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engine damage with broken T-belt

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Old 12-29-2013, 04:09 PM
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Hello
I'm new to the forum and trying to help my sons girlfriend with her car
She owns a 2002 PT Cruiser and the timing belt broke while driving its a 16v engine
If the belt breaks on these engines do the valves get pounded and hit the pistons on these engines

Thanks for any help,,,Chris
 
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:27 PM
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9 times out of 10 no but u do have a chance of it doing and no way to know unless u replace the bet and test it or remove the head and look at the valves closed.
 
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Ok great thanks for the heads up lol....
 
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The engine is free-wheeling (non-interference); meaning it has provisions for piston-to-valve clearance. However valve-to-valve interference can occur, if camshafts are rotated independently.
 
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It is useful to know under what circumstances the belt let go. Idling in the driveway or easing away from a stop light, and it's probably undamaged. At 70 MPH, however, different story.
 
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