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Do the valves clear the pistons if the timing belt jumps on a 1998 ford contour 4-cylinder?


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2005-11-24 22:53:58
2005-11-24 22:53:58

Sometimes if the timing belt jumps a cog or two at idle the engine will still be OK even on an "interference motor". If, however the belt snaps at highway speeds, it can bend the valves.I hope this helps you. Mark


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ANSWER YES, The valves will hit the top of pistons and either the valves will bend or the pistons will be destroyed.......

If this is a 4cylinder motor, the water pump is located in with the timing belt,and should be replaced by a qualified mechanic, this is a interference motor, if timing belt is not properly installed, motor damage will result. Bent valves, holes in pistons,etc.

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Usually if the timing belt breaks you have to replace the head or the bent valves. Sometimes the damage can be much worse and the entire engine can be wiped out. When the timing belt breaks, your cams and valves stop moving but the pistons don't. The pistons will smash against the stopped valves and bent them and on some occasions can break pistons as well.

On an interference engine it can damage the valves, heads, and pistons.

an engine where, in the event that the timing is off or if the timing belt breaks, the pistons can collide with the valves and actually do damage.

The 2.5 L Duratec engine has two timing chains so yes, it's interference. They usually can handle 200k miles though. If it breaks, it is likely smashed the valves.

the ZETEC engine used in the 1999 ZX2 is a non-interference engine. This means that the pistons will not contact the valves when the timing belt breaks. Because of this, the valves will not be bad if the timing belt breaks

The engine will not run, possibly damaging valves and pistons.

The valves can hit the tops of the pistons damaging or breaking either.

It could if the valves made contact with the pistons in an interference engine.

do you mean is a Honda engine an interference engine? in which the valves will get bent by the pistons if the timing belt fails? then yes.

The main cause for bent valves is a failure in the timing chain or belt. When the valves and pistons are not exactly in sync, they can collide.

It can, because when the timing chain/ belt fails, the pistons and valve are no longer in time, and the valves can be pen when the piston comes back up. This can cause bent valves, and piston damage. this is wrong a 2.3 is not a critical clearance engine the valves will never hit the pistons.

Yes it will wreck the valves and maybe the pistons.

Yes, If the timing is not right on. The pistons will bend your valves.

Yes. If the timing is off, the pistons will damage the valves

The pistons hit the valves and your engine is basically ruined.

The Simple answer is yes the piston its the valves and possibly damage the pistons

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