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Leave crankshaft pulley for replacing timing Belt?

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Old 09-23-2018, 06:16 PM
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Default Leave crankshaft pulley for replacing timing Belt?

I read somewhere that we don’t have to take off the crankshaft pulley to replace timing belt and water pump. Just need to take off the bottom cover and there is enough room to replace the belt... Can anybody confirm this? This is for 2000 MS.
 

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Old 09-24-2018, 02:54 AM
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IIRC it is impossible to remove bottom cover without cutting it in pieces or remove pulley.
 
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Old 09-24-2018, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by fikse View Post
IIRC it is impossible to remove bottom cover without cutting it in pieces or remove pulley.
I would agree. On my 2002 3.5L the bottom cover encircles the crankshaft end requiring removal of the crank pulley.
https://mitsubishiforum.com/forum/mi...e2/#post313559

While you have the crank pulley off, you should upgrade to the new style crank pulley bolt. From what I can gather, the old style can fail (snap off in the crank) and then you have real problems.
https://mitsubishiforum.com/forum/mi...13/#post316404
 
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:14 PM
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Thank you. So, I just took off the camshaft pulley, timing belt and faulty water pump. I just looked inside and the back of the water pump, but I don’t see the Oring. I thought there was a oring and I suppose to replace with new one when we change the water pump?!
 
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:21 PM
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Ahh, never mind. I need to take off another layer of water pump (back side)...
 
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