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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Question: WHen should timing belt be replaced?

 

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Jkarcher, Elkhorn, WI, July 14, 2014, 12:30
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We just bought a 2001 Spyder Eclipse. We do not know when or if the timing belts has ever been replaced. How can we check its condition. What is the ballpark figure if it needs replacing? Thanks!

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14209 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper July 14, 2014, 12:42
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    EVERY 60 TO 90K MILES. READ OWNERS MANUAL

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    Jkarcher, July 14, 2014, 13:06
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    I understand the milage it should be checked. That's not my question. My question is how can we tell how old the current belt is? We bought it used 3 weeks ago and do not know its history or when it was last replaced. Is there a way to tell or not? Also, how much is it to replace one? Thanks

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    globalhelper, July 14, 2014, 13:56
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    WHAT MODEL AND MOTOR SIZE?

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    Jkarcher, July 14, 2014, 14:00
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    2001 Mitsubishi Spyder Eclipse GT 3.0 V6

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    globalhelper, July 14, 2014, 14:02
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    APPROX 450.00 TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT ONY. THAT DOESN"T INCLUDE ANY EXTRAS, LIKE WTAER PUMP,TENSIONERS OR IDLER PULLEYS

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    Jkarcher, July 14, 2014, 14:44
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    Thank you!

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    Advanced Auto Clinic LLC (16 Answers) , Delavan, WI - (262) 384-3479
    Advanced Auto Clinic LLC July 14, 2014, 14:55
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    You can pull the timing cover off to check the condition. The cost is dependant on wether it needs a water pump, tensioner, or idler pulleys. We can get it in and check it for you if needed. Give us a call, Advanced Auto Clinic in Delavan, 263-728-2944. It's best to bring it in so we can look at it to give you an accurate estimate if your interested.

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