Timing chain broke

Asked by Jul 17, 2018 at 04:59 PM about the 2005 Dodge Stratus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2005 Dodge Stratus. Was told it sounded
like the timing chain broke and was told to find out
if it's an interference kind. How do I find out if it is
one?

1 Answer

38,635

An "interference motor" is one where the valve's can possibly contact the pistons if the timing is off (and if the timing belt or chain breaks, your timing is definitely going to be off). You can Google your engine type to see whether it is an interference engine or not. I believe the 2.0 is, the 2.4 DOHC is not, not sure about the 2.7 and 3.0. If the timing belt did break, you'd want to open motor up anyhow to inspect for damage. I don't know what motor you have but repair costs may be higher than a used replacement engine or even a remanufactured engine. If you plan on a rebuild your mechanic would obviously (or at least hopefully) know if it's an interference and whether damage to valves and pistons may have occurred.

Your Answer:

Dodge Stratus Experts

  • #1
    Chris Daigle
    Reputation
    660
  • #2
    curry22
    Reputation
    590
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    530
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Charger
36 Great Deals out of 883 listings starting at $1,990
Used Chrysler Sebring
183 listings starting at $3,990
Used Ford Mustang
51 Great Deals out of 1,300 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota Camry
42 Great Deals out of 2,023 listings starting at $2,424
Used Chevrolet Malibu
31 Great Deals out of 1,697 listings starting at $3,795
Used Honda Accord
35 Great Deals out of 1,595 listings starting at $2,925
Used Dodge Ram 1500
22 Great Deals out of 506 listings starting at $4,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
27 Great Deals out of 835 listings starting at $2,750
Used Dodge Durango
24 Great Deals out of 1,103 listings starting at $5,699
Used Dodge Neon
8 listings
Used Honda Civic
108 Great Deals out of 4,750 listings starting at $1,575
Used Chrysler 300
33 Great Deals out of 1,035 listings starting at $3,000

Used Cars for Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.