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Driving down the road and car cut out now been trying to start it and engine is turning over but not firing. 1598cc petrol. Thanks in advance.
 

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So the engine died as you was driving along the road? Does the engine turn over very fast on the starter? What mileage has the car done? When was cambelt last changed?
 

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Yes engine died as I was driving down the road. Mileage is around 102 - 103,000. Not sure when the cam belt was changed but I will check when I get the paperwork out.
 

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My first suspicions are that the cam belt has snapped. You should be able to unbolt the top of the cover to have a look at the belt and see if its still there or in pieces. Your problem could of course be something else. Was there any warning lights, rough running of the engine or rattly noises? Is the car being recovered by breakdown services?
 
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