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2001 PT Cruiser: know if it has and interference engine

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I have 2001 PT Cruiser and I need to know if it has and interference engine?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 years ago.

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This engine is not interference as far as piston-to-valve. If the timing belt breaks the valves won't contact the pistons and bend. If the intake and exhaust cams are turned separate from each other the valves can hit each other, but this shouldn't really be an issue.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
My car jumped time and the timing belt broke. It looks like the exhaust cam runs the ingination, I need to know how do I get the cams back in time with the crank shaft?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 years ago.

Here is a picture of the timing marks.



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