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1994 aspire timing belt

Hi,
I have a 1994 aspire, and the timing belt broke.
I need to know if this is an interferance engine or not.
Can I simply put a new belt on, or do I have bigger problems?
Thank you!!

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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.

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