2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Timing Belt


#1

What happens to the 4 cylinder engine when the timing belt snaps?

Do the valves smash into the pistons and destroy the engine or does the engine just coast to a stop??

My daughter has ignored her dealer’s request that she change the timing belt for the last 20,000 miles (she is at 86,000 now).

Thanks



John


#2

Mitsubishi engines are interference engines. So if the timing belt fails, she’s looking at major engine repairs.

Tester