I have an 03 lancer which stalled on my way home and won't start. I hear something spinning when I attempt to start it, but it doesn't sound like it normally would. Almost as if something is spinning and not catching. I looked under the hood while someone tried to start it and saw the alternator belt moving. I took the cover for the timing belt off and had them try to start it again, but that wasn't moving. The belt looks ok from the top half but I can't see the bottom half because of the bottom cover.
- Is my engine toast due to the amount of times I tried to start it while the timing belt wasn't moving?
- My car is putting out a code for the cam shaft position sensor. Is that confirming my engine is done for?
- This is the only car I ever owned. I was thinking of getting a truck, but would like to find out if its worth fixing this car and selling it, or just selling it as is (if the engine is bad)?