2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Timing Belt

Tiny
JERRYLMO
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  • 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 79,000 MILES
I'm considering buying a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. It has 79K miles, 4 cyl engine, automatic trans and from all appearances has been left totally stock. The only obvious things wrong with it are, the A/C doesn't work and there's a few tears on the plastic facia. Other than that it doesn't look like it's had too hard a life. With 79K miles, my guess is the timing belt is about due to be changed. Is that something that's possible by a fairly experienced mechanic or is it a "dealer only" job? Is there anything '03 Eclipses are noted for that might make me want to stay away from this vehicle? Thanks for your time.
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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 AT 10:29 PM

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Tiny
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Here is an exploded view of timing. You as an experienced mechanic can do the job.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/188069_03eclipsetiming_1.jpg



Here are the Timing Marks....


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/188069_03eclipsetimingmarks_1.jpg

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Monday, August 4th, 2008 AT 8:08 AM
Tiny
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That's good to hear. I'm going to look into it right away. The recommendation is to change the belt at 75,000 miles and it's got 79,000 miles on it now. Do you have a picture of a 4 cylinder? These diagrams appear to be of a V6. Thanks again for your help.
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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 AT 10:51 PM
Tiny
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OOOPPPPPSSSS

Here's for the 4 cylinder, Sorry bout that...


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/188069_034cyleclipstiming_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/188069_034cyleclipstimingmarks_1.jpg

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Thursday, August 7th, 2008 AT 3:13 PM

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