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2006 eclipse egs timing belt broke do I fix it or junk it I

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2006 eclipse egs timing belt broke do I fix it or junk it I dont have a lot of money....
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any odd squeaking noises?
Customer: Not sure of milage & no no squeaking noises
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It just happened Thursday morning..... It was towed to a automotive place right down the street.....there the ones that said it was Timing belt....I've only had car a year
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I tried to start it that morning & it was trying to turn over
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

A broken timing belt would mean the cylinder head will need to be removed to replace any valves that are bent.

A labour intensive job, could cost about $2000.

Sorry for bad news, fairly typical these days, hence the importance of timing belt replacement intervals.

Hope this helps.


Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

Have you decided to fix your car?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards