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Timming belt broke

My timing belt broke and I am not sure about the timing mark on both the cam and the crank or is there any marks at all I am not sure I haven't had it apart yet.

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    Thank you this was a very helpful tip.

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Go to your local NAPA, Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, O'Reilly's, Checkers, AutoZone, or whoever you deal with, and they can provide you with a timing mark index for your application. If they tell you they can't, it's because they don't want to. You may also find that this is an interference engine, and that a valve job may be in order. The piston and the valves occupy the same space, but at different times. When a timing belt breaks on an interference engine, the piston and the valves may then try to occupy the same space at the same time. Piston wins, valves lose. In most cases anyway.

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