The 2.4L is an interference engine. You should be okay if you put it at top dead center on the compression stroke before you removed the old belt. If you turned any sprocket with the belt removed, it's possible to bend a valve. That can easily not cause a noticeable problem at higher speeds. If the valve leakage isn't real bad, it might not show up with a compression test, but that's still a good place to start. A cylinder leakage test is much more informative but it takes longer and requires a special tester.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 AT 4:03 AM