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Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. There is a chance that you have engine damage. When they break, sometimes it causes damage and sometimes it does not. But, no matter what, it needs changed. This is no easy job. I don't know the specifics but there are many things that must come off. You will have to take off your serpentine belt and probably some of the components. The timing belt runs along the outer edge of the engine. Some vehicles require a special tool to take off the timing belt, which many our Chrysler. As for total cost, the belt is not much. It is the labor that is the problem. You could be looking at a few hundred to nearly a thousand to have it done.

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