First, get yourself a library book on your car with photos for it is a complex procedure. And you need tools. As was said the timing gear times when the valves open(when the piston ain't there) and close(before the piston gets there) because they will hit each other if they both are open and up.(New engine).
So, even if you can't get a library book, read up info about the procedure and if in doubt take it to a mechanic. At this time I would suggest that the car be towed if teeth are missing. You may be lucky that the belt tightness was great enough not to have it slip yet. But this is not driveable.
Monday, December 11th, 2006 AT 4:32 PM