So yesterday I picked up my car from a recomended mechanic.I drove it about three miles when I could hear a rubbing noise that sounded it was from the timing belt. I pulled into my driveway and immediately had a drip coming from the timing belt housing. What could this be. The belt makes a horribly loud rubbing noise and the oil shot all over the undercarriage of the car. I got the the mechanic to send a tow truck to pick up the car and hopefully they will fix it. Could one of the mechanics not tighten a gasket correctly?
Mechanic changed timing belt now oil is spewing out with loud rubbing noise? on 2002 Mitsubishi Galant
by lsneon in Lemont, IL on August 11, 2010
3 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by patrick mannion , August 11, 2010
I agree with Roy, an oil seal may have been installed wrong but also sounds like the timing belt cover is misaligned and may damage the new t/belt.
COMMENT by lsneon , August 11, 2010
Thanx guys! The mechanic changed his tone when I asked him about the possibilitiy of one of them not putting a seal on correctly. He just kept saying we'll fix it we'll fix it. I'm still betting he's gonna come up with something though. Thank you both
ANSWER by Visitor , August 17, 2010
cam or crank seal was damaged.
ANSWER by mastertech6371 , August 11, 2010
sonds like the front crank seal. Roy
COMMENT by lsneon , August 12, 2010
So the timing belt cover was misaligned and they corrected that. They claim that no oil was spewing out of the car. They say someone must have spilt it?!?!