My name is Rick and I have a cam failure. My car is a 1997 with only 48K on it. I do have an after market warranty on the car that was bought with the car when new. It expires in November 2002. My cam has not failed completely ... I just have a loud ticking coming from the front bank. The dealer has the car now and they are trying to understand what is wrong with it. They have indicated that cylinder 1 is misfiring and it seems to need a valve adjustment. I know what is wrong THE CAM but I'll let them figure it out. Please post my message so that everyone know that I have the same issue. I live in Augusta GA.