If the Check Engine light is on, start by having the diagnostic fault codes read. If it comes up with "Cam and crank sync", first check the timing belt. At one tooth off, the Check Engine light will turn on. At two teeth off, the engine will shut down and typically one ignition coil will fire intermittently. At three teeth off, the open valves will hit the pistons as they coast to a stop. If the belt timing is correct, suspect a sheared-off dowel pin between the camshaft and its sprocket. This applies to the single overhead cam engine, not the dual cam engine.
Sunday, January 30th, 2011 AT 1:09 AM