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Timing belt broken

On my 2000 Hyundai Accent...lovely. I dont know what to do. My options, fix the timing belt and find out if the valves and pistons are bent, which is like 95% possible. Then after that the guy who will be fixing it said there could be thousands of dollars in repairs. Is there a way to find out if anything is bent before I fix the timing belt? What do u suggest? Sell the car completely? And about how much could I even get for it with a screwed up engine?

I ALSO heard that theres usually a lot of ruckus coming from the engine with all the valves and pistons colliding. The belt makes a loud snapping noise aswell? true? If so, when I was driving it lost power completely and rolled to a stop. I did not hear a thing! It just stalled, that is all. If that helps?

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  • alissonmay Feb 25, 2009

    Also, is it bad to keep trying to start your car after the belt has broke?

  • Zachary Kloefkorn May 11, 2010

    As stated before by emissionwiz, it is an interference engine so there is a likely possibility that the valves and pistons will be broken but there is not way for sure to tell until you have it looked at with the device i talked about or open it up and see. On my car it almost dodged it when mine went out it just bent the valves a little bit.

  • Zachary Kloefkorn May 11, 2010

    Some shops actually have little devices just like surgeons would. It is a tiny microscope with a light on it that they can put into the side of your engine and it shows them if any internals are broken or may be repaired. If in that case that there are things that are broken inside it is usually a lost cause. It would take a few thousand dollars to fix. If not, the timing belt can just be replaced. If you're not even sure if your timing belt broke you may want to look on the side of your engine where you have the belts and pull off the access cover and see. it could just possibly be a camshaft sensor or something simple that needs to be replaced.

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This is an interference (valves hit the pistons) engine and will cause engine damage if the belt brakes, the best thing to do is put the belt on and see if it starts, I have seen some dodge the bullet on occasion. In most cases u will hear nothing, the engine will just stop running.

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