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The manual says that the timing belt on my 2004 Saturn Vue V6 needs to be changed at 100,000 miles. Can I wait until it dies or is the Engine an interference fit with serious problems resulting if it breaks while I'm driving it.

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I wouldn't,, recommended maintenance is in place for a reason,, and this repair is for a good reason, if the timing belt ( or chain) goes out,, damage can happen to the valves, and pushrods which mean added costs , leaving you stuck where ever it happens to go out,

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