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Old 04-12-2006, 10:55   #1
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MG TF - 2002 - Engine problems

I don't know if you can help? I brought an 02 MG TF a month ago. It only had 17000 miles on the clock and was fully serviced by the garage that sold it to me. They gave me a years AA warranty and told me that this would cover any problems. Last week driving the car on a normal road the car stopped. I have been told that the fan belt shredded and has affected the cam belt and done a lot of damage and that this will be very expensive to repair. I have now been told that this is not covered by the warranty as the damage was caused by a stone hitting the belt - I can't believe that a stone could cause that much damage - do you know who could provide me with information as to whether this is possible
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sounds suspect.

get a second opinion.
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Thanks so much for coming back to me - sorry but I'm new to this - do you have any ideas who I could go to?
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If the alternator belt snaps then it has been known to knock out the cam belt, you may then need a new engine.

When you say fully serviced, the cam belt should have been changed together with the alternator belt. Was it?

If it wasn't then it should have been and if they were changed then you should be suspicious that the belt has let go so soon after. I can't see how a stone could do this!
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Thanks so much for coming back to me - sorry but I'm new to this - do you have any ideas who I could go to?
Go back to the garage you bought it from and ask then exactly what they have done in the service.
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i think they are trying to get out of it myself you have legal rights easpecially as car only owned 1 month from a dealer peter
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