Can someone help me diagnose my car's problem?

Asked by Jun 09, 2012 at 05:33 AM about the 1997 Plymouth Breeze 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1997 plymouth breeze. While on the interstate the engine stalled and since then when I try to start it it'll turn
over but will not start. I was told that more then likely the timing belt snapped, and since it has an interference motor
some valves my have bent. anyone has any suggestion?

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Wouldn't it make sense to replace the timing belt and fix the valves that may have been damaged?

As supposed to putting in a used motor that may or may not be in good shape and I won't know until it's installed.


I would find out if timing belt is broke. Then decide about what to do. You can do this by getting a look at the valves under the valve cover while turning it over. If the valves are moving then belt is ok. You might be able to pull a vent off of valve cover or an oil filler tube or just take the cover off all together.

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