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97sebring 2.5 litre(is it interference or non interference engine

Need to know because timing belt broke!

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    will not start and the timing belt broke and we replaced it

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    interference or non interference engine

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Yes I double Salkim08's solution. Since your motor is made from Aluminum, this could be a big sign that it is an interferance motor. Aluminum expands twice as much as iron. Most old fashion V motors ( v6's V8's) are made with an Iron block and Aluminum heads. But new Transverse motors( sideways front wheel drive motors), block and cylinder head, are made of aluminum.

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