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What do you line up after you change a timing belt on a 93,mitis ,galant to get it back in time.

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  • Tim Spear
    Tim Spear May 11, 2010

    1. You NEVER turn the cam and crank with the belt off... is it a 4 or a v-6 ?

  • Jay Rodriguez May 11, 2010

    what do you have 1.8L or 2.0L.

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If you dont already know the asnwer, you shouldnt attempt this repair yourself. Most mitsu engines are what are known as INTERFERANCE engines. Meaning the engine must be run only when in time, and if the timing ever jumps or the belt breaks while running, the pistons may hit the valves and damage the valves, head, or pistons. Even if it didnt jump when it blew the belt...and you didnt damage it, incorrect installation (And its very easy to get multicams off 1 tooth till youve done a few) can cause it to bend valves when you cr ank it up and increase the cost of repair exponentially.
At the very least, go to a parts store or to an online service like ALLDATA and download or purchase the procedure with pictures of the marks and the correct alignment procedure. WIthout this info, the job cannot be done

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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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 right 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.
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So if you have over 60k miles on the car go ahead and change the belt, and while you have it apart replace the water pump.

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Both of these engines are "Interference Engines" which means that if the timing belt breaks, severe engine damage is likely to result.

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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 right 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.
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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.
Line up the TDC timing mark on the cover to the mark on the pulley, take off the lower pulleys,
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the engine under cover.
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  3. Disconnect the control wiring harness connector, battery wiring harness connector and connector bracket to engine mounting insulator.
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