1995 Honda Civic driveing at 60 then engine just quit

Tiny
RYAN GENTRY
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  • 1995 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 136,875 MILES
I was driveing home at 60 mph, the car engine just like quit all of a sudden. Tryed to bump start it wouldent just rolled like no comprestion. Tryed to start, starter worked didnt fire up.
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Sunday, June 28th, 2009 AT 10:13 AM

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Tiny
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Sounds like timing belt broke. DO NOT TURN OVER ANY MORE W/KEY ! DO NOT ATTEMT TO PUSH START ! Disconnect NEG. Batt. Cable from battery. Remove distributer cap, remove wheel on side that the front. Of motor faces, use a 19 mm socket 1/2 inch w/8 to 10 inch ext & ratchet. Have someone assist you while you turn motor over, see if rotor turns inside ditributer. If it does not turn, timing belt is broken. I think that year still has Distributer, if not, you take off Valve Cover, turn Crankshaft w/your ratchet, & see if Camshaft turns. The T-Belt can be on Camshaft & appear o.K. & Still be broken. There are "Interference" & "Non-Interference" motors. I'm not sure what yours is, call a Honda Dealer & see if they can tell you. I'm sure you may find info online, I not sure how. If it is
"Interference" motor, you may have bent the valves in Cylender Head try'n to start it. Call a couple Dealers, a Dis-honest company will tell you "Interference", take your car in & charge you for a valve job that does not get done cause was not needed. But you pay for the job. Free Money for them. I don't want to make you paranoid, but unfortunately, these places exist. I would like to know how you progress, please feel free to e-mail me. If you take car to a repair shop or Dealer, you have the right to ask them to show you & explain to you their DIAGNOSIS. You have the right to keep old parts unless it's "Warranty" ALWAYS ASK FOR OLD PARTS. If Cylender Head is removed, make sure it is sent out to be "MACHINED" TO RENEW SURFACE & ASK WHERE IT WAS SENT & A COPY OF THE REPAIR. Good Luck. Sorry I could not explain w/out writing book !
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