Driving on interstate and suddenly check engine.

Tiny
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  • 2005 DODGE NEON
  • 133,000 MILES
Driving on interstate and suddenly check engine light comes on and car loses power. Won't start back up and the brake pedal is stiff. Engine spins over but won't start. Any help would be appreciated.
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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 1:38 AM

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Tiny
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Did you have the code checked?

Start with a compression test?

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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 1:39 AM
Tiny
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I haven't had it checked as it happened an hour ago
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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 1:46 AM
Tiny
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Ok, get the checks done so we can continue

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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 1:49 AM
Tiny
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Does this sound like anything to do with timing belt?
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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 1:51 AM
Tiny
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Yes, that is what I am trying to confirm

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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 1:55 AM
Tiny
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Being that the car shut off would that bend the valves if the belt popped?
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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 1:59 AM
Tiny
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Very possible
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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 2:07 AM
Tiny
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What would cause break pedal being stiff?
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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 2:37 AM
Tiny
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Once the engine shut off there is no more engine vacuum so yes.
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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 3:55 AM

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