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Old 01-24-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Driving home. Exit the highway ran over a wet spot any it died ( may have nothing do with why It died) pulled over out of way turns over but acts like its out of gas. Had it towed home.

Had my wife turn it over while I was checking for anything I could see

She turned it over and it sounded like a bomb went off. After the smoke cleared. The intake was blown off

Any suggestions on next steps to get it going again it was running great

2003 svt 235000 miles


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Old 01-24-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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could be over fueling, put the intake back on, check the plugs and wires and crank it while holding the throttle wide open. Hopefully you're on timing belt #2 at least.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:30 PM   #3
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That happened to me! The explosion may have advanced the timing, it happened to mine, so I'd give a thorough inspection before turning it over.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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how many miles on car
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Sounds like the T-Belt went, which put it out of time, which caused a boom to happen with the intake valves were open?


With that amount of mileage you should be on your 3rd to 4th t-belt change. 60-80k for the SVT regardless of what it says in the manual.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:19 AM   #6
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the belt was changed 80k ago, was the next on the to list
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:20 AM   #7
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Sorry to say, its going to the bone yard
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rip.... but come one, +230k on it? you got your moneys worth!
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:28 AM   #9
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Ken wait talk to your local guys im sure one will buy it. the whole car!
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I want the front bumper and grille!!! lol
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