My daughters 1999 Plymouth Breeze overheated so I pulled over for a few minutes and turned it of. When I started it back up and pulled onto the highway I heard some cluncks and it died. Pulled back over...
It sounds like the water pump siezed up, which in turn tears up the timing belt. The whining sound is the starter turning the crank, however with the broken belt, it is not turning the cam. This mean the motor has no compression. The bad news is, and I learned this first hand less than a month ago....the motor, if it's the same 2.0 I had worked on, is that motor is what is called an interferance motor. That means that when the belt broke and the crank spun without spinning the crank, the pistons came up and struck the valves which did not close properly bending them, so they would likely have to be replaced as well.
The timing job on that motor itself is not bad, I did one in a neon yesterday in less than 3 hours, it's all a matter of wheather or not the valves need replacing to. Replacing a vavle means tearing the motor all the way down to the head gasket, replcing the damaged vavles and rebuilding it.
Good Luck, feel free to stop back with any other questions.
Mar 24, 2010 |
1999 Plymouth Breeze