Question about 2000 Chrysler LHS
My timing belt broke and now i have a bent valve. What is the most cost effective solution?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The easiest way to test this is to carry out a compression test. This test will determine if any valves are bent. The test is very easy to carry out. 1.obtain a compression tester. 2. remove all spark plugs. 3. screw tester into spark plug hole. 4. with your foot on the accelarator, crank engine. 5. read the tester reading and write it down. eg. cyl 1 175psi cyl.2 170psi etc. if you have a bent valve one cylinder will be very low compared to the rest.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
THIS CAR USES WHAT IS CALLED AN INTERFERENCE ENGINE, THIS MEANS IF THE BElT BROKE WHILE DRIVING YOU HAVE BENT THE INTAKE AND EXHAUST VALVES, VERY REARELY THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN SO PUT A NEW BLET ON AND CHECK THE COMPRESSION, IF U HAVE NO COMPRESSION OR LOW YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE THE CYLINDER HEAD REMOVED AND THE VALVES REPLACED, U MAY ALSO HAVE BROKEN A PISTON CROWN AS WELL, THE NORMAL CHANGE INTERVAL FIOR THE TIMING BLET IS 120,000 MILES, SO IF IT BROKE BEFORE THAT CONTACT CHRYSLER THEY MAY PROVIDE SOME ASSISTANCE WITH THE REPAIR COST.
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
SOURCE: replace timing belt
Yes, you still need to check for valve damage, but check with a compression test of the engine. Any problems within will be revealed by the compression test. Don't pull the head off until you have to. When the belt breaks on an interference engine, just a small turn of the crankshaft can cause a piston to strike a valve.
Posted on Jul 08, 2012
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