87 CIVIC SI

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  • Pinewoodkb24
  • 1987 HONDA CIVIC
  • 190,000 MILES

Driving home one day going about 30 mph and I notice the car starts hesitating and shaking, so I decide to slow down. Soon as I press down on the clutch it cuts off. It had been stalling like this all week after I put some fuel injector cleaner in it but this time it wont start back up. I pop the hood and notice some smoke not a lot but enough to know somethings wrong. The timing belt is still on and when I try to start the car the crank pulley turns and the timing belt turns the cam gear but the cam itself wont turn.

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Friday, May 10th, 2013 AT 9:04 PM

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  • Tiny
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If the cam gear turns but not the cam then the camshaft may have broken.

You need to remove the valve cover and inspect.

Roy

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013 AT 4:35 AM
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When I looked at the cam it looks fine to my knowledge but the bolt on the cam gear wont stay tight. When we tighten it back up and try to crank it up it just loosens back up.

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013 AT 12:21 PM
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The cam is locked up from lack of lube from either no oil or low oil pressure.

You have to have a shop check this for you and evaluate the damage

Roy

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013 AT 1:47 PM

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