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My husband is working on our truck that overheated took heads out and noticed that one of the chains was his having trouble putting them back on time the motor has no presssure

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Probably good solution would be to buy a haynes repair manuel at local parts store for your vehicle.
it has step instuctions and illustrations to complete these repairs.. appx cost $20.00 bucks...chris

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It should have been fly-cut.
It sounds like your head gasket has a leak between the water jacket and one of the cylinders.
This is causing the overheating.
That`s my best guess as I have had the same trouble with customers cars in the past.
Get a compression tester from an auto store and check pressures.
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yes it is very possilbe that it bent the valves as these cars do that when the timing belt goes. i reccomend taking off the head and taking it to a machine shop to eveluate. it is easier and cheaper as you do not have the proper equipment to do so. also replace water pump and head gasket as well. nothing is wrong with the bottom end of the motor. it is the head

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