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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,240 miles

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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution engine problems

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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 062008

Lancer Evolution

  • 20,000 miles


A strange "rubbing, grinding" noise coming from the timing belt area.

- Bothell, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 062009

Lancer Evolution

  • 60,480 miles
Car needs to be sitting at an idle speed, and first started becoming audible a few months ago, but was intermittent. I took the car into the dealer and they did not have a fix and blamed it on the valves needing adjustment and my serpentine belt. The valves on this particular car are hydraulic and do not need servicing and when I removed my own serpentine belt, the noise was still audible! it is definitely coming from the timing belt area and sounds like it is almost hitting or scraping something! its a serious concern as I don't need a timing belt failure while driving out on the road, due to a manufacturers defect in one/some of the timing belt components!! the scraping noise at idle is almost daily when hot or cold, it doesn't matter anymore. I've also taken it to another dealer recently and they said they were aware of the issue, but there is no fix and its quite common for my vehicle!

- Auburn, WA, USA

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