Having problems with your 2006 Dodge Stratus ?

Timing belt broke...was told i need new engine..is this right?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-10-2018

Answers :

The 2.4L four has a belt and is not an interference engine according to the Gates timing belt application chart for your vehicle (check it out on Gates.com.) The 2.7L V-6 doesn't show that it needs a belt--so it has either a timing chain and gears or just gears. If the belt broke on the 2.4L four, you should be able to put on a new belt and go. The engine should not be damaged.

If the timing chain on the V-6 broke then engine damage may have occurred. Chain engines are sometimes not listed as interference because breaking a chain is so rare. The damage would probably be bent valves and damaged piston tops. The labor involved in repairing all that might cost more than just getting a rebuilt engine and putting it in.
That is an interference engine so the valve in the cylinder head are probably bent. The head need to be remove and repaired, this will cost less than the entire engine rebuild
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