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Overheat engine I got my car out of the shop Friday morning to after they replaced my radiator. I drove about 100 miles on the highway Saturday night when it then overheated. The guy at the shop said it was my timing belt. He said there was no connection between him putting the radiator in and my timing belt suddenly breaking. Is he lying to me?

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The timing belt? Are you sure he didn't say it was the engine belt? If he said timing belt then he's definitely lying to you. If it's the engine belt, then maybe it could be unrelated. Did you check the coolant level? (when the engine is cool). A common mistake is to add coolant when the engine is cold, then not add more when the engine heats up and the thermostat opens.

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SOURCE: Had timing belt replaced at shop with 195000 miles. Drove 100 miles highway 70mph drove perfect then engine lost powe and shut down. Towed back to shop timing belt did not break for lifters blown an

they set the timing WRONG and that is an interference motor so the valves hit the pistons

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