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Re: lancer gl 2004
You will need to replace the timing belt and the balance shaft belt (if applicable). Your car may not have a balance shaft belt. Mitsubishi did away with that belt, but I can't remember what year it started. At 60,000 miles. And again at every 60,000 miles. You should also replace the accy drive belts at that time. If you don't replace the timing belt and it breaks, severe engine damage WILL happen. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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Timing belt “B” (balancer belt) and related components—2004–2005 Galant and 2004–2005 Lancer 2.4L engine
Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the engine under cover.
Remove the crankshaft damper pulley.
Disconnect the control wiring harness connector, battery wiring harness connector and connector bracket to engine mounting insulator.
Remove the harness bracket. Remove the upper timing belt cover. Remove the water pump pulley. Remove the idler pulley.
Remove the auto tensioner. Remove the lower timing belt cover.
Turn the crankshaft clockwise and align each timing mark to set the number one piston to TDC of its compression stroke.
Remove the timing belt under cover rubber plug and then install special tool MD998738. Screw the special tool until it contacts the timing belt tensioner arm.
The special tool must be screwed in gradually at the rate of a 30 degree turn per second. If it is screwed in all at once, the timing belt tensioner adjuster rod will not easily retract and the tool may bend.
Gradually screw in the special tool and then align the timing belt tensioner adjuster rod set hole “A” with the timing belt tensioner adjuster cylinder set hole “B”.
Insert a wire or pin in the set holes to lock the assembly in place. After removing the special tool, loosen the timing belt tensioner pulley mounting bolts and remove the timing belt. If the belt is being reused be sure to mark the direction of rotation (clockwise) on the belt.
Remove the timing belt tensioner pulley, tensioner arm and adjuster.
Remove the timing belt idler pulley. Remove the timing belt lower cover bracket. Remove the crankshaft position sensor.
Remove the crankshaft pulley center bolt and washer. Remove the drive sprocket. Remove the crankshaft angle sensing blade.
Remove the balancer timing belt tensioner. Remove the timing belt “B” (balancer belt) from its mounting.
Timing belt tensioner adjuster rod set hole “A” and cylinder set hole “B”—2004–2005 Galant and 2004–2005 Lancer 2.4L engine
Belt tension checking—2004–2005 Galant and 2004–2005 Lancer 2.4L engine
Cylinder block plug location—2004–2005 Galant and 2004–2005 Lancer 2.4L engine
Timing belt sprocket alignment—2002–2004–2005 Galant and 2004–2005 Lancer 2.4L engine
Its not really easy to explain over the net. But the front engine cover has to be removed to gain acces to the front of the cams. You will need to remove most al of your belt drive accessories to do this. Its also critical to ensure you line up the timing marks correctly when re assembling (or timing will never be right). You may also want to replace the water pump at this time too...
If the water pump is driven by the timing belt replace it and anything else that is driven by the timing belt(idlers and tensioner) , Also replace the camshaft and crankshaft oil seals while your there. Never hurts to flush the cooling system and add fresh coolant/anti-freeze. Hope this helps