Q: car was bought o. Friday wouldn't start saturday

asked by on February 07, 2017

My son bought car Friday evening it was jumping on way home and cutting off Saturday it wouldn't start so we tried a few times to start it with no success It was towed back to garage .My son rang garage today and their blaming him they said he broke cam shaft from trying to start it so much is this teue

Car is not starting Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hi there. If the camshaft is broken, it is very unlikely that it was caused by your son from trying to start it too much. The starter engages the ring gear on the flywheel which is bolted to the crankshaft, not the camshaft. If the camshaft is broken, it was most likely due to a fault within the engine. Is the camshaft broken? Always ask to see the failed part with an explanation as to why and how it failed. Ask until you understand what is occurring and feel confident about the situation. Your Mechanic has several technicians that can assist you with a no start inspection.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

Im trying to. Find someone in san antonio who carries a gasket of a. 08 kia..and there is absaluetly no one..where can i go ..i do

Unfortunately, we cannot speak for auto part suppliers so I can only make suggestions. If this gasket you are looking for is not a commonly replaced item, that may be the reason your search is so difficult. Most suppliers will...

What materials do you need to do an oil and oil filter change?

In order of importance, you need safety glasses, nitrile gloves (or like gloves that will effectively keep used oil off your skin), a low capacity torque wrench (to re-tighten the drain plug typically to 18 ft. lbs., but see your...

Wondering if fuel injector(s) is/are going bad

Although faulty fuel injectors could cause the issue you are describing, the symptoms associated with the diagnostic trouble code you found, namely P0344 are consistent with the symptoms that you are reporting. Consequently, you are better off resolving the fault(s)...

The price to repair front wheel Barron's

Hi...this services is available for your vehicle on a mobile (at your location) basis. To obtain an exact quote for wheel bearing replacement, please click on "Get a Quote" at YourMechanic's wheel bearing replacement service page. The quote will be...

Car won't start, but not battery

An engine that cranks normally but doesn't start is lacking fuel, spark, or both. Fuel delivery can be determined by checking fuel pressure, and injector pulse. Spark can be determined using an inline spark tester. Checking for any stored diagnostic...

Ran car with no oil, car stopped on hwy what to do now?

Hello There, Unfortunately, it sounds like your car may have had some catastrophic damage due to running it without any oil. Depending on how long and how low the oil levels were when you drove it prior to it shutting...

2011 Nissan will not crank and the battery goes dead after one year.

Hi there. The battery is the remote key fob will only last about 8 years. Since it is now 2017, the battery is now 8 years old and could have lost its charge. The chip in the key tells the...

I have a 2002 pontiac Grand Prix gt. My engine light is on and my fuel gauge always reads empty. Any idea why?

Claimed by Jeff Engstrom

What power steering fluid should I use in my 1998 Toyota Camry

Hello. The power steering fluid that is recommended for your vehicle is either Dexron II or Dexron III. Either will be fine for this system. If you need some help servicing it, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come...

Related articles

Symptoms of Bad or Failing Oil Cooler Lines
Common signs include low oil levels, crimps or bends in the hose, and oil puddles under the car.
What Does the Parking Assist Indicator Light Mean?
A parking assist system helps your car park when it may be tricky to do so. If the light is flashing, dirt may be blocking the sensors from working.
How to Become a Certified Mobile Vehicle Inspector (State Car Inspector Certified) in Colorado
Automotive technician jobs include mobile vehicle inspectors. Learn how to do car checks in Colorado through the Department of Public Health.