What Happens If the Timing Belt Breaks?

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A broken timing belt will leave you stranded because the engine in your car cannot run without it. If you observe any sign of looseness or wear, it is best to replace the belt as soon as possible.
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Function The timing belt keeps the camshaft(s) and the crank moving at the same rate so that the pistons and valves work together with the bottom end in order for the engine to keep
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Depends on if the engine is an interference engine or not. When the Belt breaks on an interference engine, you will have internal engine damage. Bent valves, busted piston, cracked
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A non-interference engine your engine will stall, an interference engine you can
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I had an 88 Honda Prelude on which the belt broke and 12 of the sixteen valves got bent ( I was doing 110mph) so I had to have the head rebuilt. Best case have a new belt installed
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The timing belt keeps the camshaft(s) and the crank moving at the same rate so that the pistons and valves work together with the bottom end in order for the engine ...
The timing belt keeps the camshaft(s) and the crank moving at the same rate so that the pistons and valves work together with the bottom end in order for the engine ...
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