A buddy of mine was finally able to send his car to a garage due to it running rough and shutting off and refusing to turn back on at random over the past year now. The garage reported that the crankshaft was broken (I'm imagining it's warped ever so slightly or something) so the timing was off. I have never heard of anything like that before and all I can find on Google is "how to tell you have a failing crankshaft position sensor." No articles with "timing" and "crankshaft" together, so I wanted to ask if any of you have run into something like this? My other friend and I are sharing the same confusion on how a bad crank could cause a timing issue. We assume the belt is still fine, but for a warp to cause a slip is what we're lost on. I'm guessing it could happen, but how is beyond my knowledge. It runs fine when it runs fine. It will just decide to shut off and not start at times, and the (bad) solution is to just keep turning it until it feels like running. Keep in mind, my friend who's car is in the shop is NOT a car guy. He's just repeating what he was told by the garage and said"I either have to replace the engine, have the engine torn apart completely, or just buy a new car" so I'm taking what he said with a grain of salt.