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Q: Noises on 2000 Mitsubishi Galant

Hi,
The car am looking to buy, has only 56k miles on it. and i wld b the 4th owner as per carfax. test drive showed me that the car actually gives good noise and creaking when i release or press the brakes. also when driving the car seems to have a low rumbling noise which i havent heard in other cars. if i drive fast and suddenly put brakes the car takes some time to halt.

Any idea about the noises? is it the brakes or the engine ? Timing belt has not been replaced yet.
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None of the problems you describe should have anything to do with the timing belt, though if the belt has not been changed in 9 years, it's probably a good time to do that.

The noises and problems braking are a definite concern, and I would highly recommend getting a technician to look at the car for you before purchasing it. You want to make sure that there is not a lot of repair work that needs to be done to make the brakes perfect.
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