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