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The timing belt pulley gets stuck when i try to crank it whats the cause of that? I had my brother look at it and he said that a piston could be broken is that true.

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It could be true. What he meant by this description is an engine valve is hitting the top of a pistion, causing interference when you attemp to turn the engine over. This is caused by either a defective/broken timing belt, or the timing belt jumped from the correct timed position.

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