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Experience:  19 Yrs Chrysler/Dodge Technician..ASE Master Certified(L-1)
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Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring: how can you tell if the valves

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how can you tell if the valves are bent
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Brad replied 2 years ago.
Well you can do a compression check and/or pull the head. If the compression is @0psi then there's a good chance it's bent.. I also have a borescope I use to inspect them.. Hope this helps,Brad
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
wasgoing down the road and timming belt broke would valves hit the pistons.
Expert:  Brad replied 2 years ago.
It could but you would need to install a timing belt and see if you have compression..
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
have put new one on but wont start when trying to time it there is a bit of slack on thecrankshaft abou two teeth off mark
Expert:  Brad replied 2 years ago.
I've attached the timing.. It needs to be correct then see if it will start..
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
when you get to tdc the crank will roll about 2 teeth real free
Expert:  Brad replied 2 years ago.
I'm not sure I follow what your saying, Roll about 2 teeth real free? Is the belt slipping?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no when you roll grank to tdc the crank will roll you can turn it by hand so it is hard to get belt on.you can roll it about 2 teeth by hand
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
when you get tdc and start to put the belt on it will turn 2teeth and stop.
Expert:  Brad replied 2 years ago.
If the crankshaft stops then it's hitting a valve. Install the belt correctly and see if you have compression.. If you have installed the belt and it was wrong it could have bent the valves..