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1999 Mitsubishi Lancer - Question on timing belt

Can a broken timing belt destroy my engine

Yes it can. seems nearly all Mitsu engines are interference. That means the engine bends a lot of expensive parts if the belt breaks.

Why do you ask? Has it already happened? Or is a mechanic telling you the timing belt needs to be replaced at a wallet burning cost?