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I have just had a service and have driven 100,000 km. The car is a 2007 model and i have been told that it is possible the timing belt could go in this aged Lancer, depending on my chassis number which I haven't looked at yet.

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the timing belt? Have you ever had to change it before?

My service book was not given back at the 3rd last service and I have now changed mechanics, so don't think it would still be where I believe it was left, so I don't know what should be done when.

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Lancer?

2007 and covered 100,000km

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Lancer yourself? What have you tried so far?

No way. wouldn't know where to start

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

What should have been done at 100,000

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Mitsubishi
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Mitsubishi Mechanic: Pete, Mechanic replied 6 months ago
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It is time to do the timing belt. You should change the water pump,belt tensioner and belt pulleys while it is apart.It will save you in the long run.
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Is it correct that some of the Lancers have a problem with the timing belt about 100,000 in that it breaks and hits the pstons causing a lot of engine damage. I have just paid $400 for a service but the only things done were: replace blown rear brake light; check and topped up fluid levels; check tyres, pressures and brakes; front pads are 65% worn and will check next time; reset oil service light; replaced 3 cooling system spring clamps due to leaking coolant, topped up coolant. Is this a lot of $ for what has been done?
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Pete, Mechanic replied 6 months ago
If the belt breaks the pistons hit the valves and bend them. Did the dealer do the work? They can be expensive?
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no a private mechanic
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Pete, Mechanic replied 6 months ago
I don't comment on other guy's prices but if they do a good job and you are happy with them, the dealer always charges more.
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Mitsubishi Mechanic: Pete, Mechanic replied 6 months ago

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