1997 Plymouth Neon Broken timing belt

Tiny
BRIANT99
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  • 1997 PLYMOUTH NEON
Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Plymouth Neon 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I have a 1997 neon with a 2.0 ohc engine. It threw the timing belt and I need to know if this engine is an interference motor. If there is a good possibility that it has a bent valve, then I am not even going to bother fixing it. Thank you for any info.
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 6:12 PM

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Tiny
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The 2.0 Liter SOHC and DOHC engines used in the Neon are interference engines. If the timing belt broke while driving there is about a 6 in 10 chance a valve came in contact with the piston. The only way to know for sure is to replace the belt and perform a compression check to see if any valves are not sealing.

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 6:32 PM
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Thank you for the response, I appreciate the help.
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 7:33 PM

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