Question about 2003 Dodge Neon
Do I need a new engine
What was it doing when the belt broke.... most times you just have the belt replaced and everything is fine.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
IF the engine was running when it broke (most likely) the bent valves are the result. Requires replacing the bent valves, water pump, idler, belt, head gasket, exhaust gaskets, intake gaskets,
The only problem with replacing the motor is finding on with low mileage ir it probably needs a new belt and water pump too.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
It should but it might not. you should be able to tell if it is broke by removing the cover. It is probably just one or two bolts.
Posted on Feb 04, 2011
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I do not have good news for you.
According to the Gates Timing Belt guide 2002 Edition, both engines offered in the Dodge Neon are interference engines.
This means that your engine has likely sustained sgnificant valve, cylinder head or even piston damage. Have you tested the compression?
It is probably least expensive to buy a used engine, change its timing belt and replace your engine with that one.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
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