2003 Eclipse GT Broken Timing Belt=New Engine???
I just had my car towed to PepBoys. They said my timing belt snapped,and I have a leak in my water pump. Okay??? Then they tell me its VERY POSSIBLE that the engine has major internal damage, and a new engine will cost around $4000. I'm not paying that. My question is, how likely is it that I do need a new engine? And, is there a way to tell if the engine is okay without spending $400 on a new timing belt? Couldn't they do a compression test? Or is that after they put on a new belt? I just don't like being lied to. Who does? Does all of this sound legit? Any help, would be appreciated.
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