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What does the car do when the timing belt goes out

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The 2001 Cavalier does not have a timing belt....it has a chain. That being said, the tensioner for the timing chain is a common failure item. If the tensioner fails while the car is at speed, the timing chain will jump across the crankshaft teeth, putting the crankshaft and camshaft out of synchronization. This will cause the car to immediately shutdown, the pistons in the engine will come up and hit and bend the valves, resulting in internal damage to the engine.

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