Timing belt replacement instructions please?

Tiny
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  • 2003 MITSUBISHI LANCER
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This is the third motor I got within last four weeks with the same old problem. I replaced belt opp go timing. Could not get it three months now doing same stuff, no start. How do you line some thing not there? Please help. 2.0 non turbo.
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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 AT 8:56 PM

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Tiny
JOE F
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros. Com.

Here are the directions for timing belt replacement specific to your vehicle. All attached pictures correlate with these directions.

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REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

REMOVAL SERVICE POINT
[[A]] TIMING BELT REMOVAL

CAUTION: The crankshaft should always be turned only clockwise.
1. Turn the crankshaft clockwise (right turn) to align each timing mark and to set the number 1 cylinder at compression top dead center.
2. Loosen the tension pulley fixing bolt.

CAUTION: If the timing belt is to be re-used, use chalk to mark (on its flat side) an arrow indicating the clockwise direction.

3. Place a screwdriver against the tensioner pulley and pry it fully back in the direction of the arrow.
4. Temporarily tighten the tensioner pulley bolt.
5. Remove the timing belt.

INSTALLATION SERVICE POINTS
]]A[[ TIMING BELT INSTALLATION

CAUTION: After installing the timing belt, try to rotate the camshaft sprocket in the reverse direction. Recheck to be sure that the belt is fully tensioned and that each timing mark is in the proper position.
1. With the timing belt tensioner pulley bolt loosened, use a screwdriver to pry the tensioner pulley as close to the engine mount as possible. Then temporarily tighten tensioner bolt.
2. Align each of the camshaft and crankshaft sprocket timing marks.
3. Install the timing belt in the following order, while making sure that the tension side of the belt is not loose.
1) Crankshaft sprocket
2) Water pump sprocket
3) Camshaft sprocket
4) Tensioner pulley

]]B[[ TIMING BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT
1. Initially loosen the fixing bolt of the tensioner pulley fixed to the engine mount side by 1/4 - 1/2 turn, and use the force of the tensioner spring to apply tension to the belt.

CAUTION: As the purpose of this procedure is to apply the proper amount of tension to the tension side of the timing belt by using the cam driving torque, turn the crankshaft only by the amount given below. Be sure not to turn the crankshaft in the opposite direction (counter clockwise).

2. Turn the crankshaft in the proper rotation direction (clockwise) for two rotations, and recheck to be sure that the timing marks on each sprocket are aligned.
3. After checking to be sure that no belt teeth in the section marked with A are lifted up and that the teeth in each sprocket are engaged, secure the tensioner pulley.

]]C[[ FLANGE INSTALLATION
Install the flange as shown in the illustration.

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I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, September 13th, 2018 AT 8:08 PM
Tiny
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I need to replace the timing belt can you help?
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Thursday, May 20th, 2021 AT 10:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KENNY K
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Here is a guide that will help with this:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/serpentine-belt-timing-belt-timing-chain-diagrams

Below is the process from the manual on how to replace the belt. Please let us know what questions you have on this and we can go from there.

Thanks
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Thursday, May 20th, 2021 AT 10:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JOEY MAHARAJ
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Concerning changing the timing belt on a interference 4g15 engine/ cs3 Mitsubishi Lancer, sohc. Did some research on it. So here goes: your loosening the tensioner to take out the belt but before you do that, I notice the timing marks does be all over when switch off the engine, do I mark off the timing marks with a metal marker on cam and crank pulley as it is seen or do I start and stop the engine until it lines up TDC then mark it off? Does the cam and crank pulley move when I loosen the tensioner pulley? I know in interference engines you just take off the belt without moving cam and crank pulley and take out the belt, but do you have to rotate it close wise back to TDC before you put on back the belt? Also do I need to torque down the tensioner when tensioning the belt and what are the torque specs for the tensioner if it has? Thank you for taking the time to answer.
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Thursday, May 20th, 2021 AT 10:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MASTERWRENCH
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I've attached the complete timing belt removal, installation and adjustment procedures for your vehicle. To answer your question regarding mark alignment, the best thing to do is rotate the engine by hand(socket on the crank pulley bolt) until both sets of marks are lined up. Also, make sure you only turn the engine in the clockwise direction. All the bolt torque specs are shown in the last attachment.

Let me know if you have any further questions.
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Thursday, May 20th, 2021 AT 10:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JOEY MAHARAJ
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When they mean 23+-2N-m and17+-2ft-lb. How much torque in ft pounds is it? 15, 16, or 17 ft lb. What is the specs for the bolt on the crank pulley not seeing that in the diagram?
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Thursday, May 20th, 2021 AT 10:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MASTERWRENCH
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In the example you listed above, 17 +/- 2 ft/lbs means your target torque should be 17 ft/lbs. The +/- 2 means it can be as high as 19 or as low as 15. Most torque specs provide a range shown in this manner. Nm stands for Newton Meters and is the metric equivalent torque spec. The torque spec for the crank pulley bolt is 95 ft. Lbs.
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Thursday, May 20th, 2021 AT 10:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JOEY MAHARAJ
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Trying to send a video here. Not seeing any timing mark TDC for the cam.
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Thursday, May 20th, 2021 AT 10:21 AM (Merged)
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KEN L
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Can you please shoot a quick video with your phone so we can see what's going on, that would be great. You can upload it here with your response.
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