1999 Altima Timing Chain / interferance engine?
Is the engine in a 99 altima an interference engine? While driving the car it suddenly stopped running, upon inspection the lower timing chain is broken!
If this is an interefernce engine how much damage could possilby have been done? Would a compression / leak down test determine if any valves are bent? How tough of a job to replace the chain?
I realize this is very vague but I am looking for some answers to determine if I will go farthur on this car or not.
It is a 99 altima with 188,000 miles and has really been trouble free till this event happened.