newtotrooper wrote:My Firestone mechanic just called back to say it's an interfence engine. I'm so confused.
johnnie59 wrote:Mediamonkey is correct. You have a non interference engine provided its the original Isuzu engine and not from something else.
Your Firestone mechanic is not properly informed or is planning to charge you for a bunch of work you don't need. (Firestone shops are good for doing that and several have been sued in Florida when caught). Also, if you had them instal a new belt, it may not be starting because the Firestone guy didn't put the new belt in properly. There is a trick to getting it right.
newtotrooper wrote:Thanks guys. We haven't replaced the timing belt. The mechanic is a family friend, he looked it up in the computer at work and came up with the interference motor. He'll be doing the work for me on the side. I'm going to take your word for it though and pray that once we replace the timing belt, tensioner, water pump and the serpentine belt all will be good. Unfortunately, I can't afford to take it to an Isuzu dealer so that will be my last resort. I really appreciate all the helpful information you all have given me though.