Mechanics

TIMING BELT

2001 Dodge Stratus

Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Dodge Stratus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 163000 miles

will replacing the belt after it has broken fix the problem or will the heads have to be reworked?
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Halospop
April 29, 2008.




Well there is a very good chance that you bent a couple of valves and possibly damaged a piston or two when the belt snapped. So you will need to do a compression test also. That will give you a good idea if you need to replace some valves. Of course set the timing with the new timing belt first, otherwise you'll do more damage.

Legitimate007
Apr 30, 2008.


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