will not start on 1998 Plymouth Neon

my son sad that he heard a noise in the engine and it cut off and would not started it is getting gas and spark but will not start can not get it

by in Eutaw, AL on January 17, 2011
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1 answer
ANSWER by , January 21, 2011
I do not have much to go on, however It is possible that your timing belt has broken or jumped the sprocket and the noise heard is the valve train hitting the pistons. The engine does not have provisions for a free wheeling valve train.