Question about 1992 Daihatsu Charade

2 Answers

Broken camshaft and drained coolant

I got my Daihatsu Applause 1994 serviced two days ago; changed battery, timing belts, fixed an oil leak. After driving 3 km the car stalled and I found the collant drained completely. There was no spark when iginition was turned on. Replacing the distributer and coil did not help.

My mechanic investigated for two days and says the camshaft is broken into two and he says this is possible for an old car.

Is this credible? or could this happen because of mrchanic error during service?

Posted by on

  • Greg Wilkins
    Greg Wilkins May 11, 2010

    Its the mechanic error he should of been a lot more careful.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    u did something wrong when u did the timing belt, when they (the timing belt)come off the valves hit the pistons and that sudden load snapped the cam, u will also find the cylinder head is ruined.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Sue the mechanic if he doesnt fix it all since it is his fault. There i no way that this could have happened without him screwing up the installation of your new timing belt. Wouldn't be surprised if he used the wrong damn timing belt since they are actually hard to find for these models. These guys are a shady bunch especially when dealing with a vehicle as rare as a daihatsu. Dont put it past them to drain your radiator either, or at least leave the draincock cracked. Just to prove my point i drove from Sacramento, CA to Las Vegas, NV & back To Seattle, WA with a leaking radiator after my ******* friend who was driving while i slept let it overheat, READ: BONE DRY, burning a hole through my piston head by melting a brand new platinum spark plug, losing all compression in that cylinder mind you. And all it did was slow it down. This is not a "build up" incident. Rather somebody really screwed up the proper timing of your engine. There is no way that an engine as weak, no offense, as this snapped a camshaft on its own without some ******* helping it along. But i doubt it is snapped anyway. If anything your valves and rocker arms are all jammed and your head is warped. But what the hell, that pretty much warrants an entire rebuild if you ask me since this situation will more than likely cause further problems if not more of the same from dealing with these obviously inept "mechanics". My advice is to sit on the car & pursue legal action. It isnt necasarily an easy pursuit but these guys are liable you just need to prove it & with the help of a good reputable third party mechanic to state on the record what he finds it should be fairly simple to get a judgement from this. If at the very least it should get the mechanic who caused this to fix the problem entirely or better yet to pay someone "better qualified" to do it right. In the meantime get something else to drive as the cost just makes it not worth it to perform these repairs you now need. And if you happened to pay by check, I would put a stop payment on the check ASAP so that you are'nt assed out of your hard earned money in the meantime. Anyway, good luck to you & God bless.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 180 Answers

This is common, no coolant will cause a cyld. head to warp causing which will break camshaft,but where did coolant go?

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Handle part for daihatsu applause


Why not admit defeat and scrap her then?

Dec 19, 2012 | 1993 Daihatsu Applause

1 Answer

Where is the thermostat located in a 1994 daihatsu applause


Ask any mechanic that works on foreign car.or call the Daihatsu dealer.

Mar 25, 2012 | 1993 Daihatsu Applause

1 Answer

I have a 1994 Ford Ranger 2.3L with a broken timing belt and need to know the timing piont for the oil pump gear.


2.3L engine only has an internal oil pump, inside oil pan, driven by camshaft, no sprocket for oil timing belt, only timing mark for crankshaft and camshaft gear's, timing belt tensioner and auxiliary gear's no timing marks.Hope this was very helpful.

8e23d02.gif

Aug 19, 2010 | 1994 Ford Ranger Supercab

1 Answer

1991 Daihatsu Applause, 1,6 lt 16 valve carburated engine.oil in coolent, no overheating.


head gasket ,sorry ,its leaking through the feed to the valve gear in the head gasket .easy to change though on these cars just make sure the parts are available as i cannot get any spares here in spain for this make of vehicle

Jun 26, 2010 | 1992 Daihatsu Charade

1 Answer

Im trying to locate my water pump on my 1995 Acura Legend where is it


6a3aa96.jpg

Fig. 1: Water pump mounting and bolt torque specifications-3.5L engine shown


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
The radio may have a coded theft protection circuit. Make sure you have the code before disconnecting the battery, removing the radio fuse, or removing the radio.
1.8L Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If applicable, remove the front under panel.
  3. Gradually release the system pressure by slowly and carefully removing the radiator cap. Be sure to protect your hands with gloves or a shop rag.
  4. Drain the engine coolant into a sealable container.
  5. Remove the timing belt from the engine.
  6. Remove the camshaft pulleys and remove the back cover.
  7. Unfasten the five water pump mounting bolts, then remove the water pump.
  8. Remove and discard the old O-ring.
  9. Remove the dowel pins from the oil water pump.
  10. Clean the O-ring groove and the water pump mounting surface on the engine.

To install:
  1. Install the dowel pins to the new water pump.
  2. Position a new O-ring to the new water pump, Apply a small amount of sealant to the O-ring to hold it in position.
  3. Place the new water pump on the engine and install the mounting bolts. Tighten the mounting bolts to 104 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Install the back cover and the camshaft pulleys.
  5. Install the timing belt.
  6. Fill the engine with coolant and bleed the air from the cooling system.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  8. Run the engine and check for cooling system leaks.

2.2L, 2.3L, 2.5L, 3.0L, 3.2L and 3.5L Engines
Perform this service operation with the engine cold.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the front splash panel and release the system pressure by slowly removing the radiator cap.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove the timing belt. Inspect the timing belt for any signs of damage or oil and coolant contamination. Replace the timing belt if there is any doubt about its condition.
  5. On 1996-97 3.2 TL and 1996-00 3.5 RL models, remove the left camshaft pulley and back cover.
  6. On 1997-00 3.0 CL models and 1999-00 3.2 TL models, remove the timing belt tensioner.
  7. Remove the water pump bolts. Then, remove the water pump and sprocket assembly from the engine block. Remove the O-rings from the water passage.

To install:
  1. Before installation, be sure all gasket and O-ring groove surfaces are clean.
  2. Install the water pump with a new O-ring. Use new bolts and tighten the 6mm mounting bolts evenly to 104 inch lbs. (12 Nm) and the 8mm bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  3. If removed, install the timing belt rear cover and camshaft pulley.
  4. If removed, install the timing belt tensioner.
  5. Install the timing belt and timing belt covers.
  6. Install and adjust the tension of the accessory drive belts.
  7. Close the cooling system drain plug. Refill and bleed the cooling system.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.
  9. Start the engine, allow it to reach normal operating temperature, check for leaks, and top off as necessary.
  10. Enter the radio security code.

Hope this helps (remember comment and rated this).

Jun 21, 2010 | 1995 Acura Legend

3 Answers

Daihatsu applause intermittent engine problem


hey mate i have the same problem with my applause if u have found a reason for it i would love to hear it thx

Jun 25, 2009 | 1991 Daihatsu Charade

1 Answer

1994 daihatsu Applause handbrake light wont go off!


check your brake fluid level i had same problem on a different car with handbrake light staying on and when i checked brake fluid it was on minimum light went back to normal after topping up fluid in the reservoir check the fluid "DOT" rating before buying this should be on the cap (ie DOT 4 fluid only)

May 28, 2009 | 1992 Daihatsu Charade

1 Answer

How much Oil and what type and how to drain


hello, oil capacity 3.5 ltrs. oil type for cold climate:5W/30;moderate climate: 10W/30 and hot climate: 20W/50.engine oil classification: API/ACEA: SG/A2-96. there is a drain plug/bolt underneath the engine. you might see it if you raise the vehicle  to an appropriate hight for you. caution, make sure you brace the vehicle. put necessary wheel brace in front and rear of the wheels to keep the car from sliding and to prevent you from being squished from underneath the car.

Apr 16, 2009 | Daihatsu Charade Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
1992 Daihatsu Charade Logo

151 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Daihatsu Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61249 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Daihatsu Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...