What To Do When Your Timing Belt Breaks -EricTheCarGuy
This topic comes up quite often. Last week, a 2002 Honda Civic with a 1.7L came in with a broken timing belt and I had time to shoot some video about what I do when a situation like this comes up. The tendency is to assume the worst, but I say hope for the best and try a new belt first before you go ripping cylinder heads off. Who knows, you might just get lucky. D Serieis Timing Belt Video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/honda-d-series-engine-timing-belt-replacement- 1989-2007-honda-civic-vmanual Link to Extended Version of this Video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-web/13-premium-content-videos/ 1495-what-to-do-when-your-timing-belt-breaks-extended-version Thanks for watching! The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/62482- what-to-do-when-your-timing-belt-breaks#159664 Related Videos The Basic Parts of an Engine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saPGX-1qC4M Hoarding Parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdKH2NzzkNs Civic Timing Belt Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoJcAS58CHg Crank No Start Diagnosis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBUYs539cy4 No Crank, No Start Diagnosis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrqkhZmDnHQ Useful articles. Engine overheat: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-do-when-your-engine-overheats No start problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-no-start-problems Idle issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems Performance issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues Diagnosing Noises: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/diagnosing-noises-in-your-car Diagnosing Vibrations: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/determining-the-causes-of-vehicle-vibratio ns Electrical Problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-electrical-problems Brake Issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-brake-problems Transmission issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-transmission-problems HVAC problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-hvac-problems Buying a Used Car: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-look-for-in-a-used-car-purchase Leaks: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-leaks MPG: http://ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-the-causes-of-poor-mpg The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Social Network Links Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/ericthecarguy Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.
Broken Timing Belt damages some Engines without Piston to Valve Interference
(RockAuto.com is a MotorWeek Sponsor) Next to some timing belt engine applications in the RockAuto.com catalog is the note "Interference Engine." This usually means the pistons will hit the valves if the timing belt breaks or slips while the engine is running. MotorWeek's Pat Goss explains that some dual overhead cam (DOHC) engines are severely damaged by a broken timing belt even if the pistons do not hit the valves.
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