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I have a 98 dodge caravan with a 3L.. is the motor a non-interference motor or not cause i ws driving down the road the other day at about 100km/h and my timing belt went

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  • smccarthy16 Sep 18, 2008

    i read that the 3L chrysler is a non-interference motor

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The 3.0 liter is a Mitsubishi design and is not a free wheeling engine or a non interference design, this does not mean the valves are bent, install the belt and then check for bent valves.

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