Best Answer

The engine can be rebuilt, but you will obviously need a new crankshaft. Also, make sure that when you take the block to a machine shop, that they will align bore it. That's where they remove a small amount of material from the main-bearing mating surfaces and use a special boring rod to put the main's back into perfect alignment. If your crankshaft broke it's certainly possible that there was some damage to the alignment. If you have someone do it for you, make certain that they send it to an experienced machine shop. Too many shadetree mechanics don't have a clue about properly rebuilding an engine. Another possibility would be to get a "crate" engine from the dealership or some reputable specialists. Be careful when dealing with some of the discount auto parts houses. They'll sell "remanufactured" engines that have used parts, such as oil pumps or pistons. Read the labels and make certain that they at least CLAIM to use new parts and bore cylinders and recondition both big and little ends of the rods. Also you want NEW crankshaft and lifters. If youre asking what caused the broken crankshaft, there doesn't seem to be much of a specific cause. It's usually just time and a crankshaft that might have had a minor imperfection at manufacture. It is quite rare, but it happens. It would be difficult to force a crankshaft to break unless it were running high rpm and out of oil... but that would cause quite a bit of other damage as well.

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2006-04-18 10:47:35
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


21 cards

Im with someone in the army and we want to get married asap but would he get into trouble he is 21 and im 16

What does teachorous mean

What is the first aid treatment for arterial bleeding

What is the difference between an intentional and unintentional injury

See all cards
110 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What happens to a car that has a broken crankshaft?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What happens it the crankshaft turns without the cams turning on a kia Rio?

Broken timing belt?

What are the symptoms of a broken crankshaft?

its not straight

What happens when a crankshaft sensor fails?

I think your car can just cut off the engine at any point given

What happens when the crankshaft position sensor on a 93 Ford Taurus sho goes bad?

car will not start up

What happens when your car gets broken in two?

it is broken and somebody needs to fix it fast and it is also cut in half

What is wrong when you experience a loud bang when trying to start your car then you get a few ticks from the starter and finally silence?

broken crankshaft or connecting rod

What happens if a car runs over your foot?

pain and a few broken bones

Have a tooth broken off of crankshaft sprocket Will that prevent engine from starting?

The Timing chain may or may not slip with a missing tooth on the crankshaft. But i think the car would probably run. May be pretty noisy too.

What happens to a van that has a broken crankshaft?

depends, could need a whole new engine block. if it still cranks over some pistons won't be turning.

Can a crankshaft sensor cause your car to over heat?

No, a bad crankshaft sensor would cause the car not to start and run.

What happens if a lugnut stem is broken on your car?

if only one is broken,and others are tight, you can safely drive to get it is not a big or expensive rpair

What happens if you don't repair the car with the insurance reimbursement?

Nothing, you have extra money and a broken vehicle.

People also asked