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Timing belt broke,does this car have a free floating engine

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I'm not sure what you mean by "a free floating engine".
If your engine still runs you most likely broke the serpintine belt not the timing belt.
If you broke your timing belt you need to have your engine check over carefully. When the timing belt breaks the valve stop moving but the pistons keep going for a few revolutions. This usually ends up damaging your valves and/or your pistons. On rare occassions it can sometimes even damage the
head(s) or block.
DO NOT TRY TO START THE ENGINE BEFORE IT'S REPAIRED, THIS WILL RESULT IN MORE DAMAGE!
If you're planning on fixing this yourself you need to pay careful attention to the timing, you can have the timing marks perfectly aligned and still be off by 180°.
Once you have the belt fixed you'll need to do a compression test to see if there is any damage to the engine. If you have a difference of more than 10% on any cyclinder you'll need to take the head(s) off and check for damage.
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