Being as the belt just slipped iff could it have done damage to the valves? How do I ck the car runs great but wonder what damage could have been done...really need advise they say its an interferance motor..not really sure what step to take next..
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Answer #1Greg's Orange Auto (14613 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper August 05, 2014, 05:56Master
very poss bent valves and even poss piston damage.pull head and insp
Answer #2pushrod August 05, 2014, 06:00Master
Get some hands-on help on this one!... It would have been better if the belt had simply broken. Can install timing components and start engine to see how it runs!
Answer #3joelburke26 from Joels Auto Service, August 05, 2014, 10:14Master
the 2.0 is non interference unless its a diesel or probe.
Replypushrod, August 05, 2014, 15:42Master
Well that's what I thought... Until I looked @ the application guide from NAPA!
Replydave78, August 06, 2014, 02:08Rookie
I went n bought the timing kit gonna try my hand.fingers crossed
Replypushrod, August 06, 2014, 02:48Master
Go for it!! You may find some helpful video on YouTube for gear alignment. I have installed these belts on this engine before with no problem after the old one broke... Keep in mind that ANY engine can be an interference application under the right conditions!! .. Good luck with it!!!
Replydave78, August 06, 2014, 02:51Rookie
I appericate the help I love my car n to me its worth fixing ..will let u know how it goes..
Replypushrod, August 06, 2014, 02:59Master
They ALL worth fixing... Too many in the bone yard now...IMO!...but that's what I do so, may be wrong... I'm sure you got the component kit...right? IF you need more help... Post back and someone will oblige...
Replydave78, August 06, 2014, 03:02Rookie
Yea the whole kit ..its only got 100000 on it n is in great shape.
Replypushrod, August 06, 2014, 03:03Master