Ok just to try and help here if you attempt to start the car and it turns over its not seized.
2 cam can seize up but not often
your belt may look tight but may be missing theeth someplace where you can't see
Im guessing you have the top cover off if so have a buddy crank it while you watch to see if belt and or cam gear is moving if not well I said this b4 time for a new belt.
Ok here is info b4 anyone gets upset
1 people on this post were all driving when problem happend that's why I said try cranking it if dammage has been done this won't make it worse
2 the lancer is and I clarify is a interference motor for those who dont know that means you run a good chance of smacking, bending, breaking valves when the belt breaks or jumps theeth but its a gamble about 50/50 or so I guess so try a new belt or if you can do a leak down test on all 4 cylinders first
3 if you have any? Or correction feel free to post them
hope this info helps get your cars off your drive way ps mitsu want aprox 1000 dollars to do a timing belt so really do the job your self its pretty simple. Also dont go looking for a manuel on this car I dont think anyone other then the dealer makes one at this time also I Belive the tensioner is dealer only belt and water pump are avaible at most local parts stores.
Thursday, June 26th, 2008 AT 3:08 AM