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2002 Mitsubishi Galant Question: Mechanic changed timing belt now oil is spewing out with loud rubbing noise?

 

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lsneon, Lemont, IL, August 11, 2010, 12:43
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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?

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    mastertech6371 August 11, 2010, 12:52
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    sonds like the front crank seal.

    Roy

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    lsneon, August 12, 2010, 09:19
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    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?!?!

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 11, 2010, 13:12
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    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.

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    lsneon, August 11, 2010, 13:36
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    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

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    Visitor, August 17, 2010, 10:19

    cam or crank seal was damaged.

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