I have a 97 honda crv, I was going about about 35 mph when the timing belt popped. How likely is it that the valves are bent or that I will have to replace anything else other than timing belt? From experience is it most likely, less likely or am I in good shape. I ask because if I have to replace valves or anything else I would rather just buy a new car
My car has 180000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
In most cases when the timing belt breaks while the engine is running, it tends to damage cylinder head hardware first; including valves, retainers, keepers and push rods. It’s very difficult to give you an honest estimate as to what might be the percentage; however, it’s more than likely that some internal engine damage may have occurred.
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