1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Q&A

1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Question: Does my car have an interference engine or a free wheeling engine that forgives?

My timing belt broke while driving and I put a new one on but still there is no compression but I was told that the engine was free wheeling which means forgiving then $1500 later I was told the engine is interference -
Answer 1
I cant be certain but I think its freewheeling the 3.4l engine has two camshafts if there not aligned properly it will give no compression if its an interference engine then you probably bent some valves -
Comment 1
Thank you for your reply but I have called the dealership and I was told that when this car was made they used a free wheeling engine with 1/2 of these engines and the other half are interference and the difference is some were made with timing chain and some used timing belt the ones with the belt are interference. -
Answer 2
buy a chiltons book and make sure all marks are lined up properly to start with. sounds like your off some teeth on the cam and crank gears -