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Overheating problem?fan belt snapped...helppp.


Hello, i have a ford fiesta 93 LX ,and i was driving yesterday to pick
my girlfriend from the airport. .. i was going quite fast about 90 mph
for an old car like this ..Suddenly the battery indicator flashed .. i

was in the middle of nowhere so i thought that if i continue driving,
the only thing that it might happen is that the car will die because it

will be out of battery ..and i have better changes to fix it if i can
get to a garage or in the next exit .instead of stopping in the highway

..
After going for about 4 miles i realized that heating stopped coming
from the car and when i was accelerating i could hear a noise from the
engine like something is happening inside .. i continued for about 12
miles and then the noise became extreme and then smoke start coming out

from the car and then i stopped...
I was waited for the AA guy for about an hour and he said that he cant
repair it ..and he thinks that the fan belt snapped and also that the

battery cannot be charged or something.
Before he comes i tried to start the car just to see if i could and
the oil and battery indicator were on and there was a weird sound but
the car wouldn't start .. i have the car outside a garage and i am
going there tomorrow to ask them ..how much will be to repair it and
what is the problem ..
what do u people think that it might have happened?
any ideas how much will it cost to be fixed approximately?
is it possible that i caused permanent engine failure???


I learned to stop when the first warning appears..i just hope that the

car will work again..


Thanks Ivan
 
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> Overheating problem?fan belt snapped...helppp.
>
>
> Hello, i have a ford fiesta 93 LX ,and i was driving yesterday to pick
> my girlfriend from the airport. .. i was going quite fast about 90 mph
> for an old car like this ..Suddenly the battery indicator flashed .. i
>
> was in the middle of nowhere so i thought that if i continue driving,
> the only thing that it might happen is that the car will die because it
>
> will be out of battery ..and i have better changes to fix it if i can
> get to a garage or in the next exit .instead of stopping in the highway
>
> .
> After going for about 4 miles i realized that heating stopped coming
> from the car and when i was accelerating i could hear a noise from the
> engine like something is happening inside .. i continued for about 12
> miles and then the noise became extreme and then smoke start coming out
>
> from the car and then i stopped...
> I was waited for the AA guy for about an hour and he said that he cant
> repair it ..and he thinks that the fan belt snapped and also that the
>
> battery cannot be charged or something.
> Before he comes i tried to start the car just to see if i could and
> the oil and battery indicator were on and there was a weird sound but
> the car wouldn't start .. i have the car outside a garage and i am
> going there tomorrow to ask them ..how much will be to repair it and
> what is the problem ..
> what do u people think that it might have happened?
> any ideas how much will it cost to be fixed approximately?
> is it possible that i caused permanent engine failure???
>
>
> I learned to stop when the first warning appears..i just hope that the
>
> car will work again..
>
>
> Thanks Ivan
>


Sounds like you fried your engine.
...
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> what do u people think that it might have happened?
> any ideas how much will it cost to be fixed approximately?
> is it possible that i caused permanent engine failure???
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> I learned to stop when the first warning appears..i just hope that the
>
> car will work again..



I think you learned a valuable lesson. The belt snapped right THEN
because you were doing 90.

If you had driven it at 60, you might even have made it back home...

BUT

It didnt snap because you were doing 90... it was because you dont know how
to service your car. That belt wasnt perfectly fine one minute, then break
the next.

Though it IS possible that either your water pump or alternator failed and
caused it..

No way of knowing what it will cost. My bet is more , much more than the
car is worth.

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Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
 
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I left the car to a ford dealer to be repaired and they called me today
and they told me that it didnt have no oil (oil indicator didnt alert
me :-( ) no water and that the fan belt snapped..they changed the fan
belt and they replaced the oil but they told me ,that the car needs new
engine there is a leak of oil from the excaust ???
So there is no point for me to repair it i guess :-( /

Now probably i will sell it for parts or scrap it ..thanks everyone
that replied .

Ivan
 
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