Question about 2001 Acura MDX
Yes timing belts break and cause the problems you are saying
Does the 2004 Acura MDX have an interference motor? Yes
Are the valves really damaged? Yes, most likely bent
Did they have to replace the timing belt to even determine if the motor was damaged?
No, but it is really easy to determine that it is damaged once you try to run it with the belt on
There is a salvage yard that has a motor with 60K miles on it for $1320 and cost to install would be 1,200. Should I do that or have them rebuild my engine?
I would go with the 60k engine, it is cheaper and will give you a engine with fewer miles on it. I would make sure that they replace the timing belt on it though they should already know to do that. Let me know how this turns out.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
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