Close
QUESTIONS

RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: If my timing belt breaks will it destroy my engine? on 2002 Toyota 4Runner

Rookie cbe0621eac06868b3efe0d8d1d3611e23c60d3114864ea2ec19a68cfbd3eebab
If my timing belt breaks will it destroy my engine?
No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Generally, no, but...
It depends on conditions when the belt breaks. What I mean by this is, if the engine was being over-revved at the time the belt broke (say you accidentally downshifted from fifth to second instead of fourth while trying to pass on the freeway) then there is a good chance that you could do valve damage. Otherwise, you are safe.
Didn't find what you were looking for?