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Coming home one night and the car just stopped totally

Battery is fine, cleaned the spark plugs thinking maby the timing?

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  • silver top May 11, 2010

    does engine turn over quickly ? as if no compression ? the fact you say engine stopped suddenly and make no attempt to start ? may i suggest you check the possibility of the cam belt has snapped? if yo turn engine over and have an assistant check to see if cam is also rotating ? or simply remove oil filler cap and see if cam is rotating ? if not then cambel has gone NOW ? these engines are considered to be safe in the uk that is to say pistons do not contact valve so a new belt kit will remedy but as for your engine ?? you do not say type/ cc/ or milage i wish you luck in whatever you discover come back with any more info / advise if needed?

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Is it geting gas check fuel pressure and see if it has fire to the plugs if its the timing it will sound funny when you turn the car over to crank i hope this will help you

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