Snapped Timing Belt

The most common reasons to have to push a car into the shop are a failed starter, or something majorly wrong with the engine. When this Odyssey got pushed into the shop, it was because the engine was damaged. The timing belt had been replaced recently, and it had snapped.


The timing belt had snapped and started winding itself around the crank gear, and you can see that it actually damaged the metal guide by cramming so much belt in there. The technician that had worked on it quickly installed a new belt and cranked the engine to perform compression tests, and a leakdown test confirmed bent valves on a couple of cylinders. I think this actually ended up getting a new cylinder head or two instead of just a couple new valves.

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