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Timing belt replacement cause a 2002 mitsubishi eclipse to

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timing belt replacement cause a 2002 mitsubishi eclipse to shift hard into 3rd gear?
JA: How many miles are on the timing belt? Have you ever had to change it before?
Customer: yes a month ago that is when it started
JA: Are you fixing your Eclipse yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no i took it to a dealership
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no thank u
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Jake replied 24 days ago.

Hey there, thanks for the question.

The timing belt replacement itself would not generally effect how the transmission shifts. That does not rule out the possibility that there was not a connector left unplugged in the process that could cause your symptoms.

Do you have any lights on the instrument panel while driving? or does the car operate normally with no lights, just the hard shift?

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Are there teeth on the timing belt? Car operates great new ECM slot $2878.00 in repairs did not have trouble shifting before repairs
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Please text me
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
What connector could be unplugged?
Expert:  Jake replied 24 days ago.

Sorry got pulled away but I am back.

the connector on the seatbelt

Expert:  Jake replied 24 days ago.

There is one plug for the buckle (this is what tells when the passenger has their seatbelt on)

Expert:  Jake replied 24 days ago.

there is another on the retractor which is the pre-tensioner.

Expert:  Jake replied 24 days ago.

do you want me to continue chat or text instead?

Expert:  Jake replied 24 days ago.

heres a picture of the plug in reference.

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