Need to replace the timing belt on a mitsubishi mirage de 2000, so we need timing help, etc. Also is it worth it to do it yourself? not too hard if you know cars?
If you know nuts and bolts its pretty easy. Just strip down the motor to the timing case. The harmonic balancer is always run off the crank, so that is the best way to determine where to go.
The only special tools you should need is a harmoninc balancer puller. Cost about $50-$100, but some auto parts store will rent it to you for free with a deposit to insure it's return.
Timing marks on most vehicals these days are right on the crank and motor. The two triangles should point right at each other. On the cam the timing mark is a little notch on the gear, this should line up with the little notch on the timing case. Remember that the crank turns twice to each cam turn, so when you put the new belt on, turn over the motor to insure correct timing and crank placement.
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Mar 26, 2010 |
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage