Q: Hi bent valves maybe

asked by on

Well timen belt went out but it was still on when car broke down but got it changed anyway well the other belts was the one that popped when car broke down it wouldn't start it made a grinding sound n engine vibrated well put it in shop the only belt they replace was timen they said its t heads they didnt even take the engine apart ti see n the heads doesnt hv anything to do with it not crankin n if the heads was bad it would smoke n it dont the engine is quit its a 99 M

itsubishi galant 6 cyl the aultanor n ac belt is off

My car has 184175 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

There has been many different motors used in Mitsubishi vehicle and all but two engines bend the valves when a timing belt breaks. The possibilities of bent valves is very likely and head removal is needed to make sure unless you install new timing belt and do a compression test of each cylinder.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Hi bent valves maybe

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What would your advice be to a person who needs to get a smog check on their car to make sure it passes the smog check? 2005 Mitsubishi

Hi there - the most straightforward and least expensive approach to this problem is to simply take your vehicle in for testing 15-30 days prior to your "deadline" (birthday month?). Most states or metro areas allow a 30 day "repair...

Q: Do you suggest me getting a third opinion from another mechanic?

The odor of something "burning" should be investigated and completely resolved first before any other repairs are attempted. The odor might not be due to the belts and a possibility is oil leaking onto the manifold. Such would be a...

Q: Car sounds like I'm running over can

Hi. Cars can make a variety of noises, if they are loud it may indicate that something may be excessively worn, loose, or even damaged. I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, drive and inspect...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...