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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I assume it's your timing belt, not a chain, which rarely, if ever snap. Depending on the make of the car and the engine you may, or may not, have serious engine damage.. DO NOT ATTEMPT to start the car, have it towed to your shop of choice. If there is no engine damage a timing belt replacement generally will run you 2 or 3 hundred bucks...if you did serious engine damage you may have to decide if the car if worth the money to have it repaired. What you need to know is whether your car has an "interference" or "non-interference" type engine.. In an interference type engine if the timing belt breaks the valves will "interfere" with the pistons as they travel up if the timing belt breaks, which results in generally catastrophic engine failure.. non-interference engines generally suffer little or no engine damage with a broken timing belt.. I broke a timing belt on my 1990 Toyota Supra going 70mph, but it was a non-interference engine and after having the belt replaced it was fine.. here is a good list someone put together on what type of engine is in your car.. you should find the engine type either marked on the engine or on a label under the hood, or the owners manual.. good luck. http://yourcarangel.com/2014/07/interference-engines-complete-list/
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.
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.
It has a timing belt, and it is an interference style engine. So if the timing belt is broke, the engine will probably not crank. Most common problems are the cam and crank sensors among other things. You also need to know if the coil is getting power.
The 2.4L four has a belt and is not an interference engine according to the Gates timing belt application chart for your vehicle (check it out on Gates.com.) The 2.7L V-6 doesn't show that it needs a belt--so it has either a timing chain and gears or just gears. If the belt broke on the 2.4L four, you should be able to put on a new belt and go. The engine should not be damaged.
If the timing chain on the V-6 broke then engine damage may have occurred. Chain engines are sometimes not listed as interference because breaking a chain is so rare. The damage would probably be bent valves and damaged piston tops. The labor involved in repairing all that might cost more than just getting a rebuilt engine and putting it in.
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 .. ..
Most Ford vehicles from 1985 and up have enough valve clearence so the valves do not get hit when the timing belt snaps. Since I worked for ford for many years I have only seen one with valve damage and the youg man said he was driving his car really hard at high RPM's. I believe you will be okay on your engine as long as when the belt broke the engine was not at high rpm's. If know one has told you those engine recommend a timing belt replacement every 60k. I hpe this helped and I hope this fixes your problem. Good luck, Roger