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If the timing chain breaks on my 1996 ford Taurus will it bend the valves too?

268k and the motor started making a growling noises when starting from cold and when accelerating from 1st to 2nd. The car lost power while going down the road and starting making a loud growling noise. My local mechanic said he believes the valves were bent if the timing chain broke.

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The car would not start if the chain had broken,pure nonsense

The plastic guides may be worn & the tensioners gunked up

Chains seldom break,belts break

Did your mechanic do a cylinder leak down test

The more I read questions on this site,the more blessed I feel,
that I never in 49 years, needed professional help,they don't
do much & very well at not much

The mechanic should have a data base to know if it is an
interference motor,not tell a customer things that upset you
& speculate

Look up the info & test,do something positive,like actually
road test a car with the customer driving

If they don't do that I would run

Posted on Nov 28, 2012


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