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Mike V., Mitsubishi Mechanic
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Experience:  25 years experience on all makes and models. Nissan and Subaru factory trained.
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Ok I drove all the way to West cut the car off and then

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Ok I drove all the way to West Virginia cut the car off and then started it back up. Drove another 30 minutes and car and cut the car off. I went outside to start it up again but it would not. The car shop said it was the timing belt. I hoping that's all it is because the gentleman said because the car did not stop on me that it is all. Do you think I will have a valve problem also?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Normally if the timing belt fails when you turn the car off, then the car won't restart there is a really good possibility that the valves are not damaged. The only way to be 100% sure is either installing a new timing belt, or performing a leak down test. I have done several timing belts that haven't failed while going down the road with success, so I do agree with the mechanic. Good change the valves are fine.

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