does it have an interfering engine


Asked by shoe Mar 04, 2007 at 01:39 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet Prizm

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I need to know if the 2001 prism 1.8 litre engine will lock up and ruin avalve if the timing chain breaks or binds.

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You always run the chance of that happened in the timing chain breaks.


One way to find out is go to your local auto parts store and get a price on a new timing belt, when they look it up it will say whether it is an interference or non-interference engine. I know some GM cars use Toyota motors which are non-interference. Ha ha, the Pontiac Vibe is a Toyota Matrix with different badges.

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