Mitsubishi Montero & Montero Sport This sport utility vehicle offers more size than the other Mitsubishi SUVs, but manages to keep a sporty look and comfortable feel, unlike many larger SUVs.

timing belt

Old 12-15-2004, 12:36 PM
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My girlfriend has a 2000 Montero Sport with 62,000 miles on it. The dealer recommends that she replace the timing belt but the repair is pricey $600) and she is short of cash. Can she post pone this for another 10,000 - 15,000 miles
Old 12-17-2004, 06:03 PM
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Default RE: timing belt

Short answer, no.

4 years of heating up + revs + wear and 62k mi. on that poor ol rubber belt [:@]

If it breaks she will destroy the head (the valve stems will bounce off the tops of the pistons) inside of a few secs.

Take 10 minutes and pop (unbolt or whatever) the top part of the timing belt cover off and inspect it eh?

Burnt ?, frayed ?, teeth worn ? see any belt debris sprayed onto the surrounding area?

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