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Have you already taken the belt off and out one on?
Did you try and start the motor ?
There are two different types of tensioners, mech and hydro.
Also the valves will hit the pistons on these engines , Damage may have occured to the heads/ valves when the belt broke.
The belt timing procedure is extensive. The mechanical tensioner looks like this .
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The dodge info is very good, But the pictures are not the best. Auto zone has a great amount of info on their web site
If you have any questions at all please , just reply here.
The autozone info is avail always , this post can get closed. Hope this helps alot.
Hi- I was not expecting to get paid, for that info., I must have hit the "ANSWER" instead of "NEED INFO" button. If you already have that great info from auto-zone ( the info is word for word from the factory manual, but the picture quality is great and there is a warning about the interferance design of this engine) The dealer info does not even mention possible damage from a loss belt- only warnings about improper install. , what question do you really want? Yes, the valves are likely damaged and the clyinder head will have to come off and be replaced or rebuilt. I have only seen one or two neons thats were not damaged , And those loss the belt on start up, But the only way to tell is to put the new belt on and try and start the engine. If you put the belt on wrong you will damage the engine .