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When he removed the old belt did he check all the pulleys to be sure they turned freely and showed no signs of wear and to locking up?
Okay if the belt broke off with in 5 miles and there are no issues with the pulleys and or the tensioner then in most cases that means that either the belt was just defective or not properly aligned when they installed it. There really is nothing else it could be. He needs to install another new belt and take it for a test drive to be sure this dose not happen again.
I would agree with you one this. If you had no issues with this before the belt was replaced then its is most likely a poor install. I would not let him replace the belt and make sure it hold s and then get out of there as this sure sounds like hes is less then honest and trying to take advantage of you.
From what you telling me this dose sound like there ripping you off. I would insist on a refund and take it to a trusted shop and get a second opinion.
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How long was the car ran once the belt came off?
With no drive belt you would loose power steering as well as the alternator would stop charging. As far as damage there should really not be any damage from loosing the belt.
No none of these parts should have been damage simply by loosing the belt.
Your 2004 Civic has an electronic cooling fan and it not turned by the belt. The water pump is turned by the timing belt and not the drive belt, the drive belt turn the power steering pump and the alternator and a broken drive belt will not damage either.
I do not see how a broken drive belt could lead to needing all this new work since you had no problem before the belt broke. Sounds very fishy to me.
That may very well be a good idea. Something is not right here for sure.
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