Is the pt cruiser 2.4 engine non turbo, Non-interferance? Timing belt broke on 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Timing belt broke while driving over 50 mph. Not sure if broke any valves. Can't tell until replace belt. Is the 2.4 engine interferance or non interferance? Thanks

by in San Francisco, CA on February 21, 2012
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2 answers
ANSWER by , February 21, 2012
yes damage may occur to valves.
ANSWER by , February 21, 2012
This is an interference engine. Expect valve damages, However , sometimes you get lucky depending which cylinder it stop on and if that piston hits the valves or not..(best thing to do is install belt first and recheck compression) Also, if the engine cranks over repeatedly after stall out , this might bend the valves some more....We offer complete engine repair , can visit us at