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2001 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe Ls 1.8l Sohc Timing Belt

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Download TIMING BELT REMOVAL 1. Turn the crankshaft clockwise (right turn) to align each timing mark and to set the No. 1 cylinder at compression top dead center. CAUTION: The crankshaft should always be turned only clockwise. 2. Loosen the adjusting bolt. Set a screwdriver to the timing belt tensioner and press it fully back in the direction of the arrow. Provisionally tighten the adjusting bolt. Remove the timing belt. CAUTION: If the timing belt is to be re-used, use chalk to mark the flat side of the belt with an arrow indicating the direction of rotation (right turn). INSTALLATION SERVICE POINTS a. TIMING BELT BELT INSTALLATION 1. Set a screwdriver to the timing belt tensioner and press it fully back in the direction of the arrow. 2. Provisionally tighten the adjusting bolt. 3. Align each of the camshaft sprocket and the crankshaft sprocket timing marks. 4. Install the timing belt in the following order, while making sure that the tension side of the belt is not slackened. 1) Crankshaft sprocket 2) Water pumpsprocket 3) Camshaft sprocket 4) Tensioner pulley CAUTION: After installing the timing belt, apply force to turn the camshaft sprocket counterclockwise, and recheck to be sure that the belt is fully tensioned and that each timing mark is in the proper position. b. TIMING BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT 1. Loosen the adjusting bolt of the temporarily secured timing belt tensioner by 1/4 – 1/2 turn, and use the force of the tensioner spring to apply tension to the belt.