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Timing beat 2002 honda civic I want to know what a car acts like if thg jumps or if you need a timing belt ? my car running really bad and backfires when i start it sometimes

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Its possible its the timing belt. maybe it jumped check it out. could also be a sticky valve or electrical prob.

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