Hello! About 5mos. ago,I was driving and my car just quit. The oil light on my dashboard came on and it wouldn't start. It was hard to turn, but we pushed it out of the street. After sitting there for awhile, tried to start the car, but it would only turn over, but will not start. Had someone to look at it, said the coil pack and crankshaft sensor was bad, so had it changed. Still will not start. Checked the fuel pump, relays, bought a new battery, still will not start. Someone else said the timing belt was bad, but the belt I see on the side of the motor is moving. Is that the timing belt? Haven't had a tune up in over a year. Can that be the problem? I don't want to continue to spend money on parts if thats not the problem. Can you please help?!?!
The timing belt is on the inside of the motor block, you will not be able to see this belt conventionally. Typically is due to be replaced at 100k miles, and should be replaced by a professional. If your check engine light is on, it is not recommended to keep driving your vehicle if it seems to run ok. Always have it reviewed by a mechanic to make sure that there is not a serious problem, being made worse by further driving your vehicle.
〉 Answered on Sep 4th, 2012 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions