Changed timing belts on 1997 mitsubishi galant ES. when started it made a loud clunking noise and died. It's obvious i missed some timing marks. the mechanic working with me is currently unavailable. He gave me detailed instructions but now the car just cranks.How do I make sure the cam and crank shaft are back in sync along with the other shafts that need to be aligned.
Country: United StatesMake: mitsubishiModel: galant esYear: 1997Engine: 2.4 SOHC
tried to align the timing marks as given by another mechanic but now the car will not start so I timing marks were probably off to begin with
Hi,do you have all The timing marks ligned up correctly now ,also did the clunking noise come from the top or bottom of the engine?
I did have all the timing marks aligned with the diagram and directions you gave to me. How do i check to see if the cam and crank shafts are in sync along with the other sprockets
You are going to have to start all over from the beginning of the install instructions once you get to the last step everything is in sync ,however this loud clunking noise concerns me that something has been damaged.I know this is not what you want to hear.
17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
I am worried as well. thank you Mike for all the help and confirmation of specs. I will inform you when i repeat the steps and tell you the results. wish me luck
Will do ,I hope this works out for you.
Hi Mike, Well my worst fears have happened. i double checked the steps from the beginning and the same thing. the motor just cranks but sounds more like a whine. i feel no resistance or anything moving really. How do I start to check for engine damages? Is it worth repairing?? I have limited funds so i have to do it myself. in the mean time I had to give my car to my stepdaughter since she just got her first job. She wants her car instead and i don't blame her. How should I check things out?thanks, Rex
I'm sorry to hear that,ok your going to need to remove The oil pan first,let's start there mainly we are looking for a bent rod if the rod is bent you will most likely be able to move The rid bearing cap side to side with your hand. Also check The pain for metal debris. Let's determine what happened then we can figure out if it's worth fixing. Do this and let me know,thanks.
Ok, thanks Mike and will let you know shortly