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I have a 98 mitsubishi mirage and I just replaced the timing

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I have a 98 mitsubishi mirage and I just replaced the timing belt, I test drove it when I was finished and it seemed to be fine, next day I pulled it out of my parking spot and stepped on the throttle and it bogged down , if I put in neutral or park the idol will rise slowly,
I have replaced the TPS hoping it would fix the issue but no change,
Please help me...
Sgt Osborne US Army
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

Hi there,

If it did not have this symptom before changing the timing belt, you need to reinspect the timing belt installation, including correct timing, (marks all line up) and belt tensioner set correctly.

Hopefully the belt has not jumped teeth.

Gary

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
After I changed it, it was fine until the next day
Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

I would still check the belt timing.

Seen this too many to count on many engines.

Gary

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
K Thank u
Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

Hope you sort it out.

Wishing you well.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

Hi again,

Did you sort this out?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I bought a timing light to try to fix it but I can't figure out how to use it on this engine
Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

I think you should be looking at the cam timing first, like I have suggested.

No point in checking ignition timing if the cam timing is wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA2MAj4gzHU

This might help for ignition timing.

Gary

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Lol I was afraid of that
Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

Ok, like all timing belt engines, it is VITAL that the cam timing is correct, and fitted correctly, tensioned etc.

I'd say it jumped for sure.

If it jumps again, valves will bend.

Gary

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