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Old 06-20-2009, 10:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2001 Tracker that has a 2.5L v-6 motor and they say it just broke the timing belt. Could the valves be bent in this motor or can they just replace the belt and maybe a few accessories while they are in there? I just want to make sure it's worth fixing this before I get a surprise bill. Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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belt. what belt.

DOHC, 3 CHAINS

whats id doing, or not doing.?
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Just driving down the road and it died. The shop did a diagnosis and said it was the chain (not the belt like I said). Is this going to be real bad or just a chain or two and no other damage? Thanks.
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more than likely, valve damage. a leakdown test will confirm that..
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most 16valve trackers , have interference motors.

if your V6 does, and i think it does.
then it most likely has bent valves at the least.

the damage is made worse by speed at the point of loss of chain.

some times, the chain an slip a tooth or 2 and not HIT but will have so bad compression the motor will die and save itself.

its like juggling molotov cocktails

real hard to predict results.
90 % report, bad news.

one must take motor down to access the damage, DYI
or
in a quality shop , a Fiber optic bore scope. , look see damage.

$200 in chain parts.
or new heads
or new motor.

cross fingers for you.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i would have the mechanic do a compression test and that will tell you wether it has bent valves before you start pulling heads off however i find it very unuasal the chain just broke unless it has been very rattley for a long time
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we had there 3 chain , drop this year, this forum.

there are PPL that drive cars , with the motor screaming for help.

howling like a love struck dog in full moon.....

why is a wonder.?

yes, a long time...

and you are correct. fix chain, $400

oops , bad motor.

look for battered pistions.

heads off ,if true.

or , bore scope it.
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