Originally Posted by kiaracer
powertrain only covers internal engine and transmission. that bolt is no an internal engine part so i doubt there's anyway you could get it covered. if the timing belt was done at a dealership and you're within 12K miles or 12 months of having the timing belt done, most dealerships cover the parts and labor for under a 12,000 mile/12 month warranty. if you went to joe blow's shop to get it done, good luck getting them to fix it free. whoever did the timing belt or you did it when you replaced the crank sensor, probably overtorqued the bolt and broke it off.
i don't see how they think pulling the engine is necessary when you could leave the engine in and drill and retap the hole with the engine left in it. they're just trying to get more money.
First I agree with much of what you say. And it comes down to the balanceing act of whom is to blame (and going to step up to fix it) for the bolt failure based on the fact that dealer did not do TB work. Could go 50-50 either way Dealer-Indy first tier. Then once again second tier 50-50 Whomever from first tier-Owner.
Now as for the other things you said about 10/100 POWERTRAIN. Here is just what my 2004 KIA MOTORS Warrenty And Consumer Information Manual says about that. These tucked in with the rest of the stuff listed for each one. Bear in mind what you said above about INTERNAL.
ENGINE: Valve cover?,Flywheel?,Oil Pan?,Water Pump?,Engine Mounts?. Really?
TRANSAXLE:First we do not have one of these. But be that as it may. Driveshafts?, Uni-joints?,Front Hubs?,Trans Mounts?. Really?
AXLES:Axle Shafts and C-V Joints (coupleings)? Hubs and Seals?, Wheel bearings?. Really?
TRANSMISSION:Trans Mounts?. Really?
DIFFERENTIALS:Nothing weird here. Other then by Definition the covered F/R Diff Assem includes your EXTERNAL and bolted onto the Pinion, Axle Shaft Flange/yokes. Much like the Harm balancer is bolted to the Crank.
PROPELLER SHAFT:Nothing weird here either. If you call your covered INTERNAL PARTS u-joints. And not your EXTERNAL not covered parts
u-joints. As then the only thing covered would be the solid or hollow shaft parts. And not the connecting u-joints and end flanges/yokes.
He needs to get proactive and fight for this, and not just lay down and roll over play dead right away. I agree drill it and tap it in vech. Or drill it and stud extracter back it out in vech too. No sweat, pulling the eng to pull crank is a joke. "Saw and see you coming". $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ cha-ching
But first no one has asked Skippy yet the one key thing that makes this all go away as moot or able to be followed thru. We will not guess either anymore in here. "ARE YOU THE ONLY AND FIRST OWNER". Dealer to you 5 miles on it? If you are not or it was a DEMO or it was a turn back after delivery with 150 miles or never picked up (delivered on paper,deal fell thru) but TITLED! and resold to you by dealer. Be careful of just what you think you own. And just what you think you have in the way of rights to that 10/100. Hyundai/KIA have different ideas then you might. Dealer might have told you the truth now (not when bought) and it is NOT covered by the 10/100 with 96 on it. But you were maybe not listening well and missed the key point then and or now yesterday. You only had 5/50.