2001 DODGE STRATUS TIMING BELT

  • Tiny
  • halospop
  • 2001 Dodge Stratus

Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Dodge Stratus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 163000 miles

will replacing the belt after it has broken fix the problem or will the heads have to be reworked?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 AT 11:50 PM

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  • legitimate007
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Well there is a very good chance that you bent a couple of valves and possibly damaged a piston or two when the belt snapped. So you will need to do a compression test also. That will give you a good idea if you need to replace some valves. Of course set the timing with the new timing belt first, otherwise you'll do more damage.

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 AT 4:39 AM

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