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Wrong, this is not an interference engine. The moving parts will not touch, so you will be fine. Replace the belt.

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YES, that may have caused a lot of damage to that engine. lets start with bent valves,damage pistons,push rods ,cam shaft,some cases crank shaft. well if everything went wrong engine overhaul/rebuild will be needed.

'''on the other hand'''

if you were lucky, the engine shut down quickly enough to prevent damage.it has happened. good luck!

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Q: You have a 1999 ford contour the timing belt broke and the car stopped running could you have damage to the engine The ball bearings also fell out?
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