Did my car just kill itself?
Driving on the interstate yesterday, bout 75mph and felt a "pop" in the engine. Throttle wouldnt do anything and the car began slowing. This threw a check engine light immediately. As I was slowing down, the engine died.
After I got back to the car with a truck and trailer, tried starting again and the starter sounds like its running very quickly but getting very little resistance. Then it had a loud bang and there was a fire on the backside of the engine. Put out the fire quickly, I'm guessing it somehow backfired up into the intake.
It had been having fuel leaking issues somewhere on the backside, hence why there was a fire.
I'm wondering if the engine dying is related to a broken timing belt though, it seems to fit the symptoms.
P1684 - irrelevant
P0340 - Camshaft position sensor circuit
P1294 - Target idle not reached
P1299-VACUUM LEAK DETECTED (IAC FULLY SEATED
So did my timing belt just snap and let my pistons kiss my valves?
Oh and the car is a 1999 ES 3.2L with 156000 miles, I got it at 107000 miles, never did a timing belt on it, not sure if previous owner did.