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For you to get a good look and be 100% of what it is YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE HEAD, I would more like suggest a burnt valve rather than a bent valve unless you broke the timing belt on this vehicle. Good Luck and contact if you need more help. Thanks for using FIX YA

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I have a 2005 kia sportage. May have broken a timing belt . How will I know if I messed up my engine

Four cylinder or V6? Best case scenario you bent some valves. Worst case scenario you put a hole through piston. If the belt is broke before you replace it you can pull the valve cover and remove the cam bearing caps so all the valves will be closed. Then use a compression gauge to see if all the cylinders still have compression. Off the top of my head it should be around 130psi. If you have one or more with significantly less compression you have bigger issues.

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I have a 2002 kia sportage does it have a non interference engine? How would I find out? My timing belt broke and I need to know what kind of damage it could do.

You would be very lucky to get away without any damage. For the moment, get a timing belt, line up the timing marks, put the belt on and adjust it as per the manual. Turn the engine by hand, or using the pulley bolt. If after two turns of th engine, that is a complete 360 and nothing stops or locks up then you may not have any damage at all. Try and start the car.

The most likely damage would be, bent valves, broken or burst pistons, valve pushed through the cylinder head, in other words a shot engine. This is the worst case scenario, but it is most likely that one of the above will have happened, in which case the engine will not turn through 360, you should then proceed to take off the cylinder head and check for damage.

In the good old days, you could have a timing belt break without any damage, not now though, particularly with 16vs. although damage also occurs with 8 and 12 vavle engines.

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