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Can a timing chain cause the valves to go bad if the timing chain breaks in a 2005 Cavalier? I have a Cavalier that wouldnt start. Long story short they replace the timing belt & still wont start. I was told that the timing belt could have caused the valves to go bad. Can that be possible? Thanks, Teresa

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Yes, it is possible. Call a chevy dealer and give them the make model and size engine you have and they can tell you if it is a zero interference motor. If it is, then you probably have some bent valves.

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Yes its a big fault if the timing belt breaks whilst the engine is running you could need a few new valves and possibly a new piston or two as well

Posted on May 20, 2011

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