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The timing belt broke

The mechanic in this town said he couldn't fix it, and that I might need to have the engine replaced.

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  • Sandra Lunt Hill Jun 05, 2010

    Thank you. I bought the car used so I don't have a warranty and have been panicked since I got this news. But now I feel a little better, knowing what it might be.



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He most likely is talking about the valves being bent from the belt breaking,the head has to come off,and the valves replaced,and the guides replaced if they where damaged,he may not can do the work,but try some other shops that are willing to do so.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

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    Ronny Bennett Sr. Jun 05, 2010

    It still will be costly,it is not cheap,and remember to replace anything in there near the timing components ,water pump included.



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