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Q: is my engine a free flow intermediate engine

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If my timing belt breaks will it mess up my valves and ruin the motor

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

A: Your engine is an interference motor that m...

Your engine is an interference motor that may bend the valves if your timing belt breaks. If you are having a problematic belt, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to replace your timing belt.

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