Are valves bent from broken timing belt
My car has 104000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
According to Gates Timing Belt Application Catalog your engine is classified as an interference engine. Unless the catalog is in error (catalog errors are not unprecedented and so calling Gates Technical Support is highly recommended) that classification means that if the timing belt breaks on your engine during operation, such could cause damage to the valves, pistons and other parts. Whether damage has occurred during a breakage incident is speculative though unless and until the engine is carefully examined. If you are having a problem with the engine and you desire an expert diagnostic, performed at your location by a certified mechanic, please use the YourMechanic website to request a diagnostic. If you have additional concerns or follow up questions, please let us know.
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