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How To Change A Timing Belt on 2003 Mitsubishi Spyder GS 2.4L 4cyl? Is it difficult to do? I am mechanically inclined but have heard horror stories about it.

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Removal & Installation

2.4L Engine

  1. If possible, position the engine so the No. 1 piston is at TDC.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the splash shield under the engine.
  4. Safely support the weight of the engine and remove the engine mount and bracket assembly.
  5. Remove the drive belts and the timing belt covers.
    NOTE If timing belts are going to be reused, mark the direction of rotation on the belt. This will ensure the belt is reinstalled in same direction, extending belt life.
  6. To loosen the timing (outer) belt tensioner, install special tool MD998738 or equivalent, to the slot and screw inward to move tensioner toward the water pump. Once the tension has been relieved, remove the outer timing belt.
  7. If tensioner replacement is required, align the pin hole in the tensioner rod to the hole in the tensioner cylinder. Insert a 0.055 inch (1.4 mm) wire in the hole and remove the special tool from the slot. With the cylinder tension relieved, remove the auto tensioner cylinder assembly two mounting bolts.
  8. Remove the outer crankshaft sprocket and flange.
  9. Loosen the silent shaft (inner) belt tensioner and remove the belt. If pulley replacement is required, remove the center adjusting bolt.
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    Fig. Exploded view of the inner (B) timing belt and related components-1999 2.4L engine

  10. Remove the crankshaft pulley retainer bolts and remove the pulley.

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    Fig. You will probably have to use a special tool to remove the crankshaft pulley bolt-1999 2.4L engine

  11. Remove the crankshaft sprocket retainer bolt and washer from the sprocket, if used, and remove sprocket. If sprocket is difficult to remove, the appropriate puller may be used. If no bolts are used on the sprocket, use the appropriate puller to reHow To Change A Timing - 0996b43f80222147.jpgbr /> 0996b43f80222147.jpg

    Fig. If you-re having trouble removing the sprocket, you may have to use a suitable puller

  12. Hold the camshaft stationary using the hexagon cast between journals No. 2 and 3 and remove the retainer boltHow To Change A Timing - 0996b43f80222148.jpgt from the camshaft.
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