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I want to know if the timing belt need to be replace the valve will be bad

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Yes, the double overhead cam and turbo engines are interference type.
So if the timing belt broke while the engine was running, the valves could be damaged.

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marcy1708, To answer your question, Yes it is possible. You don't state here why the timing belt was being replace. Is this for regular scheduled maintenance or did the timing belt break and need to be replaced? If the belt broke then it is possibe that a few valves got bent from the pistons hitting them. This happens on what is call an interference engine. What happens is, when the belt breaks some of the valves stay in the open position and the travel of the piston will hit and bend them. A good way of testing this is to do a cylinder compression test after the timing belt is put back on. The pressure in each cylinder should be within 10 percent of each other. If you have one or more cylinders that have no pressure then the valve are bent and will not close. The cylinder heads can be replaced but unfortunately the pistons in the affected cylinders may have to be replaced as well. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but if the valves are bent then the engine needs to be replaced. If the cylinder compression test comes out good then you will have to make sure that the timing marks are lined up properly and go from there. Good luck with this.

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If the timing belt broke while you were driving then unfortunately yes the valves can get messed up. The piston(s) can hit the valve(s) as it comes to the top of it's stroke. Common for valves to get bent and less common for pistons to crack.

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If it skips a notch it will stat running like you need a major tune-up, now if your timing belt breaks you will have major engine damage this is an interference engine which means that the piston will hit your cylinder head valve's and the head will have to be remove to repair, it is recommended to replace the timing belt every 105,000 miles, also I would replace my water pump due to it is driven by the timing belt, if you just replace timing belt and then water pump goes bad you have still have major engine damage, hope this was very helpful.

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