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Volvo s80 i had a fanbelt to break and replaced it and the enginee won't crank one guy said that that the engine kick back and bent a valve causing the engine to loose compression can you help me?

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If its just a regular drive belt its impossible for this belt to "kick back" and bend a vale. However if this was a timing belt its quite possible to bend valves if it breaks. You problem could be a crank sensor that may have gotten damaged when this belt broke. If the crank sensor is damaged it won't send a reference signal to to computer therefore the vehicle would not have a spark to start. Godd Luck

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SOURCE: 1999 volvo s80 t6

just put a compression gauge on each cylinder that will let you know if engine has a bent valve, gauges are relatively cheap. if the belt didn't have anything to do with your timing belt i doubt you have a bent valve, any check engine light? do you have spark? fuel pump turning on when key is turned to on position?

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It is common for issues to come from any of the driven shaft bearings.
I mean to say -If the water pump fails.If the idler bearing fails.If the tensioner bearing fails - which is common - for peopleto not change ... gambling that it seems "alright" - right now - at the point ofreplacing the timing belt.
If the timing belt does snap -
Then every intake valve in the head will become bent.Search for a "good used head" and see how manyof the damaged heads are available with bent valves.
If you are making highway speed - the engine will become destroyed -with piston damage.
If you are more fortunate - the valve work can be done.But the labor and the physical amount of work to getthe job done is long and intense - even for those people who do it regularly. ... and costly. I found a reman head for $750exchange.
There also is galvonic bonding for the head bolts - they becomeelectrically and chemically welded to the alloy block - nearlybreaking off - with the attempt to remove each head bolt.
When they do break - someone with grit has to create theright tool situation to drill, use electric current to break the bondand remove what bolts do break.
What could happen when you ignore the time interval thatVolvo suggests - You could loose your car -You could need to replace your engine.You could wind up buying a Toyota.
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Change the water pump, timing belt, tensioner and idler bearingall at the same time.
The special tools for the Variable camshaft timing are notsuggested just to be suggested. They are needed to accuratelyset the timing for greatest engine efficiency and to keep thehead valves from becoming damaged - after a novice attemptsto install just a replacement timing belt.
Flush the power steering fluid while you have all that mess off
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