1996 Dodge Neon TIMING BELT TENSIONER PULLEY PIVOT BOLT SNA

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LIZARD1SOCAL
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  • 1996 DODGE NEON
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
TENSIONER PULLEY PIVOT BOLT SNAPPED UNDER LOAD (35 MPH) AND BELT WRAPPED & "SHREDDED" AND GOT BOUND UP BEHIND CAMSHAFT PULLEY AND TIMING COVER, ( EVEN SLICED AND CUT UP BACK COVER). WHEN I OPENED IT UP TENSIONER PULLY AND BRACKET FELL OUT ON THE GROUND, SUPRISE ! UNSURE AS TO WHETHER IT MAY HAVE SHEARED OFF THE CAMSHAFT TO PULLEY ALIGNMENT PIN AND BENT VALVES OR KISSED AND POSSABLE PUNCHED HOLE IN A PISTON. WAS A REAL MESS. TOOK 20 MIN TO REMOVE BELT PIECES. WIFE WAS DRIVING AND SAID NO LOUD CLUNKING OR MISFIRES, JUST LOST POWER AND QUIT ! ANYBODY GOT ANY POSSABLE X-RAY VISION THOUGHT ON POSSABLE SCENIERO DAMAGES?
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Sunday, January 27th, 2008 AT 5:58 PM

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BMRFIXIT
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Easy and cheep way is to put it back together and start up
most likely its OK
set timing install new belt and pulley fire it up while you at it check the water pump
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Sunday, January 27th, 2008 AT 6:29 PM
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Okay partner It seems that you went to heaven and back to hell.

I agree with BMR go with the flow we'll be here standing by when you need us.

Take your time and do it right one shot 2 kills.

I've read your PM that's why am here.
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Sunday, January 27th, 2008 AT 9:13 PM

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