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Timing belt broke , is it a interference engine 1994 tracer 1.9L

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No, you should be ok by just changing the belt

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Belt broke, now we have a missed fire on cylinder 2.

What belt broke ? Timing belt ? Bent a valve in that cylinder ! What make, model an year vehicle , what size engine ? Some vehicle have what is called interference engine Timing Belts Is Your Engine an Interference Engine

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If timing belt breaks ,will it bend the valves

I looked at interference engine list.
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Timing belt broke on my 1994 Diamante would there be damage to engine

Well the 3.0 engine is not supposed to be an interference engine.
But it is possible some valve damage occured when the belt broke at that speed.
You won't know for sure until the new belt is installed.

Mar 12, 2015 | 1994 Mitsubishi Diamante

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Timing belt broke

You did not say which engine you have so I checked the DOHC non turbo 3.0 engine.
Yes it is an interference engine, so yes you could damage the valves when the timing belt breaks and the engine is running.

Apr 07, 2013 | 1994 Dodge Stealth

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How to put the timing belt back into my car a 1994 Murcury Tracer. The timing belt had came off the car and I had to go new timing belt to put back into the car and I have no idea how to put a timing belt...

if you have no idea then this is not something you are going to wanna attempt. It is a very delicate proccess. And if you get it wrong you will ruin your engine. By ruin i mean blow it up. The engine has to be exactly in time or it will ruin your valves

Aug 21, 2010 | 1994 Mercury Tracer

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I have a qustion regarding Mercury Tracer 94 1.9l If timing belt breaks does teh vaulve have clearance or no clearance. Thank you for your help.. Alina

Hi Alina,
From what I've been able to find, there were two versions of this engine. One had square teeth on the belt and another had round teeth. If it is the one with round teeth on the timing belt, it is an interference engine and the valves most likely will be damaged if the belt breaks.
Hope this helps,

Jul 16, 2010 | 1994 Mercury Tracer

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We have a 1994 Suzuki Side kick in for work and the timing belt broke on it. We would like to know if the valves bend when this happens.

nearly or perhaps all of the suzuki side kick engines are "Interference Engines" .. that means when the timing belt breaks, if the engine keeps spinning then pistons will collide with some valves that are left open .. that can damage those valves and or pistons .. that usually increases the cost of repairs .. on "clearence" type engines.. when the belt breaks you just coast to a stop with no damage done .. but high performance engines are often "interference" type .. with them its extra important to change the belt on schedule since the potential for expensive damage is great .. ..

Jun 10, 2010 | 1994 Suzuki Sidekick

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1994 1.9 the timing belt broke.did it bend the valves.

the best thing about that engine is you have a 90% chance that nothing happen put a belt on it i bet it will run

Jul 13, 2009 | 1994 Ford Escort

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Does a broken timing belt permanently damage a Mercury Tracer

depends on the Engine in the car.

1.9L SOHC (SEFI on Valve Cover)engine, no, they are non-interferance engines, put a new timing belt on it and go.

1.8 DOHC engine, yes, it will destroy the valves, head, pistons, and if really bad, the block too. These engines are interferance engines, where the valves just barely miss the piston as it comes up, and when the belt breaks it will hit the valves and destroy the engine.

Mar 06, 2009 | 1993 Mercury Tracer

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1994 aspire timing belt

It has a noninterferance engine. I have the same model car. The big problem is changing the timing belt. You'll need an impact wrench for the crankshaft bolt. You'll have to either hoist the engine out of the car or remove it from the passenger side engine block and lower it down. Even then you may have to notch out some metal from the wheel well to get at the crankshaft bolt. All in all, its a job best left to a professional, because you haven't even got to the tricky part yet.

Aug 15, 2008 | 1994 Ford Aspire

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