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I would keep the car there and tell them to fix it as it was not doing any of this before. I am sure they are going to argue that fact but stick to your guns. About the water pump it is just routine maintenance to replace it when doing the belt since it is behind your timing cover. They probably didnt put something back together right. They might have not timed it right when they put it back together. Do you have the codes that are stored if the check engine light is on?
The check engine light is not and has not been on.
Thank you for the info on the water pump, I really don't want to feel "taken"
To date they are willing to work on the car, admit to no culpability (of course) and seem genuine in their desire to get my car back on the road and out of thier bay. However, it seems like they are trying to "check their own spelling" and not doing too well. They have assured me that the timing belt is "right on mark" at this time. However the latest adjustments they did made the car idol so low that it wouldn't start from a cold-start...that's when they attacked the manifold...
I was hoping for some miracle answer, you know "Oh, yeah! That happens with the spyder...just turn the thing-a-ma-jig counter-clock wise while singing the alphabet..."
If you just had the symptoms, without knowing of the repairs, what would you be looking at first?
You are very welcome. I really hope it just ends up being something simple considering the money you jsut spent on the car. Let me know if you need anything else.