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put in time and remove valve cover, front engine cover, timing belt ,exhaust at manifold, intake manifold and remove head bolts, pull head clean all surfaces replace gasket after head ck for cracks follow specs on bolts and put back together in a shop in would take about 4 to 6 hrs to do .
if all you did was replace the timing belt, i hate to be the bearer of bad news, however, you have what they call an interference engine. when the timing belt broke the valves stopped, the crankshaft and pistons did not. you will have to remove the cylinder head and perform a valve job. before you start tearing thing apart, get a compression gauge and perform a compression test by removing 1 spark at a time, installing the gauge and turning the engine over by cranking it. if there is anything under approxiamately 125 psi(i think youre going to see 0psi), these repairs will be neccessary.
Valve Timing sounds off to me (belt driven to valves) You are assuming the timing marks on the heads AND your engine drive pulley are OK, right? Heads could be 180deg out which is easy to fix by taking off the belt at the heads and manually rotating the pulley once and retesting.
Pull a plugwire, shove a rope of twisted tinfoil into it and see if it sparks to block. If you get fire, then my very strong guess is that the spark and Gas/Air compression cycle aren't happening at the same time and the valves are 180deg out.
yes unfortunately when the timing belt goes on your make and model car
the valves will contact the pistons however there is likely only damage
to your valves and not the pistons....so you will want the mechanic to
preform a compression test to confirm valve damage and then go from
there if there is no compression, the valves are damaged and the head
will need to be rebuilt or replaced (when the head is off you can
determine if there is piston damage) in your case with an 11 year old
car you may want to put a used head on it to save money. the timing
belt needs to be replaced every 105,000miles or 48 months whichever
comes first (info received from Haynes repair manual #30034 for
1995-1999 dodge and plymouth neon) hope this helps........thanks for choosing FIX YA!
1. Had mechanic check timing again. Belt off a couple degrees. Should fix problem.
2. Don't know. this is my son-in-laws car.
4. I think valves were bent due to timing belt breaking and son-in-law trying to start car when it went dead.
5. Will do this if timing belt reset don't work.
Thanks for your reply.