Camshaft Timing

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JONNIEH
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  • 1990 MITSUBISHI MIGHTY MAX
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How to set balance shaft timing on a 1990 mitsubishi mighty max
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Sunday, November 18th, 2012 AT 4:30 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Here is a guide and the diagrams below so you can see how the job is done.

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/mitsubishi/pickup/1990

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Sunday, November 18th, 2012 AT 9:40 AM
Tiny
JESSICAASHLEY
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  • 1992 MITSUBISHI MIGHTY MAX
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I'm replacing my timing belt on my 92 Mighty Max w/ a 2.4 liter. I noticed that there wasn't a smaller timing belt on my truck. Is this belt even needed? There is no signs of any broken belts.
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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On this vehicle, there is only one timing belt. Is there another belt that appears missing?
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JESSICAASHLEY
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It's a small belt that goes on the crank behind the main belt. It goes to a small pulley on the left side of the engine as you are looking at it.
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
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JESSICAASHLEY
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I don't see a answer to my question, though the site says you answered it.
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
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JESSICAASHLEY
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In the timing belt kit, it has the main belt and a smaller belt called timing belt B it's a small belt that goes on the crank behind the main belt. It goes to a small pulley on the left side of the engine as you are looking at it.
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JESSICAASHLEY
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O.K. I'll try this again. There is also supposed to be a small belt coming off of the crank. It is a part of the timing belt kit and the manual says it should have one. But there isn't one on the truck What is the purpose of this smaller belt?
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
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JOHNNYMACKTX
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  • 1988 MITSUBISHI MIGHTY MAX
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
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  • 250 MILES
When I put the timing belt on I lined up all three marks dead on then install the belt. When I put it all back on however the engine just spins. Which spark plug is the one for top dead center?
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
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MITSUBISHI DUDE
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The second belt is required it is a balance shaft. Used to balance the engine. Without it at high Rpms or even a very long drives the vibration motor puts out, can and will damage the motor. You can find the timing marks on the gears as well as the housing.
It is very hard to get all the timing marks to line up but it can be done. Remember do not turn the camshaft in reverse rotation it will damage the valves. So to answer you straight up get both belts. I'm surprised the person you got the big timing belt from didn't know that
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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The front one the picture shows a 2.4L, here in USA pickup truck your's may be similar.
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
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JESSICAASHLEY
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I'm replacing my timing belt and in the kit there are 2 belts. But when I removed the cover on motor, there is only the main one. The smaller one isn't even there. I was told it's a tensioner belt, but this truck has ran a long time without it. Is it really needed?
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
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DOCFIXIT
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Not seeing rear belt??


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Graphic_708.jpg

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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
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IMROID
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1988 mighty max 2.0L engine when I check the timing the timing mark is advanced way off and I cant adjust it back to 8 degrees was wondering if the ecm is faulty and is advancing the timing like that
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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The ignition timing is not computer controlled and is adjustable by turning the distributor. If it is out by too much, most probably the distributor or timing belt are not aligned correctly.
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
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FERNANDO_U
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I just bought this mighty max it didnt pass smog because of the timing on the crank shaft pulley was at 75 degrees so I had the engine rebuilt and thought that that would solve it but its still the same it runs good idk if the guy I bought it from put a different pulley im stuck.
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
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KEN
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Hi Fernando_u,

Yes this happens with a motor swap from time to time, remove the #1 spark plug, roll the engine to TDC by the piston not the timing mark, once the piston is at the top, create your own TDC on the dampener, while blacking out the incorrect mark, that should do the trick, let me know how it goes.

Best, Ken
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
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FERNANDO_U
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Thank you ken I just saw the response it was in my junk mail I will try it right away thank you for your help!
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018 AT 4:03 PM (Merged)
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KEN
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Just checking in to see how it went?
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