1994 Plymouth Acclaim
First, I wish to say that I don't know much about cars, and I need this info only so I can give it to my mechanic, who's been pretty good at dealing with my car problems up till this one.
I've had this car about a month, and it's of course secondhand. About a week after I got it, the camshaft broke. It had plenty of oil in it, but I hadn't had time to get an oil change yet. The mechanic put in a used cam shaft. Since that time, I got the oil changed. A few days ago, the cam shaft broke again. Given that the car had plenty of oil both times, and the second time even had new oil, and everything appears to be running fine for the most part, my mechanic, along with mechanically-inclined relatives of mine, is baffled as to what could be causing it to break.
I got to see the first cam shaft, but not the second. It was broken near a large gear-looking part at the end, if I remember right.
Please, if you can, tell me what's causing the cam shaft to break and what I should tell my mechanic so he can fix it.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 AT 10:39 PM