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It stopped working while I was driving. When I turned it off and then tried to turn it back on it will turn but not turn over. Still has power and what not. The tow truck driver guessed that it may have something to do with the distributor.

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It sounds like you have broken your timing belt. Remove the plastic cover on the end of the head and see if it is still wrapped around the cam sprocket on the end of the motor. If this is the case consider replacing the belt tensioner when you replace the belt. This should keep you from having to do the job twice. You are fortunate that breaking the belt on your model should NOT bend the valves.

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

  • allisonmay82 Mar 31, 2011

    Thank you for responding. The belt seems to be in place just fine.

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