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I have a 2004 Dodge NEON with an interference engine that the timing belt broke on. What are the chances of valve damage and about how much does that cost to fix?

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The valves will be bent and you will need a head job done. The time to do the job outside head reconditioning would be around 4 hours labour and the parts will include valves, head gasket kit, timing belt, adjuster pulley, and if the job is done properly crankshaft and cam shaft seals as oil is the main cause of belt failure.

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SOURCE: 1992 honda accord ex timing belt

yes this engine is a interference engine. Make sure you did not bend the valves when it boke.

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The 3 liter mitsubishi is pretty prone to this actually. You would have to tear it down to see what happened, but yes it's likely that you have a bent valve and/or hole in the top of a piston from a valve.

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SOURCE: 97 dodge neon timing belt broke while going down

I do not have good news for you.
According to the Gates Timing Belt guide 2002 Edition, both engines offered in the Dodge Neon are interference engines.
This means that your engine has likely sustained sgnificant valve, cylinder head or even piston damage. Have you tested the compression?
It is probably least expensive to buy a used engine, change its timing belt and replace your engine with that one.

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 03 jetta tdi timing belt broke

The number of miles is not relevant, because in 7 years of driving, obviously it was mostly highway miles and caused little wear.

It only takes about an hour to try just changing the belt. You need to buy a belt anyway. So it is always worth the attempt.
Most VW's have small depressions in the pistons for the valves, to prevent anything serious.

But no, I do not believe the TDI even is an interference fit.
Only the DOHC GTI engine was even close. I do not believe the TDI had a dual cam version, nor was any Jetta dual cam. And it is only with dual cam that the valves hit, because they are on such a hemisherical angle.

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My 2000 dodge neon 2.0, just cut off whwhile I was driving. It needed a water pump like a month ago. Now it just turns over like it jumped time.


Looks like the timing belt broke. It also drives the water pump which I'm sure is what took out the timing belt. That has a interference engine so you may need a valve job if it slammed the valves. 50 50 chance its all done unfortunately....

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The Dodge Neon has an Interference engine. That means when the timing belt breaks, you likely have bent some valves. You will need to remove the head, and have the valves replaced. Best done by a qualified mechanic that knows how to replace the timing belt.

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Well--- it is an interference

All the info is on the internet
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Most likely it is an interference engine. How fast were you going when the belt broke? Had a 2004 Dodge Neon with the 2.0 and the timing belt broke going less than 10 MPH and the engine was fine.

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the 2.0 liter is an interference engine and valve damage can occur if the belt brakes.

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Your timing belt is behind the pulleys and belt and you will have to remove the plastic cover to get to the timing belt Caution though because if you set the timing belt wrong or if it broke the chances are you will have to remove the head because the neon engine is a interference engine this meaning the pistons with hit the valves. If you are not skilled enough to tackle this job I would take it to a mechanic to do the repair,,

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I do not have good news for you.
According to the Gates Timing Belt guide 2002 Edition, both engines offered in the Dodge Neon are interference engines.
This means that your engine has likely sustained sgnificant valve, cylinder head or even piston damage. Have you tested the compression?
It is probably least expensive to buy a used engine, change its timing belt and replace your engine with that one.

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If your car is automatic you should have no damage to the valves and can just have the timing belt/chain replaced. If it is manual transmission odds are that half of the valves are bent and will need to be replaced. Good luck!

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