after my timing belt broke, I replace it, I am trying to start it and it would not

Asked by Apr 19, 2014 at 05:22 PM about the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Sorry to be the barer of bad news but that engine is an interference engine and if belt broke while you were driving it you will most likely have major internal motor damage. The least of which is bent valves. Could also have cracked head and or pistons.

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Ok finding conflicting information. Seems that engine may not have valve to piston interference but will have valve to valve interference when belt breaks. Either way they are bent. Do a compression check on all cylinders. Any showing 0 psi will have bent valves.

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