Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
Hi, what model and year vehicle is this? And what did you do to it to need to tighten the crankshaft pulley bolt?
When you crank it does it sound normal or does it sound like it's kind of free wheeling? And how does the pulley look now?
Sounds like timing chain is your issue. They must have forgotten to tighten something, it sounds like the engine is off time or one of the chains is not on one of the sprockets correctly. Don't crank it over anymore and I would get it towed back to the shop that did it.
Well the best thing to do may be to bring it to a different shop and have them just get something in writing to prove your case to the shop that did it. If they didn't torque something correctly it could have backed off after a few weeks and caused this
I think the fact that it was loose or looked crooked was a red flag that there was an issue from what they did, tightening it should not matter if it is lined up correctly
No problem, good luck with everything.
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