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Mitsubishi Pajero timing chain/belt

  • By Graham Smith

Robert Morrison
Terrigal, NSW


I have been advised that the chain timing belt or the tensioners don't require changing in my 2004 3.2-litre turbo-diesel Mitsubishi Pajero. Could you please confirm this?

Graham Smith
Ask Smithy


That's correct, the 3.2-litre turbo-diesel engine has a timing chain, not a belt, so doesn't need to be replaced.

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  • I just bought one can you please tell me is this good car

    Van nam of Wa Posted on 03 May 2012 12:41am
  • Smithy is correct about not needing to change your timing chain but the upper tensioner guide does need to be checked and replaced. It’s a cheap part and can be easily done when getting your tappets adjusted. If this part fails the damage caused is catastrophic.

    Jords of Kellyville Ridge Posted on 14 April 2012 1:26pm

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