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The timing belt on my 86 Civic will not turn, what could be a few causes for this?

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  • kaseyasbury Apr 26, 2010

    I'm pretty sure it's not. It ran good before it was impounded and the towing company pretty much dropped it. I think it may be that the starter is stuck engaged or that something is wrong with the the connection at the cam for the timing belt. The starter sounds like it's running when the key is turned, but their is no visible response from the rest of the engine.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U have it figured out, why ask for help.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    the engine is seized up????

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If engine turns but belt does not the teeth on the belt will probably be stripped at crankshft gear, remove belt to inspect. most likely this will have caused engine damage

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