Question about 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer
Car got real hot and blew head gasket. replaced head gasket. still sounds like timing is off.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like ther might be an intermittent ignition (spark) problem... when the plugs don't fire, they will get wet with fuel...
So check all of the ignition components, make sure there are no loose connections to the coils are plug wires.
It is also possible that there might be a problem in the fuel injection, such as an injector stuck open and continuously feeding fuel to its cylinder (which would show as only ONE plug being wet), or possibly a bad fuel pressure regulator, letting fuel pressure in the injector rail go too high and causing an over-rich mixture and engine flooding (symptomatic of ALL plugs being wet).
Once the engine is "flooded" it is sometimes hard to "clear" the engine with modern injection systems, but try this: Hold the accelerator to steadily to the floor while cranking --- DO NOT PUMP THE PEDAL! --- This will allow the maximum amount of air to mix with the overage of fuel in the cylinders and help the engine to eliminate the excess without also adding too much back in...
If you still can't get it to fire off doing the above, then remove the fuel pump relay or fuse and repeat the above until the engine tries to run.... It will run briefly until it fuel starves and dies. Then replace whichever you removed and try starting again with fuel delivery back in service.
Velma, I would have answered this sooner, but I've been on a "road trip" and only recently got back home. If you still have problems, please post a comment describing as best you can the situation --- you have to be my eye, ears, nose, and hands in this long distance effort! Also let me know why the head gasket blew, if known... Racing or overheating? If this does help, please remember to rate my assistance --- your approval is my ONLY compensation for providing this help!
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
SOURCE: 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer
cant tell u how to replace the belt its eith in the engin or on the sidewith a cover over timing belt that is.. to set timinmg when your pistons are fully at top of engine turn back 1/8 of a turn right bf top dead center.. valve chould be closed on 1first clyder if not then this means your on the second strock..has to be on first stroke..turn over again then set piston at top with valve closed..your cam should fall in place..note if u remove the cam MAKE SURE U MARK THE CAP TO THE POSTION AND DIRECTION YOU TOOK IT OFF>> if not you will end up with a warped cam and rod caps wore and warped..
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
there is a little mark on the crankshaft which you line up with the 'o' mark on the casing ..
remove the cam cover and look at the cam you should see a nob on the cam about 3 th lob and that should be facing just left of the engine ..
if you have a turbo there is two notchs on the injection pump pully ..if turbo there is a 't' mark on the rear of the cover the notch on the pully should mark up with the 't'..
the timing is set..
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
Review this diagrams:
Fig. Timing belt sprocket alignment -3.5L engine
Fig. Align the timing belt sprockets as indicated before removing the timing belt-1.5L engine
Fig. Align the timing belt sprockets as indicated before removing the timing belt-1995-00 1.5L engine
Fig. Camshaft and crankshaft sprocket alignment for proper timing belt replacement-1.8L and 2.0L SOHC engines
Fig. Silent shaft sprocket alignment marks for belt replacement-1.8L and 2.0L SOHC engines
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Posted on Aug 24, 2009
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