Need a diagram of how to replace timing belt
All Mitsubishi cars pretty much hide the water pump under the timing belt. You should buy all new belts for the car and if you have 150,000+ miles consider replacing the water pump at the same time.
You will have to take off the power steering belt . First
, take off the negative battery cable so you do not blow an expensive
fuse on the positive battery cable clamp. Facing the back of the
car , reach UNDER the alternator and loosen the bolt on the bottom
side, now loosen the bolt on the adjuster block on top, you can now turn
the adjuster bolt and move the alternator to change the belt.
To take off the steering pump belt on the front of the motor,
you need to loosen the nut on the back side of the pulley it holds the
adjuster pulley in place . With the adjuster pulley loose , you can use the adjuster bolt to move
the pulley to adjust the steering pump belt.
Now take off the upper belt cover, support the motor, take off the motor mount, jack up the right front corner of the car, take off the front right tire, take off the engine plastic under cover.
up the TDC timing mark on the cover to the mark on the pulley, check that the dot on the cam lines up with the timing arrow on the head, take off the lower pulleys,
take off the lower
engine cover, observe the timing marks/arrows and highlight with
paint (crank marks and cam marks should all line up if not , put the lower cover and pulley back on and rotate the
crankshaft one full turn.), loosen the timing belt tensioner pulley
,take off the timing belt, counter balancer belt if there is one. Now
you can unbolt the water pump, scrape the
gasket, and replace it.
The good news is, if you have tools,a
compressor, an air gun (for lower pulley bolt), patience , and four to
eight hours to kill, you can actually save money and do it your self.
Jan 05, 2011 |
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer