Question about 1987 Dodge Raider
Yes unfortunately when the timing belt goes on your make and model car
the valves will contact the pistons however there is likely only damage
to your valves and not the pistons....so you will want the mechanic to
preform a compression test to confirm valve damage and then go from
there if there is no compression, the valves are damaged and the head
will need to be rebuilt or replaced (when the head is off you can
determine if there is piston damage) in your case with an 11 year old
car you may want to put a used head on it to save money. the timing
belt needs to be replaced every 105,000miles or 48 months whichever
comes first (info received from Haynes repair manual #30034 for
1995-1999 dodge and plymouth neon)
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