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Old 09-30-2012, 07:23 PM   #18
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I doubt a snapped belt "destroyed the engine" as it would seem to spin freely on the starter motor and it was stated the initial stall wasn't "catastrophic" (or noisy) in nature. A timing belt that lost a few teeth however is a possibility; a compression check would have helped determine if that was the case.

Let us know what the final diagnosis from the mechanic is. Hopefully it's something simple and inexpensive.
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