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Second opinion] I have a 2002 PT cruiser with 2.4 liter engine that quit on an exit ramp at 30mph if the timing belt broke will the engine valves be bent
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Chrysler Mechanic: Mike V.v, Technician replied 6 months ago

In all honesty, they will likely be bent. One saving grace may be that you weren't accelerating, so the engine rpms and load might have been slow enough to not have damaged the valves.

Options are either replace the belt and find out or have a leak down test performed. This will tell you if the valves are bent prior to replacing the belt.

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