Question about 1991 Honda Civic
I have a 1991 honda civic hatchback 1.5 engine that stopped running suddenly. The camshaft sprocket sheared from the camshaft and the camshaft nolonger turns (obviously). My questions are: 1. Is there any way the valves are not bent? 2. What could have caused this? The timing belt looks good and the previous owner was a mechanic who changed the belt himself. Any ideas??
One psooibility to this is that there was insufficient oil going to the cam bearings and the camshaft seized. The oil galleries in the head could be plugged therefore not supplying oil to the cam bearings.
There is a posibility that the valves are not bent but you would have to check them carefully. that could be checked out when thw head is machined because if the cam seized you'll have to take the head off and have it serviced.( cam bearing seats machined and oil galleries cleared. Hope this helps you out
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 06, 2015 | 2010 Volkswagen Polo 1.4
May 24, 2014 | 1993 Honda Civic 4 Door
Aug 01, 2012 | 1991 Honda Civic
Feb 27, 2011 | 1992 Honda Accord
Feb 12, 2011 | 1991 Chevrolet Lumina
Sep 19, 2010 | 1991 Honda Civic
If any binding is felt when adjusting the timing belt tension by turning the crankshaft, STOP turning the engine, because the pistons may be hitting the valves.
Never allow antifreeze, oil or solvents to come into with a timing belt. If this occurs immediately wash the solution from the timing belt. Also, never excessive bend or twist the timing belt; this can damage the belt so that its lifetime is severely shortened.
Sep 15, 2010 | 1999 Honda CR-V
189 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: