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Timing belt broke ,got new 1 ,but truck won't start ,just turn over ,setting on it mAy be wrong , HELP 89 RAGER

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When a timing belt breaks in most engines, there is a chance that there would be damage internally to the engine. You may have to check if the engine is an interference with the manufacturer to be sure. If it is not then check first if the timing line is lined up correctly when the timing belt was attached

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