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I have a 2.2 crd limited if the belt has slipped will it damage the valves

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If you mean timing belt then yes, it could be possible. However these do not have a belt but rather a timing chain. These engines are not likely to have a timing chain go bad.

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the honda engine is INTERFERENCE CLASS.
the piston chases the exhaust valve closed, (max power and efficiency , is why)
and if the belt slips. the piston can hit the valve and bend them all.
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if so
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and get it valve grinding

it has to go to a workshop dont try to crank the engine again as if something saved will be saved
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GOOD IF YOU COULD FIX IT YOUR SELF.OR TAKE IT TO ANOTHER MECHANIC.IF YOU COULD FIX TIMING BELT THEN DO A COMPRESSION AND A CYLINDER LEAK DOWN TEST AT EACH CYLINER WITH CLOSED VALVES.VALVE COVERS NEEDS TO BE OFF BEFORE YOU CAN SEE VALVE CLOSED POSITION.IF AIR BLEEDS MORE THAN 40% YOU HAVE BENT VALVES YOU WILL HEAR AIR GUSH AT INTAKE OR OUT EXHAUST PIPES.YOU KNOW VALVES BEEN.I REMEMBER I HAD 1977 CHEVY MONZA TIMING BELT BROKE.BY GOOD LUCK AND GODS WILL DIDNT DAMAGE VALVES NOR PISTONS PUT NEW TIMING BELT ON ENGINE RAN FINE.WHEN MY TIMING BELT BROKE ALL MY PISTONS WAS MIDWAY OF THE ENGINE.THAT SAVE MY VALVES AND PISTON. LIKE I SAY DO BOTH TEST FIRST THEN YOU WILL KNOW IF ENGINE DAMAGED.

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Hello, and welcome to FixYa. Yes, you can drive the car to the shop without fear of any internal engine damage.

Your engine is not an "interference' engine; your valves will not be damaged if the belt slips a tooth or two. In fact, any Toyota engine with a timing belt is a non-interference engine.

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When a belt slips it is generally because the belt got so old that it has stretched or torn. That can also happen if the tensioner goes bad and releases pressure that keeps the belt tight.
Most timing belts should be replaced at between 60 and 80 thousand miles.
As far as the valve damage, the belt keeps the crankshaft and pistons "in phase" with each other.
If the belt fails, the valves will strike the pistons often damaging both. Some engines have no allowance for being out of phase but even ones that do can have the same thing happen. As far as what "type" engine you have I can't remember if it is an "interference" design or not, but as I said valve damage can happen in any engine.
If there are any marks on the pistons, make sure you sand off any sharp edges or they can act as hot spots which can cause pre-ignition.
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depending upon the rpm that the engine was turning at, I have seen "non interference" engines bend valves on a timing belt or chain failure.
if you have 0 compression on that bank, it will need to be torn down to find out why. BUT I would do a cylinder leakdown on those cylinders after the belt has been removed (so you can turn the cam and close the valves for each of those cylinders), to make sure that they are not properly sealing, before removing the cylinder head.

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Make sure the tensioner is tight to the specifications and in propper place.
See
CHECKING YOUR TIMING BELT and TENSION.
You may need to Replace Your Timing Belt if you don't fix it putting it in tension.
Timing belt slipping off can badly damage valves, causing a damage that requires an expensive repair, do not circulate if timing belt is not OK, see :Cost estimate for valve job after timing belt slip

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