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The timing belt was replaced by a mechanic...worked fine 1 full day and driven 80 mph almost 200 miles...second day would not start ...as all idiot lights cam on...same mechanic says there is a problem in the cylinder furthest from the water pump(which was replaced at same time as t belt) can the timing belt change have caused a cylinder problem...??? thanks, bill

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Its really hard to say what he did was done correctly. you have some excellent mechanics and some below average no different than a doctors to lawyers. just to say if that mechanic dint put it on back correctly, yes anything could happened, from broken belt, put on the wrong timing something came loose or disconnected. I would take it back to him and let him fix the problems. It may be something he have done or caused or it could be another issue. have a One on One talk with your mechanic and see if he is competent individual that you feel good about to allow him to go back and work on your car, if don't feel comfortable with answers he gives you thats good enough explaning or you get bad vibes, take it to another mechanic and get another opinion; that mechanic will be able to tell you especially going in after previous mechanic that had just work on your car checking on his work. I hope that help some

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If the timing chain is worn out the parts in the motor dont move in the right order this can and will cause damage to vavles and rods maybe even piston its not a good thing to have a engine out of time

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