Timing Belt!

mitsubishi
outlander

#1

I have a 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander with 117,000 miles and have never replaced the timing belt. ($650.00 estimate) Am I living on borrowed time? Should I get it done NOW? Is there any way to tell that it’s ABOUT to go, before it actually happens and destroys the engine??


#2

Always service the timing belt at the recommended interval the manufacturer provides. Especially if the engine is an interference engine like yours is. There’s no way to determine if a timing belt is ready to fail.

That $650.00 estimate to replace the timing belt will sound real cheap compared to if the timing belt fails, and you’re handed an estimate of up to $4000,00 to repair the engine damage.

Tester


#3

The timing belt interval for whatever silly reason is 60k on Mits. So you almost doubled it. So what do you think?


#4

A dozen or more Mitsubishis have shown up at my door with tossed timing belts and 100% of them had internal damage. Some were trashed beyond repair.


#5

Thanks for the input- I’m on my way to the dealer, which 75 wilderness miles away…wish me luck!


#6

Wilderness miles? Where u at? Id look into doing it yourself. Thats what we tend to do if we live in the wilderness. Would be a fun and interesting/learning project