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Timing belt breaks, engine is no good
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1996 Mazda B-Series Pickup Extended Cab B2300 SE 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I was beyond shocked to find out that my engine was no good after my timing belt broke. My 1996 Mazda B2300 SE extended cab pickup broke the timing belt at engine idle. The mechanic informed me that the 2.3 liter engines in these pickups are considered to be interference engines, which means when the timing belt breaks, the pistons will destroy the and bend the valves in the engine, making the engine useless.


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