Join Date: May 2012
Location: East Saint Louis Co
I've done many 2.5L and 3.0L Mitsubishi built engine belts. IIRC, there are a couple brackets at the center for the engine mount which get in the way but aren't too difficult to remove. Being a '96, I'd say be careful of the plastic belt covers. They will fracture easily.
Also, have a large collection of 8mm 10mm 12mm 14mm and 17mm tools on hand. Those are the most common sizes for these. I think the crank bolt is a 22mm and the damper does not press on. It will slide off once the bolt is removed.
EDIT: If you are doing this in the driveway or household garage, a floor jack and a wood chunk under the pan will be a big help to support the engine with the mount out of the way. Jacking it up higher than normal will aid in accessing the belt.
Last edited by Adpros; 11-04-2012 at 10:33 AM.