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They did belt-valve timing ($120), tensioner timing (93.18) in parts at the same time (December 2011) Since then they fixed some fuses in the radio and dashboard lights, fixed some wiring issue with the airbag connector, oil change (March 2012), oil change including filter and gasket, (July 2012) and PA state inspection, oil changes, etc in Feb 2013. Car had some white smoke then all lights went on and I was able to pull over. After about 15 minutes, I was able to restart the car and get it into a parking lot about 1 mile away, then the same thing happened (85 degree day, had the air on, turned it off when I saw the smoke) had to tow it to the nearest mechanic, as the dealer who did the rest of the work was 20 miles away.
the current mechanic did not mention anything about having to replace a water pump...how would I know if it failed?
I think I am going to call the dealer and say that the timing belt needs to be replace and ask if at least they can foot the bill to tow the car from the current mechanic to the dealership to look at it....would that seem fair?