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Old 31-08-2020   #1
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2016 Fiat 500 power issue

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We are having an issue with our 2016 Fiat 500. My wife was driving home from work and the check engine light came on. She didn't notice anything major except a loss of power. I drove the car afterwards and there is definitely a lack of response from the throttle. You can get up to highway speed but it is slow getting there. There is no missing, rough sounds, or anything else out of the ordinary.

We took the car to the dealer and they said that the timing belt jumped a tooth. Does this sounds like a logical possibility? I have had engines where the timing has gone off and you can usually get a misfire or rough idling. Anyone had this same experience??

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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Re: 2016 Fiat 500 power issue

How many miles on the car? It IS possible to jump a tooth and this will put the car into limp mode have the timing checked immediately and don't use the car except to the mechanic.
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How many miles on the car? It IS possible to jump a tooth and this will put the car into limp mode have the timing checked immediately and don't use the car except to the mechanic.
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Re: 2016 Fiat 500 power issue

Our car only has about 40,000 miles on it.

I put the car on a trailer and took it to the dealer. I'll just have to bite the bullet and pay them to tear it down. Thanks for the help.

I'll update when I get the news.
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If it's only jumped one tooth, the engine may not have been damaged. If that's the case, all it will need is a new timing belt - no need to tear down the engine. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that this is the case.

Once a new belt has been fitted, a compression test should tell you all you need to know.
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