Mitsubishi Van Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

customer ratings

(54)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

customer ratings

(54)

Timing Belt Replacement Estimate for Mitsubishi Van

Mitsubishi Van Timing Belt Replacement costs $497 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1987 Mitsubishi VanL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$729.61Shop/Dealer Price$871.70 - $1208.70
1988 Mitsubishi VanL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$665.61Shop/Dealer Price$807.76 - $1144.80
1989 Mitsubishi VanL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$665.61Shop/Dealer Price$807.75 - $1144.79
1990 Mitsubishi VanL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$665.61Shop/Dealer Price$807.68 - $1144.66
Show example Mitsubishi Van Timing Belt Replacement prices

Timing Belt Replacement Service

What is a timing belt and how does it work?

An engine timing belt is a fiber reinforced, toothed drive belt manufactured using durable compounds such as highly saturated nitrile. The timing belt allows the crankshaft to drive the camshafts in the cylinder head at half the RPMs of the crankshaft. The camshafts then open and close the engine’s intake and exhaust valves in time with the movement and position of the pistons in the engine.

Timing Belt

When to replace the timing belt?

  • Every 60k-90k miles. If an engine is equipped with a timing belt, the timing belt must be replaced at the service interval specified by the vehicle manufacturer regardless of whether or not any problem is visible, typically in the range of 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Your vehicle owner’s manual should state the specific service interval.
  • Engine stops abruptly or will not start. Occasionally, timing belts can break, or skip, while the engine is running.
  • Rough engine operation. The molded, reinforced teeth on the timing belt engage gears on the crankshaft and camshafts. After many tens of thousands of miles, the teeth can wear or break, or the belt can stretch, thus causing the belt to jump position on the crankshaft or camshaft gears. Should the belt jump, the engine will run poorly and perhaps not at all.
  • Banging or clanking engine noise. On some engines, if the timing belt has jumped, the pistons and valves can collide and there will be noise and damage. These engine designs are referred to as interference engines. If your car has an interference engine, replacing the timing belt according to the maintenance schedule will minimize the chance that a belt failure will cause engine damage.

How do mechanics replace the timing belt?

Engine designs vary, and thus the replacement procedure will vary, but broadly, the procedure is as follows:

  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • Once the engine is cold, set the crankshaft to top dead center with the number one piston on the compression stroke. Remove crankshaft pulley.
  • Remove all accessories interfering with the removal of the timing belt covers.
  • Remove timing belt covers. Lock camshafts, as required, and note position of camshaft timing marks. Remove timing belt tensioner and idler pulleys. Remove timing belt.
  • If replacing the water pump, do so at this time, and of course drain the cooling system first. If the engine cooling system thermostat is only accessible with water pump replacement, the thermostat should be replaced as well.
  • Installation of the new timing belt includes all of the above steps, performed in reverse, following strict guidelines to assure camshaft and crankshaft (and balancing shaft, if equipped) are in perfect alignment after tensioner has been set.
  • Upon completion of the installation, the engine crankshaft is turned by hand 720 degrees and the correct position of the timing marks on the crankshaft and the camshafts is confirmed.
  • The vehicle is road tested to confirm normal operation and a service sticker is affixed to the engine noting the date of belt replacement and the vehicle mileage.

Is it safe to drive with a timing belt problem?

No, were a worn out timing belt to snap while underway, perhaps on a highway, it creates a risk of complete loss of engine power while surrounded by fast moving vehicles. Once your vehicle has reached the recommended replacement mileage for the belt, you can eliminate the risk of sudden and unexpected timing belt breakage by having it replaced. If your engine is of the interference type, it is especially important to replace the belt according to the maintenance schedule because sudden breakage of the timing belt, while the engine is running, will likely cause significant damage to internal engine components such as the valves and pistons.

When replacing the timing belt keep in mind:

  • An interference engine should be carefully inspected before a broken timing belt is replaced because it may have sustained damage that will have to be repaired prior to installing a new belt.
  • The timing belt system includes idler pulleys and a belt tensioner. These components should be replaced along with the belt.
  • On some cars, the timing belt drives the engine’s water pump. Mechanics will usually recommend replacing the water pump at the same time that the timing belt is replaced.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Mitsubishi mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mitsubishi owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(54)

Rating Summary
50
2
0
0
2
50
2
0
0
2

Derrick

11 years of experience
153 reviews
Derrick
11 years of experience
Mitsubishi Van L4-2.4L - Adjust Ignition Timing - Emeryville, California
What a cool service! Derrick kept in touch as he was on his way, was friendly and informative, and fixed the timing problem on my old, unusual car. The fee was reasonable, especially considering the mechanics come to your house.

Diego

21 years of experience
564 reviews
Diego
21 years of experience
Mitsubishi Endeavor V6-3.8L - Timing Belt - Phoenix, Arizona
Diego is an excellent mechanic. He was skilled, informative, and a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be using him again. Kudos, Diego!

Jonathan

13 years of experience
171 reviews
Jonathan
13 years of experience
Mitsubishi Galant L4-2.4L - Timing Belt - Attleboro, Massachusetts
Great job, as usual thanks for providing great mechanical knowledge and quality service.

Pete

16 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
16 years of experience
Mitsubishi Lancer L4-2.0L - Timing Belt - El Cajon, California
Pete is an excellent mechanic and a great guy. He went out of his way to get the job completed under pressure and under the scorching hot sun. He's my guy from now on!

Excellent Rating

(54)

Rating Summary
50
2
0
0
2
50
2
0
0
2
Number of Mitsubishi Timing Belt Replacement services completed
594+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mitsubishi MECHANICS
700+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

What Do Hose Clamps Do?
Hoses Hoses are used throughout the engine, any time there’s a need to transport fluid from one point to another. Your radiator uses hoses, your heater uses hoses (it’s technically part of the coolant system). Your power steering system uses...
How Long Does an Anti-Lock Pressure Switch Last?
Anti-lock Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are standard on late-model vehicles, and can greatly enhance your safety when braking in difficult conditions. If you have to stop suddenly, or if you are driving on slippery surfaces, the ABS prevents your wheels...
P0703 OBD-II Trouble Code: Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit Malfunction
P0703 Code means the PCM has registered a fault in the brake switch B circuit due to failed brake lamp switch, faulty fuse or socket

Constant humming when above 35 mph

With less than 50,000 miles on your 2013 Jeep Patriot, a constant humming above 35 miles per hour is a concern. My first guess would be wheel bearings (like you checked), or perhaps a disc brake pad that was stuck....

Have to jump start it everytime i want to use i, has slowly been getting worse. i have had the battery checked.

If after the battery is jump started and the charging system light is not on then you should not only have the battery full charged and then load tested to see if it can take a load for 15 seconds...

How to install dimmer rod actuator on a 1997 Pontiac Firebird?

Normally the alternator wiring has nothing to do with the type of transmission that it has. I would recommend to retrace your steps and make sure that all the connections are properly installed.

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com