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  •  Most cars warranties are 3-7 year range (2+ / 0-)
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    BlackSheep1, rockhound

    and hell yes, 11 years old is significantly longer than the median.  How many miles is also really important; and the type of driving, and loads make a difference.

    There's a reason why nobody gives warranties that are that long, and that's because at that time many cars start to have really significant problems.

    Check to see if the pulley is properly adjusted, and if there is a tensioner (sometimes called a pretensioner) which should help keep it in place.  That might need replacement.  You might need new motor mounts, which would put seriously added strain on the belts should the engine vibrate excessively.

    •  are you having a fucking problem with (0+ / 1-)
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      Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and suck forever.

      by second gen on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 12:00:44 PM PDT

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      •  No (0+ / 0-)

        A design flaw on a vehicle from one year does not in any way shape or form suggest that the same will transfer to a different year.

        Is your engine the same as the 2008?  

        Now I could be an impolite person and tell you to go fuck yourself with a two-by-four, preferably a splintered one but that wouldn't be useful.  It might help in the long run, but that wouldn't help the problem at hand.

        If this problem happens on a fraction of a percent of the vehicles in service then it should be considered the norm, rather than a serious problem.  Not everything works- cars are astonishingly complex and hardy devices most of the time; it is possible that an engine might fire a spark plug a billion times in its life.  Anyone with a vehicle as old as yours should be expected to have to deal with problems, even if they have similarly occurred with other vehicles of a different year and model.  There's a reason why the bulk of vehicles don't survive into their teens.

        So kindly get a fucking clue, and appreciate that you have to spend some money on maintenance when they go past their original warranty period.  Stop trying to blame them for your being cheap.

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