This DIY repair manual by Haynes, covers 1990-1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Plymouth Laser, and Eagle Talon.
These cars come in 2-door liftback body styles and are powered by 1.8L and 2.0L (turbo and non-turbo) inline 4-cylinder engines, with fuel injection systems. Some models are available with an optional turbocharger.
Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual or by an automatic transaxle. Some models are also equipped with an optional fulltime 4WD system, also referred to as All-Wheel Drive.
Book Excerpt: 1990-1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Plymouth Laser, Eagle Talon Repair Manual
ROCKER ARM ASSEMBLY | REMOVAL, INSPECTION AND INSTALLATION
1.8L SOHC ENGINE | REMOVAL
SUSPENSION AND STEERING SYSTEMS
(Refer to illustrations 5.6, 5.7a and 5.7b)
2.0L DOHC ENGINE | REMOVAL
- Position the number one piston at Top Dead Center (Section 3).
- Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
- Remove the valve cover (see Section 4).
- Remove the distributor (see Chapter 5).
- Remove the timing belt (see Section 8).
NOTE: If you're only removing the rocker arms and/or cylinder head and/or camshaft, you may be able to save time by not removing and installing the timing belt.
Remove the upper timing belt cover (see Section 8), then try removing the camshaft sprocket center bolt and unfastening the camshaft sprocket from the camshaft.
Next, suspend the camshaft sprocket out of the wayandmdash;with the belt still attachedandmdash;by a piece of rope.
Be sure the rope keeps firm tension on the belt so the belt won't become disengaged from any of the sprockets.
- Remove the two small bolts at the left (driver's side) end of the engine, then loosen the ten large bolts 1/4-turn at a time each until the spring pressure is relieved (see illustration).
Completely loosen the bolts, but do not remove them, since leaving them in place will prevent the assembly from falling apart when it is lifted off the engine.
- Lift the rocker arms and shaft assembly from the cylinder head (see illustration). Be sure not to let the lash adjusters fall out of the rocker arms.
Wrap pieces of tape around the ends of the rocker arms to keep the adjusters in place (see illustration). See Section 7 to inspect the lash adjusters.
(Refer to illustrations 5.9, 5.10, 5.11a, 5.11b and 5.14)
- Remove the camshafts (see Section 10).
- Once the camshafts have been removed, the rocker arms can be lifted off (see illustration).
CAUTION: Each rocker arm must be placed back in the same location it was removed from, so mark each rocker arm or place them in a container (such as an egg carton) so they won't get mixed up.
The lash adjusters can remain in the head at this time, unless they are being replaced (see Section 7).
REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY (2WD MODELS)
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
(Refer to illustrations 12.2 and 12.9)
- Loosen the wheel lug nuts, raise the vehicle and support it securely on jackstands. Remove the wheels.
- On vehicles with an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) remove the rear wheel speed sensors (see illustration).
- Disconnect the parking brake cables and remove the brake calipers and brake discs (see Chapter 9).
- Remove the rear hub and wheel bearing assemblies (Section 11).
- Remove the dust shield retaining screws and remove the dust shields.
- Place a floor jack underneath the center of the rear axle assembly. Make sure the jack doesn't contact the lateral rod. Raise the jack just enough to support the axle assembly.
NOTE: If two floor jacks are available, place one at each end of the axle beam.
- Disconnect the lower end of the lateral rod from the axle assembly (Section 10).
- Disconnect the lower ends of both shock absorbers (Section 9).
- Remove the pivot bolts (see illustration) for the trailing arms and, with an assistant helping to balance the axle assembly, carefully lower the axle on the jack.
Subject: Transportation: Automotive DIY Repair: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Plymouth Laser, Eagle Talon service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1563920972 | ISBN-13: 9781563920974 | Haynes 68030