ac has a 2001 Mitsuibishi Mirage, timing belt broke, pep boys said is will need a new engine which will cost nearly five grand. is that a true estimate?

Asked by Feb 27, 2013 at 03:35 AM about the 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage DE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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It will probably need a new engine due to pistons slapping the valves. Can it be done cheaper, yes. But for a brand new complete engine that seems about right. Even the cheapest way (used engine) your looking at 2000+ just ball park guess. This is when you ask yourself, is it worth it?

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Why would you want to put a brand new engine in a twelve year old car?

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id try and go for a rebuild....the labor of putting in that new engine would be another 2,000 or more...so if u could go for new pistons and valves u might be able to save some money

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The problem with rebuilding it half ass is most of the cost is pulling the engine. Little is the parts. On top if that, unless you build it yourself its cheaper to buy a remanufactured engine. If your REALLY want to get cheap, have the head removed to replace the valves, inspect the pistons. If they didnt get tore up too bad leave them there and just get new valves.

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thanks so much for your help. I guess I should buy another used car.

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When the engine stopped, did you hear a crash from under the hood? Once in a while, you get very lucky and none of the valves hits a piston, and a new belt is all it takes.

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I have a 97 Mitsubishi Montero the timing belt broke , what could be the most damage to the moter

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