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97 Hyundai Sonata Gl

Timing belt went south. what are the odds that the may valves may have had an encounter with the pistons . 4 cyl engine

Since this IS an “interference” engine, it is not a question of whether valves and pistons collided. Instead, it is a question of how many valves and pistons collided. This could get very pricey.

The odds are 99%+.

I have a feeling that the damage to the engine will cost more to repair than the car is worth.

The odds are about 100%. This is why Hyundai recommends periodic replacement of the timing belt.