Dazed and Confused
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Re: Water pump pulley broken - please help
Good luck, it's difficult to prove that the damage existed before, unless it was pointed out and documented with your original repair. My suggestion is try and find a reputable, independent repair shop and avoid national chains. Sorry to insult anyone out there who may work for them, but they've gotten their reputation for a reason.
I would point out in your defense, though, that it's difficult to break just a pulley without collateral damage, but I'd recommend having all the idlers and pulleys checked as well.
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