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When broke down my friend said it could be the timing belt has snapped and i could of damaged the pistons but after that i started it and drove it about a 100 yards down the road.

Then it died again and when i try,ed to start it it made that juddering noise at the gears again so it cant be the timing belt can it.

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1,if it was them timing belt you should not of even started it that could of done more damage than what you started with.
2, i think you friend could be right.
3,before you move it again get someone to look and see if the belt has gone.

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