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Timing belt broke. Is this an interferance engine?

1993 mustang 2.3l timing belt is broken.is this an interferance engine?

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Your in luck this is a freewheeling engine and should have no engine trouble after the new belt goes on.looking at the belt side the cam pulley marks line up at the bottom towards the right and the crank towards up to the right just look for the marks on the pulleys and block.Good luck let me know how it went.

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