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2005 Dodge Stratus Question: does this car have an interference engine



, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Jacksonville, FL, October 08, 2010, 09:36

Pep Boys are checking on my car, they say it looks like the timing belt. My car is a 2005 dodge stratus sxt (vin # 1B3EL46X05N538752), I don't know if my car has an interference or non-interference engine, as they are telling me it may cost me over $3,000 to repair.

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    October 08, 2010, 15:12

    If the belt is broken then yes it can cost this much. The 2.4 is an interference engine, it has dual over head cams. You may have to remove the head and repair bent valves

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    , October 08, 2010, 15:29

    thank you!!

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    Visitor, June 10, 2011, 12:04

    My mechanic just replaced the timing belt along with my water pump (internal) which after parts and labor only cost me a little over 800, those people are scamming you....

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