timing belt may of snapped

Asked by Jun 18, 2019 at 06:47 AM about the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

hey guys.
i have a 2015 es sport lancer with only 89000ks on it and i parked it in my drive
way over the weekend went to start it monday and it had a horrible whinning
sound
wont start


i took it too the dealer and they said it only has 30psi on cylinder one

any thoughts of what caused it

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Whining, as if the starter has no resistance, does indicate a broken belt or one whose teeth have worn to the point where they no longer work. This could cause the valves to hit the pistons and shatter or bend. Low or no compression is one result.

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