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The timing belt went on my car would i have to replace the whole motor because of the pitsons hitting

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No you shouldn't. did the pistons actually hit or are you guessing that they did?

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not much info, but first guess is the timing belt broke and destroyed the engine. Check the internet with your engine size and recommended timing belt replacement interval (80,000 to 100,00 miles). If it is an "interference" engine, then the valves hit pistons when the timing belt breaks and you have no hope.

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Timing belt went.


At highway speeds it may have bend some valves, is this a 4cyl engine or a v-6? this all depends on the mileage and the condition of the car, the cylinder heads would need to be removed and valves replaced plus a new belt and waterpump and timing belt pulleys, this is costly, if its a 4cyl it maybe worth tryying a belt and see what happens, that dont have to put it all back together they can run the engine with a new belt and if you got lucky then put it back together.but if its the v6 engine i would not try just junk it, sorry or replace engine if car is worth it.

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Timeing belt broke have replaced now not fireing


You either have the belt 180 degrees off. So you have to take belt off and turn crank only (slowly) around once to its mark again, but first you need to go to a website that lists motors that are called "interference fit" engines. (Think Gates belt co. has a list) If your motor is an interference fit then when belt broke the motor is trashed. Interference fit means that pistons can hit valves if the belt breaks. That is why they tell you to replace the timing belt before too long. Also if motor is interference fit when you try and turn crank go slow because you may bump into valve.

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How to fix a timing belt


Replace the belts on cars that do not have interference motors. If your car does have this motor, consider other things that may have broken when the timing belt broke or stretched. Your car generally has an interference motor if it has more than two valves per cylinder or has double-overhead cams. On interference motors, the valves may be hitting the pistons and doing additional damage. You may have to replace the top end of the engine or the entire engine if you have internal damage. You can't tell whether you have bent a valve or if the motor has sustained other internal damage without replacing the timing belt.

To replace timing belts on most cars, unhook the positive battery cable and place it aside, away from the car. Remove all accessories, such as the alternator, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump and other accessories that may hinder your access to the timing belt cover.

Remove the belt cover, which may be in one piece or two. Jack up the car to get to the bottom bolts. Once the timing cover is off, check if the engine is set at top dead center (see Resources below).

Jack up the engine and remove the motor mount. Using the tensioner, loosen and remove the belt. Check whether the problem was in the tensioner. Replace the belt and the tensioner, if needed. When you replace the belt, be sure that the marks on the cam (or both cams, if you have a double-overhead cam) and the crankshaft marks are in place. Check that the tension on the belt is on the side opposite the tensioner.

Replace the motor mount. Once the belt is on, using a large ratchet and socket, turn the engine over at least twice to be sure the valves are not hitting the pistons. This step must be performed by hand. Do not use an air ratchet and do not turn the car over by "bumping" the engine with the starter.

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Is it recommended to change the timing belt on a 2006 Honda Accord 4 door V6. And what would happen if the timing belt should break? lowellshoaf@gmail.com


yes it is recommended that you change your timing belt. Some engines have whats known as a contact motor. In other words if the timing belt breaks the pistons could hit the valves and damage them to the point that the heads would have to come off. This could cost a whole lot more than replacing the belt. Also if the timing belt drives the water pump you should have it replaced at the same time. Hope this helps.Please leave comment.

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Timing belt broke


The Storm does NOT have an interference engine. If the belt broke, replace it and be on your way.

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The timing belt broke,went to replace it, head crank wont turn


The vehicle has an interference engine. This means that when the piston can hit the valves when not in time. The valves are damaged or bent or shattered . The head or engine most likely is going to have to be replaced.

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