I was driving on the highway at 60 MPH

Tiny
SHEMEKIAHAMPTON
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  • 2007 DODGE MAGNUM
  • 106,000 MILES
I was driving on the highway at 60 MPH. Suddenly the car dies. I got the car towed to the dealership for diagnosis. I was told I needed a timing belt replacement, water pump, and the other stuff you get changed with this type of repair. ($1300) I got a call now telling me I need a engine :(. Cylinders
1 and 2 aren't getting compression. Car want start. What should I do? I still owe money on the car.
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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 AT 10:10 PM

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Tiny
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First of all, which engine do you have? Some are "interference" engines. Some use chains instead of a belt. The valves get bent when they get hit by the pistons as they coast to a stop. You do not replace the entire engine for that. You do a valve job. That can be avoided by replacing the timing belt at the recommended intervals so it doesn't break.
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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 AT 11:13 PM

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