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I broke the belt on my prizm yesterday that controls the alternator and water pump. The engine heated.I had a new belt put on and did my delivery job that night(250 miles). Today it died on me. Could this be the timing belt?

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If the timing belt broke the engine would sound way different when turning over and it would crank faster since you would not have compression. Look thru the oil cap while cranking. You should see the valves moving

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Air cleaner
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  4. Clean the gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
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