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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Tiny

RomanJ

July, 8, 2011 AT 11:06 PM

My timing belt slipped when my water pump died. Now when I start it there is a chattering noise from the top of the engine. I'm guessing valve stem damage. What else could it be and how difficult are they to replace? Could it be something else? Any help is better then no help. Thanks

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Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 9, 2011 AT 12:34 AM

Sounds like you are right. The heads will have to come off and the valves replaced. It is a major job. Plan on spending in the area of 1500 or better depending on the damage

Roy

Tiny

RomanJ

July, 9, 2011 AT 10:52 PM

Could the engine be badly out of time and the valves just slapping against the pistons or on the wrong cycle and fighting itself?

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 9, 2011 AT 11:03 PM

If the valves hit the pistons, the damage is done. Yes, it sounds like it is out of time. Why dont you at least get the opinion of a shop to confirm.

Roy

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