Dealer replaced old drive belt on 2011 Dodge Durango, changed oil, and advised me of what they implied was a non-urgent oil cooler leak which I had for a while and therefore didn’t want to pay the high price to fix ($1,000 or so, chose to continue to check oil level every now and then instead). An hour after I picked it up, I lost power, steering wheel locked up and smoke was coming from underneath the hood. I noticed that the drive belt they said they replaced had snapped. Towed the Durango back to dealer who told me that the oil cooler leak they warned me about is right above the starter and therefore shorted it out, causing the pully system to lock up and snap the belt. I find this odd since its supposed to be a brand new belt and also the mere coincidence/timing of it happening right after replacement and no time before or into the future. Does this add up?
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