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Old 23rd January 2007
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Alright I'll make a short story long. I have a '99 9-5 SE V6. About 3 weeks ago my daughter hit an hump in the road and the car bottomed out. Result was a hole in the oil pan, broken torque rod, broken driver's side foglight, and lots of broken plastic shrouding. I replaced the driver's side torque rod, welded the oil pan, and replaced the foglight. Drove the car for about a week and everthing seemed fine. This time my son is driving the car and he says he hears a loud thud followed by loss of power steering and brakes. He pulls over and shuts the engine off. I assumed a broken belt. Upon inspection belt is fine but I found a a broken bracket which ties the driver's side motor mount to the engine block. The crack had seperated about 10mm so the engine had dropped a little. I assume this was damaged by the first accident, just not detected by me at the time. I've replaced the bracket and now the engine turns over fine but won't start. Timing belt looks OK.

Question: Could the timing belt have skipped a tooth when the engine dropped a little? Other than that I have no clue where to start. Any suggestion?

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Keep those darn kids out of the driver's seat.

OK, OK, back to my own forum...
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Keep those darn kids out of the driver's seat.

OK, OK, back to my own forum...
I got them both a new pair of sneakers while I work on the Saab.
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Hey pcdrj, your daughter must have really hit hard. Unlucky.
Have you inspected your fuel line for a possible kink or twist in the line that would restrict the flow? Do you have spark at the plugs?(sorry don't know how to test on a di cassette which i'm assuming you have, but i'm sure someone in this forum can tell you how). Best of luck for an easy and inexpensive solution.
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Hey pcdrj, your daughter must have really hit hard. Unlucky.
Have you inspected your fuel line for a possible kink or twist in the line that would restrict the flow? Do you have spark at the plugs?(sorry don't know how to test on a di cassette which i'm assuming you have, but i'm sure someone in this forum can tell you how). Best of luck for an easy and inexpensive solution.
Yes, a couple of lines popped out of their plastic clips but I didn't find any to be pinched.
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If you have spark and fuel at the injectors, it could be the timing belt, but i would think that unlikely unless the crankshaft pulley hit something causing the belt to skip. The motor probably moved a lot farther when the mount broke then where you found it at rest, althou you stated that your son had to turn off the car when he stopped after the thud. I wonder if the your car went into "limp home mode" and if it did, would this stop the car from being restarted??
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Well it turned out to be the fuel pump this time. Had to bite the bullet and pay the tech.
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