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Old 08-24-2011, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need help! My timing belt broke on my 03 sonata 2.7L and i know its an interference engine but is there anyway to tell other than putting a new belt on if the valves, head, pistons, etc..have any damage? The mechanic has already warned me about the probability but I am just wandering if I should pay to have the timing belt repalced and cross my fingers and pray no major damage or should I just save that 160.00 and start looking to either repair the head or replace the motor...Just don't know which way I should go!
Has anyone had a broken timing belt while driving 75 mph and had no other damage or am I just out of luck?
If this matters when the engine shut off, I did not try to restart it..which I have heard that is what causes the major damage!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not that big-a-deal to flip belt on and start engine,,, just make sure crank pulley in place so belt dont walk off and make a mess... if it run, put the covers on and call it a day.. if it act wrong, then spend money on furhter diag & tear down/repairs of your choosing

I do have a used Bank 1 cylinder head.. Bank 2 got damaged when liner in #6 dropped and trashed the cylinder,, got warranty engine replace.
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