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Timing belt broke while driving

I was driving down the highway on my way to work and all of a suddon my battery light starts flickering and i have no response from the gas pedal. also someone told me i could have blown my motor because it is a (interferance motor) but i did my research and they said that the ford 4cyl 2.0 & 2.2 are (non interference motors) i just wanted to know if it is in anyway possable that i could have blown my motor by breaking the timing belt while driving?

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  • weldermaster Nov 22, 2008

    what are the possibilities that the valve was up when the belt broke and about how much would it take to fix it?

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If a valve was up all of the way (during intake or exhaust) it could have come into contact with the piston crown and bent a valve... Hardly a 'blown motor' though...

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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    ZappaNut Nov 23, 2008

    I'd say a 50% chance (either one was , or wasn't).
    Your local mechanic should be able to quote you a fair price. to put a new belt on.
    After the belt is replaced you can do a cylinder pressure check and see if the valves made contact, or you can have someone scope the cylinders to see if any damage is obvious in there.
    Good luck with your endeavors.


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