Question about 1997 Chrysler Sebring
The 2.4L is an "interface" engine. This means the vavles share the same space as the piston. When the belt breaks piston can hit valves and cause big problems. In this case, I would install or have one installed and see what happens. In other cases when belt is installed there can be no signs of damage. Its a 50/50. It would run around $200 to find out Parts and labor. Cross your fingers and good luck
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You have a zero clearance engine, meaning there is no room for clearance between the pistons when they're up and the valves are closed. If the belt broke there is a high probability that the valve(s) came in contact with the pistons and caused significant damage to the valve, valves, or cylinder head.
Posted on Sep 04, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 21, 2016 | 1997 Chrysler Sebring
Jan 17, 2016 | Chrysler Cars & Trucks
Sep 11, 2013 | 1997 Chrysler Sebring
Jan 26, 2013 | 1997 Chrysler Sebring
Oct 09, 2012 | 2006 Chrysler Sebring
Oct 01, 2011 | 1997 Chrysler Sebring
Aug 24, 2011 | 1997 Chrysler Sebring
Sep 04, 2010 | 1997 Chrysler Sebring
Dec 01, 2009 | 1997 Chrysler Sebring
507 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: