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When a timing belt goes in a 96' LHS what are the chances that more damage has been done to the motor??????? is there a good chance the cylinder is damaged?

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Not so much the cylinder itself but the valve can get bent from the pistons hitting them, it all depends on the speed at the time it broke, ive done a few that the customer got lucky and they were go slow or at a light, the best way to know would be to install a belt and run engine before its put all back together thats what i do, its a 50/50 chance but i think its worth a try. hope this helps.

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