Question about 2003 Mitsubishi Galant
The steering box oil leak and the timing belt problem may or may not be related. Oil will deteriorate belts. Timing belts should be changed from about 60,000 to 80,000 max. Most people neglect changing there timing belt (yours was probably over due). The overhead cam performance, inexpensive price of the automobile, and the room to have a larger motor in a smaller car all hinge on the timing belt design that you benefit from. The only down fall of this design is the fact that in higher performance versions of this engine , if the timing belt breaks the pistons will hit and bend/break the overhead valves. That is why manufacturers give you a breakdown of when you should be performing scheduled maintenance in your owners manual or warranty manual. Depending on the cost of the repair sometimes it is cheaper to replace the head with a complete assembly from a salvage yard than pay some one to rebuild the one you have . If your funds are limited I would price the repair both ways. A used head assembly might be less than the cost of the valves. your sweat equity can save you money.
Posted on Nov 06, 2010
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