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My 99 300m won't start

The timing belt went out and now the car won't start and the engine has no compression. It didn't make any noises when it went out. I got a new timiing belt and now it just makes a whirring noise when I try to start it. The mechanic's manual doesn't say whether the 3.5L is an interference engine which might mess up the pistons when the timing belt goes out. If they are bad would it be best to rebuild or buy a used engine.

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    Is it possible the the pistons are damaged? Or would it be safe to assume that just the valves are bent. It would be awful to spend the money on pulling the heads and finding out that both the valvas and the pistons are dameged. The garage states that the job for valves is about $2000.00. What do you think?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    there are noise in the engine when i try to start the engine,I think there is a problem with timing belt

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This is an interference engine. Make sure you have timing marks lined up correctly. if so then you have bent valves.As far as rebuilding or replacing it all depends on your skill level and if you want a warranty or not. Using a reman engine from jasper would come with a 3yr 75k mile warranty parts and labor. where as rebuilding your self would have none.

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