1998 Plymouth Voyager ENGINE CRANKS WONT START - TIMING BEL

Tiny
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  • 1998 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 83,000 MILES
MY 1998 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER HAS BEEN WELL MAINTAINED AND RUNNING FINE UNTIL TODAY. STARTED VEHICLE, OIL LIGHT REMAINED ON, CHECK OIL LEVEL, IT IS FULL. DROVE A MILE OR SO AND HEARD A WHIRRING / WHINING NOISE IN ENGINE COMPARTMENT. ENGINE STALLED. WILL CRANK BUT MAKES WHIRRING / WHINING NOISE BUT WILL NOT FIRE OR START. IS IT LIKELY MY TIMING BELT HAS FAILED? IF IT HAS FAILED, WHAT TYPE OF DAMAGE CAN I EXPECT? ARE THERE ANY OTHER ITEMS I SHOULD CHECK OR SUGGESTIONS FOR POSSIBLE REPAIR. ALTHOUGH I DO NOT WORK ON CARS REGULARILY, SINCE I HAVE ATEENAGE SON, WE HAVE REPLACED AN ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION OR TWO. SO I CAN NAVIGATE MY WAY AROUND AN ENGINE. PLEASE HELP.
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Monday, December 24th, 2007 AT 3:12 PM

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Tiny
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The good news is that the 2.4 motor is not an interference motor. According to My Napa belt guide, however according to mitchell it is.

If it is cranking faster than normal, that would be a sign of a broken belt. The waterpump may have seized and broke the belt.
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Monday, December 24th, 2007 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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Paul, after doing further research, it turns out that my 2.4L engine is an interference engine. Timing belt failed on highway and stalled. 1 try to turn engine over resulted in whining/whirring sound no start. What is the likelhood of damage to other parts of the engine? If there is damage, what are the likely items that could be damaged? I am trying to determine whether it is worth fixing. Are the Oil Pump and Water pump driven by the timing belt or inside the cover of the timing belt?

Please help.

Thanks
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Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 AT 12:45 PM
Tiny
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You need to pull the head and get a look or replace the belt and try it and see what happens. I have seen everthing from it running fine, to running rough to not starting on an interference motor.

Potential damage is a cracked head, bent valves and/or pistion face damage.

Just the sprocket stick out, the inner cover needs to be removed to get to the pumps.


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Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
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TURNS OUT OIL PUMP SEIZED UP, STRIPPING TEETH OFF OF TIMING BELT, SIMULTANEOUSLY CAUSING THE REAR CAM TO SIEZE. AT THE VERY LEAST WILL NEED NEW TIMING BELT, OIL PUMP AND NEW HEAD. IF LUCKY, NO DAMAGE TO THE BLOCK OR PISTONS, BUT I AM NOT FEELING TOO LUCKY.

ANY FEEDBACK YOU CAN GIVE THAT WOULD MAKE ME FEEL BETTER WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
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Saturday, December 29th, 2007 AT 4:06 PM

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