly.

Truck was running perfect prior to timing belt snap? Was truck maintained? I've put 190k on a 5VZFE t-belt and it looked worn but no where near snapping.
 

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Agree'd. Best thing to do if he is already invested in that shop though is to go there, armed with service manual and fresh t-belt DIY threads in his mind/linked on phone, and go directly to tech and go over the process with him and verify what he did/didn't do. Make sure all timing marks are aligned properly and all fuel/ignition related components (to include maf) are hooked back up properly.

Truck was running perfect prior to timing belt snap? Was truck maintained? I've put 190k on a 5VZFE t-belt and it looked worn but no where near snapping.
X2, Unfortunately this situation could go either way but going in educated and having a plan in advanced while not becoming confrontational with the shop until it goes south and then it's time to remove your truck to protect it, if need be let small claims court resolve the money issues. Always take a buddy with you to witness the conversation too. Sad to say this stuff happens way to often.
 

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Yep. I asked him if he had confidence in the shop. He said he did. I suggested he have them rule out the simple stuff first and start with the fuse block. They checked all the fuses and then pulled the EFI relay and noticed it was dirty/corroded. They told him they cleaned it and re-installed and the truck fired right up. What do you guys think about that?
 

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Yep. I asked him if he had confidence in the shop. He said he did. I suggested he have them rule out the simple stuff first and start with the fuse block. They checked all the fuses and then pulled the EFI relay and noticed it was dirty/corroded. They told him they cleaned it and re-installed and the truck fired right up. What do you guys think about that?
Well i guess it's a moot point since the trucks back up and running. But my guess it was dirty when the truck was running prior to the belt breaking. I can't imagine the ECU re-mapped itself trying to correct belt failure.
Regardless the trucks running so all is good!
 

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At least the shop was honest about it, kept the owner in the loop, and learned something in the process. Glad it turned out good fer him. Point him towards this forum...if you don't mind. ;)
 
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