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Do you reset the timing on the car after a head job

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Hi yea the vehicle has bad head gasket,thanks for ur time!

Remove the head and faulty gasket . For a good job have the head skimmed to make sure that it is not warped and fit a genuine head gasket as after market gasket do not always have all the necessary holes . RE tension the head studs in the correct order and to the correct tension and the job will be a good one.

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I have a 2004 Dodge NEON with an interference engine that the timing belt broke on. What are the chances of valve damage and about how much does that cost to fix?

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Does bad timing cause head gasket to fail

It is possible that bad engine timing could cause overheating, enough to cause a head gasket failure, but you would notice that happening.

It is also possible that backfiring and engine pinging (which are symptoms of engine timing being out) could contribute to head gasket failure, but again you would notice.

If you have not been aware of these symptoms, or hard starting (the most common sign of engine timing being out) then I think there is no relationship in your car.

In any case if the head gasket needs replacing, part of that job is reassembly and resetting of the engine timing. Ask the mechanic what tests were done to decide the head gasket has failed. These are a compression test, a leak-down test, and looking for water in the engine oil.

If the mechanic has said the head gasket "is failing" I would ask how he knows, because they don't do that imperceptibly, they are either OK, or they leak.

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obtain a diagram before they started?

There is no way to do that job without it

Try a local repair shop that has Alldata ,they may print
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