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Good mechanic in Atl GA area?

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I have a 2002 Dodge Neon with a timing belt problem. Car will not start, it tries to crank, but just wont do it. Its getting spark but low compression. Had someone diagnosis it as a timing belt problem but they dont do timing belts.

If there is anyone here who can do it themselves in the Atlanta/Smyrna area thatd be great, and would be paid obvipusly, or if you can recommend someone you know or a local shop that is fair I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks.
 

TomD

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The Marietta/Smyrna area is crammed with small auto shops. Call a NAPA Auto Parts near you and tell them what you're trying to get done and see who they recommend. They know the local mechanics.

BTW: From what I know of timing belts, I guess they could skip a cog and get out of time but usually they work or they fail, and when they fail you're not moving at all and have maybe wrecked the motor.
 

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What tom said is correct.....My timing belt just went on a 86 volvo. Luckily volvo made a non interference engine.

If your make/model isnt a non interference engine and you tried to start your car without a timing belt you have effectively ruined your engine. Time for a rebuild.

Good luck
 

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What tom said is correct.....My timing belt just went on a 86 volvo. Luckily volvo made a non interference engine.

If your make/model isnt a non interference engine and you tried to start your car without a timing belt you have effectively ruined your engine. Time for a rebuild.

Good luck
thank goodness for the engineers at the big three for programing in obsolescence
I'm sure they think that 12 years is far too long for a car to be on the road anyway