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* Timing belt broke *

The timing belt broke yesterday. 96,000 miles. How can we get manual to fix ourself? Is it a nightmare? My son went to MMI, he is a mechanic. Thank you for your response.

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  • tony310 Aug 26, 2008

    mi car need a timing belt replacement and i goint to do it my self. can you please help me out with a picture of timing belt marks on front of engine?

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Timing belt broke. Likely that means your engine also has bent valves, because that's what happens when the timing belt breaks while the engine is running.

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At 200k miles, I'd be thinking that once it's open, replace the bearings, too. They're likely worn out.

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