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My timing belt broke on my 1997 Dodge Stratus, 2.4. Is it a for sure thing that the valves are bent? How do I change the belt and check to see if the valves are bent? many thanks, NC

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  • cool_guy315 Aug 03, 2008

    i have a 1994 dodge stratus and my timing belt broke. how do i take the head off and see if the valves are bent?

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    does the 2.4 have ainterference motor or a noninterference motor

  • El Mo Curge Aug 27, 2008

    Can I do This without pulling the engine or special tools?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    can the valves be bent

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Mine broke on my 2000 and i lucked out, the top end was unharmed. the cheapest route is to have someone change the timing belt, fire it up and see if it runs. it will spit and sputter at first while adjusting the timing, but after a few minutes it will clear up. if it runs like ****, your valves are shot. the 2.4 is a non interference motor, so it's the luck of the irish on your side.

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  • betspets Oct 01, 2008

    to change the belt you need to remove the passenger tire,splash guard, alternator belt, poewer steering belt, motor mount, timing cover and pull the crankshaft pulley off(for this you will need a pully puller)

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