Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer, My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be assisting you.. Did it just shut off while driving?
And is check engine light on?
no it was turned off. but it has been sputtering on ocassion for awhile now
no check engine light
Ok, have you noticed if it sounds the same as it always has when you try and start it, or does it sound differently?
sounds thre same
Ok, do you have a 8mm wrench or socket?
I don't know your mechanical skills but we are going to see if the timing belt is fine.. Do you know where your Cam sensor is located?
It's on the drivers side of the head.. It has (2) 8mm bolts.. Here is a pic
I'd like for you to remove it
ok, i am sure i can find that but i am not by my car. it is stranded on the side of the road. was hopeing to see if there are a thing or two i can try before i haveto call a tow truck
Ok, I would like for you to remove the sensor and get an assistant to start engine while you watch the cam and see if it turns... You will need to look where you removed the sensor on the head.. If it moves that is good.. If it doesnt move, you have a broke timing belt...Next, take some Brake cleaner/Carb Cleaner... Spray into throttlebody, see if it starts.. And also if you can remove one of the plugs to see if you are getting spark will be helpful..
ok that all sounds good. Lets just say the belts fine and working. If it has spark anything simple i can check for?
Same for if no spark any simple things to chack for?
Well no spark will mean that cam or crank sensor is bad.. We will need to ohm some wires to test..
Check fuses.. Thats all the simple stff
ok, that gives me at least some stuff to try. i will see what i can find with the info you gave . and hope it start otherwise i will just bite the bullet and get it towed.
thanks for the help
You are more than welcome
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