Question about Mitsubishi Montero Sport
1997 monterosport: 3000 24valve v6. motor ran hot and shut down. motor cooled and restarted. smoke came out of drivers side timing belt cover and motor rattles from the opposite side. need help diagnosing problem and was the overheating caused by possible timing belt issue. is the likelyhood of catastrophic damage enevitable?
The most likely senario is that the water pump went bad which caused the overheating in the first place. Then after the engine shut down, the water pump seized up. When the engine was restarted, the timing belt started to smoke because the water pump, which runs off the timing belt, was not turning. Since the engine overheated to the point of shutting down, blown head gaskets are a possibility. Put a new timing belt and water pump on it and start it up. If it runs OK, you're good to go.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
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