Question about 1996 Saturn SL
If the timing was off, from my experiance, it would cause the valve to go down threw the piston. The rod more than likely was on its last leg before the repair. Because the timing actually keeps the crank shaft (that turns the rods/pistons up and down) and the cam shaft (makes the valves go up and down) in sequence. So if the timing were off then the valves would be down when the piston were up. This could cause the rod to break but usually it either cause the valve to punch a whole threw the piston or the piston to bend the valve. Either case is very bad but so is a broken rod.
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Posted on Jun 28, 2009
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