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Is a 2.5L TBI SOHC engine interfearence or free wheeling, will the valves be damaged if the timing belt breaks?

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Don't Take Chances. Car is 15 Years Old Change The Belt. It's a lot cheaper than a motor. And not that hard to do.

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