Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Broken timing belt

asked by on

My Jeep Liberty 2012 2,8 crd broke its timing belt, a lot was damage now they have to replace the engine with a brand new one. Will it give more problems or it will be as good as getting a new vehicle once they put the new engine?

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Installing a new engine will obviously solve the problems related to the timing belt damage. As for the question of more problems, this is not really something that can be guaranteed, although I would recommend checking into the warranty on the work done. Be sure to keep a log of the mileage on the new engine and maintain proper service intervals in order to avoid potentially running into the same problems in the future.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Got a flat tire had to get it plugged. Tires are under warranty but dealership said it has to be leaking

Yes, this is a sound repair. I don't call any repair permanent as a matter of principle. If the repair was done appropriately, it will last the life of the tire. The dealership would make the same repair. If that...

Q: Motor blowed up 1994 Mazda B3000

Hello - replacement prices can vary widely for a used engine from a recycler, or a used "Japanese Domestic Market" engine shipped from Japan. They have much more stringent emissions than the U.S., and very good condition engines are available...

Q: Whole car pulls on acceleration

Torque steer is very common in front wheel drive vehicles, generally due to the unequal length of the half-shafts. However, If the vehicle is equipped with electric power steering, this condition could be considered “normal.” If the steering angle sensor...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.