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Is the engine a free spin? 04 sxt mitz engine? Im on the side of the road...i think the timing belt just broke

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If the engine spins about twice as fast as normal when trying to start, then very likely, the timing belt has retired for the duration. Best to call for a tow truck as this is not just a routine repair. Hopefully, you don't have an 'interference' type engine that kills the valves when the belt lets go. Good luck!

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