timing belt VS timing chain - Page 2 - Jeep Patriot Forums Mar 13, 2008I think I've heard this before referred to as an interference design versus a non-interference design. An interference engine will sustain major damage in the event of a broken timing belt, whereas a non-interference engine will simply stop working until the timing belt is replaced.Author: OzzyzeroHas anone replaced their timing belt?Nov 26, 2015Timing belt interval?Nov 16, 2008See more results Jeep Patriot Timing Belt Or Chain ? (2007 – 2017) | Auto Jeep Patriot Timing Belt Or Chain ? (2007 – 2017) Does A Jeep Patriot Have A Timing Belt (Cambelt) Or A Chain? Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a Jeep Patriot. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.