Timing belt missing

Tiny
JESSICAASHLEY
  • 1992 MITSUBISHI MIGHTY MAX
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 170 MILES

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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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 4:35 PM

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Tiny
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On this vehicle, there is only one timing belt. Is there another belt that appears missing?

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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 4:37 PM
Tiny
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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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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 4:41 PM
Tiny
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I don't see a answer to my question, though the site says you answered it.

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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 4:47 PM
Tiny
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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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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 4:53 PM
Tiny
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This is why I don't offer any $ for sites like this. You haven't answered my question. You've replied 3 times w/ no new answer.

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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 5:42 PM
Tiny
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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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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 10:09 PM
Tiny
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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, December 23rd, 2010 AT 6:22 AM

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