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I have a 1995 Dodge Neon, I am not a mechanic, nor can I afford to take it to one, with what I believe is a timing belt issue. When I try to start it up, I can hear and feel this horrendous rattle coming from a black casing which I have learned is the timing belt compartment...

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First thing you need to do if possible is to take this black timing cover off and take a look to see if all the tensioner pulley bearings are in good shape and to make sure the timing belt hasn't jumped. I'm sorry to say though that is not one area that a do it yourselfer should be messing with. You need to know where the timing marks are and how to align them. You need to know through experience how to adjust the timing belt to the proper tension. Any of these things done wrong could result in thousounds of dollars in repair to valve train and cylinder head. Have it looked at by a profession when you cqn afford it.

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If you hear that type of noise u may have a broken timing belt, This car has what is called an interference engine, this means the piston and valves hit when the timing belt breaks, u will need to pull the cylinder head of course to fix the damaged valves, don't turn it (the eng) over anymore or u can break a piston. If u think you were lucky and the valves are ok the only way to check is to replace the belt and test the compression.

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