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Timing Belt went out, replaced per manual directions and car still won't start

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  • krazyd48 Sep 10, 2008

    What kind of problem and how hard and expensive is it to fix

  • krazyd48 Sep 10, 2008

    Would it just be the gasket, i do not know much about cars

  • krazyd48 Sep 10, 2008

    No, didn't know I needed to.


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Most volvos when timing belt breaks it does internal engine damage to the valves. sounds like this maybe your problem.

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  • M Trent Sep 10, 2008

    not sure on cost. have you tried a compression test on the cylinders yet?

  • M Trent Sep 10, 2008

    no not just the gasket but the valves which are in the cylinder head that open and close to allow fuel in or exhaust out. could be as much as $1000 or more to repair. The only way to eleminate this possiblity is to do what we call a cylinder compression test to check for damage to the engine before taking the head off.


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