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Old 07 Mar 2009, 06:03 pm
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Post Timing Belt 2001 Limited 2.4L

Lost a timing belt while driving on the freeway. What have others experienced regarding piston or valve damage on the 2.4L when loosing the timing belt?
I have the experience to replace the belt, etc. Just need some guidance.
How can you tell if there is piston or valve damage?
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 12:47 am
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Only 2 ways:
1 - do the belt, then do a compression test.
2 - take off the head and look.
The pistons should be okay, but the valves can collide.
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 10:26 pm
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Post Re: Timing Belt 2001 Limited 2.4L

Thank you for your quick reply. I've decided to remove the head.
Have you had the head off of a 2.4L? If so are there any tricks that you could share?
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