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A "valve job" typically means resurfacing the valve seats. It is unlikely you would need that after the timing belt broke unless you needed it before the timing belt broke - they aren't related wear items. Depending on the engine (if it is an "interference" engine) you may need new valves or a new top end of the engine because the valves may collide with the pistons when the timing belt breaks, causing a lot of damage. If your engine is not of the "interference" design type, then you probably only need a new timing belt; many shops also recommend replacing the water pump too because its failure can often damage even a new timing belt and there usually is no (or very little) additional labor cost involved. Other maintenance might also be recommended at the same time (like replacing spark plugs), but that too depends on your specific engine.
The 2.4l and 2.5l engines are interference engines, meaning it is highly likely that you bent your valves when your timing belt broke. Besides the timing belt, you may need a new belt tensioner and pulleys. I would replace the water pump too.
No your engine is not an interference engine you should have the chrysler 3.0 liter engine i believe in your van, I changed a timing belt on one of those 2 years ago because the belt broke, after installing the new belt the van runs fine, so to my knowledge that engine if you have it IS NOT interference you should be able to install a new belt and it will be fine....
Well, broken timing belt causes valves to break, valves can be changed but if your mechanic wants to change whole engine then you have to change a mechanic. I had broken timing belts on few cars and never needed to change whole engine. Unless second hand engine is cheaper then new valves for it.
you will need to rull the timing cover off if belt has not spun or broke remove belt and install new one if belt has spun or broke you will need to line up timing marks on cams and crank and install belt
the timing belt should be changed every 60,000 miles.
your engine is an interference engine, which means if the timing belt breaks or skips, the valves will hit the pistons.
if your belt broke you will have bent valves. so the heads will need to come off and bent valves replaced.