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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, Help in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Well, I Have A 97 Cadillac Catera And My Timing Belt Is Broken. How Can I Tell If The Valves ...
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    NMALLOY is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Well, I Have A 97 Cadillac Catera And My Timing Belt Is Broken. How Can I Tell If The Valves On My Engine Are Damage. Does Is Automatically Damage The Valves When It Breaks. Help Please!!!!!!

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    Re: Help

    I am pretty sure the catera engine is an interference engine, but im not real sure... You would be REALLY lucky if no damage was done.....

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    Re: Help

    Yes, wes, you are correct.

    Once you start it up again with everything correct (belt on, referance marks aligned etc).. then you'll know.

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    Re: Help

    I guess you could just align everything and hope it works out!!!

    Good luck!

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