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How do I tell if I've got a broken timing belt? It's in a 1996 Dodge Caravan was driving it and it started to kinda chug then just died.

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Easiest way would be to peek into the valve cover thru oil fill cap or PCV port and look for valves to move when engine cranks. This would not tell you if it just slipped though. You will have to remove the timing cover to tell if the timing is just off a tooth or 2. If you have overhead cam (and I think you do), you may be able to just take off the upper timing belt covers. Turn the engine to TDC and check the timing marks per below pics

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