is my engine a free flow intermediate engine 2004 isuzu t...

Q: is my engine a free flow intermediate engine

asked by on June 21, 2016

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.

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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