Timing belt

Asked by Aug 05, 2016 at 02:46 AM about the 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So are the valves bent if timing belt brakes? It's the
v6 GT wasn't having any problems until this car has
slot of miles please give me good news

4 Answers

87,075

I can't give you good news, these are interference engines, so if the timing belts breaks at the minimum you will bend a few valves, depending on engine speed at the time, if the RPM's were high the greater the damage. I have seen valves embedded in the Pistons when it has happened at high RPM. Sorry.

Thanks for the news I was kind of firgue that the valves would be bent my wife was driving the car she was going into forth gear she drives Lima old lady so hopefully not to much damage if it was your car would you replace the damaged ones or go ahead and replace the head/rebuild or should I replace the whole engine/rebuild it since I'll have it torn down always?

87,075

It would all depend on what you find after the heads are pulled, if a valve has broke off and made itself part of the piston then a rebuild or replace would be a good idea, but if it just the valves and the cylinders look good, have the heads checked for cracks and milled if needed, then have the valves and guides done and put it back together.

40,755

It is really sad that many people put off timing belt service and then have to replace an engine due to this lack of maintenance. Not specifically talking about the original poster here. Good luck with it.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • timing belt on 06 mitsubishi eclipse 1 answer

    I replaced the timing belt on 06 mitsubishi eclipse after the belt broke now my car wont start.

    2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • v6 broke timeing belt will it mess heads up 4 answers

    broke timeing belt on v6 will it mess engine up

    2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Rep a timing belt 3 answers

    2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why does a timing belt get changed later in california 1 answer

    My 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse manual says you need to change the timing belt at 60,000 (seems very early to me) - but at 105,000 if I live in California. Sounds like I need to move there after I hit 60,...

    2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • timing belt 3 answers

    should the timing belt on a 98 eclipse have a chrysler symbol on it if it is a misubishi motor?

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse

    -

    General

Eclipse

Looking for a Used Eclipse in your area?

CarGurus has 1,434 nationwide Eclipse listings starting at $2,498.

ZIP:

Search Mitsubishi Eclipse Questions

Mitsubishi Eclipse Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,570
#2 Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster
Reputation 710
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
12 Great Deals out of 634 listings starting at $2,999
Used Ford Mustang
362 Great Deals out of 44,486 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
23 Great Deals out of 632 listings starting at $14,995
Used Honda Civic
667 Great Deals out of 77,417 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
282 Great Deals out of 38,299 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic Coupe
200 Great Deals out of 18,542 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Celica
5 Great Deals out of 405 listings starting at $999
Used BMW 3 Series
1,372 Great Deals out of 37,826 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Tiburon
7 Great Deals out of 637 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 88 listings starting at $5,999
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
48 listings starting at $5,000
2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
9 listings starting at $8,995
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 149 listings starting at $3,995
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 227 listings starting at $2,990