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My 1985 honda civic 4d just turned off on me on the freeway. i opened casing for timing belt to check it. not broken or stretched. has juice and wants to start. timing belt and pullys are turning when trying to start but the bolt connecting pully washer and camshaft not turning over. is there a locking pin behind that bolt or is my cam busted somewhere?

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You have answered your own question ,camshaft broke

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