I have a 2005 PT Cruiser with 80,000 miles on it. Do I need to replace my timing belt. A mechanic said that I must replace it ASAP or I could blow up my engine. Please advise.

Biana
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Asked by Biana Feb 25, 2013 at 06:25 PM about the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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tenspeed
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The mechanic is wrong. The engine will not blow up. When the belt breaks, the pistons smash into the open valves. It usually bends the valves and sometimes pokes holes in the pistons. It doesn't blow up. He's trying to scare you.

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