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It's possible, but you won't know until you put a replacement belt on and check the compression. If any of the valves have come in contact with a piston, that cylinder will not have compression. if this is a dual overhead cam, dont waste your time installing the new timing belt. remove a valve cover and check to see if your valve train is loose. if it is, you will need to have the heads rebuilt or replaced... there is "0" clearence for your intake valves... if the engine continued to turn after the belt broke, all the intake valves will be bent ( i already went through this on my 95... yeah it pissed me off too)

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Q: Do you have to replace the engine if the timing belt has snapped on a 1992 Pathfinder?
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