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Overheating might have been caused by timing belt being a tooth off. can this happen

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Not likely but possible. If an engine is run with the timing belt in the wrong spot, it runs very inefficiently. This can cause it to run hot, but certainly not hot enough to damage anything unless the cooling system is compromised. In other words, if you have a plugged radiator and you drive the car with the belt on wrong, and the engine gets hot beyond the ability of the rad, which would work fine for a properly timed engine, then yes, damage could occur. Are you trying to settle an argument by any chance? This will be a tough one to prove.

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Yes. It throws the timing out alittle. It mostly depends on the condition of the cooling system though. If in perfect working order, most likely not. If suspect, can happen more.

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