Timing belt

chrysler
lebaron

#1

1985 chrysler 2.2 no turbo 54,000 miles body good is it worth putting timing belt in ? is this a “interferiance” engine ? ie belt break kiss valves goodby?


#2

If you parked the car and it then it would not start, the valves are fine.


#3

still driving car. pops thru intake when driving.


#4

No it’s not an interference.


#5

If the car is otherwise in good ahape then yes, it is worth putting a new timing belt in, especially of this is tha original belt. 25 years is an awfully long time to go on a belt.

I’m guessing that you’ve not done any diagnosis for the popping and are assuming it’s caused by a stretched timing belt, that may have jumped a cog, causing the valves to be out of synch with the crank. I’m guessing that you’re probably correct. Whether you are or not, you are long overdue for a new belt.