I have to replace my timing belt because it has broken while I was driving and it died!Is there any chance I have done other damage other than a broken belt?

Asked by Mar 26, 2008 at 01:59 PM about the 1992 Mazda MX-3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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yes you might be looking at an engine. the engine is a interferance engine.

45

You may not have done any real damage. my timing belt has snapped twice on me. the car still runs after replacing the belt.

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good chance you bent all the valves in the motor cause its not a rotary engine

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lots of non rotary engines are freewheeling... although a mx-3 is not one of them...

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exactly

15

It is an interference engine so you probably bent a valve or two. you'll need to do a compression test to find out.

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Mx-3's have NON-interference motors. At least the B6's do.

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The 1.6 I-4 and the 1.8L v6 are NON-interference engines. Just replace the belt and zoom zoom.

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you can also check out the mx3 website at mx-3.com lots of info there thats where i found info on motor swaps!

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