2005 Caravan 4 cyl. Timing belt broke-engine trashed?



2005 Dodge Caravan [4 cyl.] timing belt broke going 60 MPH on highway- is the engine any good? One opinion is that the engine needs to be replaced.


According to Gates this engine is not an interference engine. The engine should not be trashed. A properly installed new belt, tensioner, and water pump are in order.

So, have you been procrastinating on the scheduled maintenance?


The Long Stroke 2.4L Chrysler four banger is one of a few newer engines that is not a interference engine. http://www.gates.com/part_locator/index.cfm?location_id=3598
Chances are good it just needs a new belt. And you might as well also do the water pump and tensioner for good measure while its apart.