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Is the motor interferance heads

Well the interferance heads will it be able to be fixed if the timing belt broke .......

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    Interferance or non.



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If your car is automatic you should have no damage to the valves and can just have the timing belt/chain replaced. If it is manual transmission odds are that half of the valves are bent and will need to be replaced. Good luck!

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The Storm does NOT have an interference engine. If the belt broke, replace it and be on your way.

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The type and degree of damage varies somewhat depending on the design of the engine. In nearly all cases the cylinder head must be removed and at least a few valves replaced.
I believe almost the worst was writing off a cylinder head and the camshaft was broken into five pieces. The worst was where a valve head broke off and rattled around enough to write off the cylinder head and badly score the bore before dropping through a hole in the piston only to rattle around in the bottom and then arrive back in the top of the engine through a different piston.

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Don't condemn the head just yet.

When the timing belt breaks, the camshaft stops turning, so the relative position of valves doesn't' change if you try cranking the motor over. Any valves (intake or exhaust) that aren't fully seated will allow pressure to "blow by" that other wise would form the compression you say you no longer have.

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I'd suggest you purchase a vehicle specific repair manual at your auto parts store. It'll contain step by step instructions specific to your vehicle on how to perform this repair.

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