CAN MY ENGINE BE REPAIRED AFTER THE TIMING BELT BRAKES?

  • Tiny
  • blakeburton
  • 1998 Mitsubishi Galant
  • 159,000 miles

My timing belt and upper cover broke. Is it likely that this can be repaired or will I need a new engine? What is the best way to find out?

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Monday, April 9th, 2012 AT 11:25 PM

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  • hmac300
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If your belt broke more than likely your valves got bent in the process. As long as the heads are ok and not cracked then it can be repaired. But at what cost? It may be cheaper to put a rebuilt engine in it when you add labor parts costs. Or You could get one form a junkyard and use that one. They usually have lower mileage motors that are fairly reasonable cost wise.

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