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Mitsubishi Repair: 95' Magna overheating & few other noises, blown head gasket, combustion chamber
blown head gasket, combustion chamber, air bubbles: Cormac, For your noisy steering issue, that most likely is a bad drive belt. Have our power steering belt inspected and replaced if necessary. For your overheating problem, it sounds like you may have a blown head gasket. With a blown gasket, the coolant...

Mitsubishi Repair: 98 Mitsubishi eclipse spyder convertible 2.4, mass air sensor, barometric pressure sensor
mass air sensor, barometric pressure sensor, cold air intake: Cody, The barometric pressure sensor is part of your mass air sensor (MAS), that also includes a flow sensor and the IAT sensor (intake air temperature). If the MAS was damaged or modified with the installation of the cold air intake, that can definitely...

Mitsubishi Repair: Automatic Transmission shifting problems, mitsubishi lancer glxi, magnetic sensors
mitsubishi lancer glxi, magnetic sensors, mitsubishi lancer: Von: Have you coded the computer? The computer controls everything in that car of your s. If you shut off the car, then restart it and things work good for a while, then computer is resetting its self. But soon back to the problem, it is all caused from the...

Mitsubishi Repair: bad ticking and a lot of exhaust, o2 sensor, excess fuel
o2 sensor, excess fuel, autozone: MaryAnn, There may be multiple problems here. If you are near an AutoZone parts store, they can read your car s computer for free. They can tell your why the check engine light is on. This can help point your mechanic to the proper area to check. A lot...

Mitsubishi Repair: brake light/ cruise control, master brake cylinder, brake switch
master brake cylinder, brake switch, cruise control: Rob, This sounds like a problem with the braking system. Your brake switch, which is connected to the brake pedal is activated when the pedal is depressed and that normally makes the brake light come on. If there is a problem with the switch, the pedal,...

Mitsubishi Repair: Car jerking and stalling, fuel supply, spark plugs
fuel supply, spark plugs, clutch: Kelly, The problem you described is usually a result of bad spark plugs, poor ignition timing, weak fuel supply, or inadequate amount of air getting to the engine. I would recommend getting a tune-up and replacing any regularly scheduled maintenance items....

Mitsubishi Repair: Diamante Auto transmission, auto transmission, transmission oil
auto transmission, transmission oil, diamante: Kieth: I would have the computer coded to see if it might explain what is going on with the transmission, what light is blinking on the dash. Is it the check engine or service engine soon light, maybe? You did not put down a year on this car. The computer...

Mitsubishi Repair: Eagle Talon (mits motor), eagle talon, money god
eagle talon, money god, black boxes: Kyle; I would say you have a short in the wiring someplace. No year of your car, but even so newer cars can get bad places in the wiring. Also I would check the fan relay, as it might be weak or bad too. When standing looking at the engine with the hood open,...

Mitsubishi Repair: Electrical issues on my 1997 Spyder, mitsubishi eclipse, stereo amp
mitsubishi eclipse, stereo amp, electrical issues: Mark, I don t think this an ECU problem. There may be a problem with the relay box or areas where the wires were spliced. If the previous owner had a large stereo/amp system in the car that would draw lots of power, it could cause relays to fail and even...

Mitsubishi Repair: electrical shorts out when I try to crank, blown fuses, electrical shorts
blown fuses, electrical shorts, secondary ignition: Max, The only other possibilities that I can think of is if your computer thinks your timing is significantly off (the cam angle sensor sends a fault) then this may prevent the engine from even trying to turn over to prevent internal engine damage. The other...

Mitsubishi Repair: Fuel Pump, car wont start, mitsubishis
car wont start, mitsubishis, fuel rail: Chris, It s can hurt to inspect your EFI relay. Though if that is working, check your cam angle position sensor. Normally this will through error to the car s computer (ECU) and you d see the check engine light appear. All Mitsubishis made between 89-94...

Mitsubishi Repair: Fuel system for 92 Expo Lrv, batery, electrical problem
batery, electrical problem, fuel pump: Michael, There may be a fuse that has blown. Sometimes referred to as the MPI or EFI fuel. This allows power to the relay and fuel pump. If your fuel pump energizes with a 12V source connected directly to it, then you have an electrical problem in the...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 Mitsubishi Galant Timing Belt Replacement, special tools, idler pulley
Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 Mitsubishi Galant Timing Belt Replacement, special tools, idler pulley, torque

Mitsubishi Repair: Automatic Transmission shifting problems, angeles pampanga, computer box
Mitsubishi Repair: Automatic Transmission shifting problems, angeles pampanga, computer box, o rings

Mitsubishi Repair: Car jerking and stalling, switching gears, switch gears
Mitsubishi Repair: Car jerking and stalling, switching gears, switch gears, speed sensor

Mitsubishi Repair: Eagle Talon (mits motor), coolant temp, engine coolant
Mitsubishi Repair: Eagle Talon (mits motor), coolant temp, engine coolant, fuse holder

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi passes emissions but fails smog because it monitors can't reset the sensors
Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi passes emissions but fails smog because it monitors can't reset the sensors

Mitsubishi Repair: pajero running rough, fuel pressure, fuel pump
Mitsubishi Repair: pajero running rough, fuel pressure, fuel pump, prob

Mitsubishi Repair: timing problem, crank sensor, roll pins
Mitsubishi Repair: timing problem, crank sensor, roll pins, timing belt

Mitsubishi Repair: Heating blowing cold, 2003 mitsubishi galant, mitsubishi galant
2003 mitsubishi galant, mitsubishi galant, air vent: Michael, This is usually caused by the fresh air vent being stuck open and the duct that allows the warm air from the heater core being closed. It sounds like there a problem with your HVAC control, and you may need to have a mechanic inspect the control...

Mitsubishi Repair: help me!!, cruise control, computer problem
cruise control, computer problem, sma: Steve: I would have the computer coded to see if it might tell you the problem with your car.The cruise control is most likely the unit that will have to be replaced. But the rough idling sounds like a computer problem to me. What is the driving problems though,...

Mitsubishi Repair: intake, performance intake, inlets
performance intake, inlets, bov: Roger, I believe the third hose you re referring to comes from the valve cover; the breather hose. Having this hose disconnected shouldn t cause any problems, but should be reconnected to prevent unfiltered air from entering the intake and to prevent oily...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi passes emissions but fails smog because it monitors can't reset the sensors, california smog, automatic failure
california smog, automatic failure, autozone: Hugo: I would have the computer coded, that would explain what is going on with your car and maybe then explain the problem to you. If you got an AutoZone close by they would do this for free and see what the computer kicks out at you. God bless: Lind...

Mitsubishi Repair: magna flooding, oxygen sensor, smoke plumes
oxygen sensor, smoke plumes, catalytic converter: Les, It sounds as if your oxygen sensor has failed and/or your catalytic converter has failed. Check the air intake for any restrictions. Replace the air filter if you haven t done so in the last 72km or 2 years. Have those items inspected and replaced...

Mitsubishi Repair: mitisubitshi, excess strain, mitsubitshi
excess strain, mitsubitshi, trans service: Paul, The power steering drive belt may have the wrong tension. This can happen as the belt gets older. If it s too tight, it can cause excess strain on the pulley. The belt can also become loose, which can cause it to slip. You should have your power...

Mitsubishi Repair: pajero running rough, angle sensors, false signals
angle sensors, false signals, electrican: Dwayne, You should have your cam and crank angle sensors checked. If the test ok, then have your timing belt checked. If it s worn and stretched, it may have skipped a tooth on the sprocket. I d also have your ECM (car s computer) inspected as well. It...

Mitsubishi Repair: problems with ma 96 eclipse, fuse box, fusible link
fuse box, fusible link, starter motor: Javier, If the starter doesn t even crank, then you may have blown your main fusible link that controls your starter motor and fuel relay. This can happen if your fuel pump stopped supplying fuel to the engine, and the car s computer will automatically blow...

Mitsubishi Repair: still has pecking noise after replacing lifters, balance shaft, drive belts
balance shaft, drive belts, dirty oil: Richard, The balance shaft should not be making any noise. Tracking down noises is tough since there are so many moving parts that close together. If the car is running fine, then the noise shouldn t be doing any harm. Though if you haven t changed your...

Mitsubishi Repair: TE 3ltr v6 stopped, compression test, nrma
compression test, nrma, timing belt: Liam, If you are getting fuel to the rail and injectors, and after cranking it for so long without starting, you ve most likely fouled your spark plugs. You should replace your spark plugs (and plug wires if over 100kms). Also, check your mass air sensor...

Mitsubishi Repair: TS Mitsubishi Magno (Diamante US), ts mitsubishi magna, radiator hose
ts mitsubishi magna, radiator hose, cooling fans: Sam: In with the engine with the hood open there is three or maybe only two boxes, black in color and on the tops tell what is in each one. I would say that the fan relay is out, when you find which box has that relay and check to see if it is good. Or if...

Mitsubishi Repair: timing problem, vehicle speed sensor, timing belt tensioner
vehicle speed sensor, timing belt tensioner, sam swope mitsubishi: Steven, It may be the computer or possibly a faulty cam/crank angle sensor. It s tough to track down problems when the computer is faulty because it thinks it detects there s problems, throws bogus codes, and can cause timing issues. This was a common...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1992 Diamante Engine Misfiring, hesitation problem, angle sensor
hesitation problem, angle sensor, brakes and rotors: Charles, I m not quite sure, but I believe the tach on that vehicle is tied into the cam angle sensor. If that sensor was disturbed in some way when the spark plugs were changed, it cause the tachometer to stop moving. The spark plugs and ignition coil...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1994 MITSUBISHI DIAMANTE 3.0 DOHC 6CYLINDER, mitsubishi diamante, 1994 mitsubishi diamante
mitsubishi diamante, 1994 mitsubishi diamante, light flickers: John, All 3 of our problems could be related. They may be indicating your alternator and battery need replacing. Most major auto store parts store can do free checks of your alternator and battery for your. Be sure to have those checked and replaced if...

Mitsubishi Repair: my 1995 eclipse, throttle position sensor, sensor tps
throttle position sensor, sensor tps, go to zero: Carlos, This can be caused by the idle speed controller (ISC) or even the throttle position sensor (TPS). Both of those components are tied into the throttle and the car s computer. If either are malfunctioning, the can cause improper idling and even stalling...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 mitsubishi Eclipse Shifting/Reverse PLMS, mitsubishi eclipse, transmission shop
mitsubishi eclipse, transmission shop, plm: Brandon, Your shifter cables may need adjustment. If they are loose, you can have trouble shifting. You may have a worn sychronizers on your reverse gear. See if you can shift into reverse when the engine is not running. If you easily move the gear shifter...

Mitsubishi Repair: 4cly Mitsibishi mirage 2003, mitsibishi mirage, oil filter housing
mitsibishi mirage, oil filter housing, oil viscosity: Pat, The oil pressure light is triggered by a sensor located on your oil filter housing. If there is a clogged in that area, like your oil filter is clogged, it can trip that light to come on. The clunking could be a result of the clog. It may be due to...

Mitsubishi Repair: 95 eclipse gs 2.0, master brake cylinder, brakes rotors
master brake cylinder, brakes rotors, eclipse gs: Francisco, Since you replaced the calipers, you would have needed to bleed the brakes; front and rear. Else, you ll get pockets of air trapped in the brake lines which can cause the problem you re experiencing. You didn t mention if you replaced your brake...

Mitsubishi Repair: 95 Mitsubishi Galant, mitsubishi galant, torque converter
mitsubishi galant, torque converter, poor fuel: Ryan, This can be caused by a number of things. It can be cause by poor fuel supply, incorrect ignition timing, worn torque converter, or even a bad transmission. I would highly recommend taking the car to your mechanic to have it inspected before you are...

Mitsubishi Repair: A/C pulley or clutch, pulley, manual transmission
pulley, manual transmission, bearings: Anthony, This may be an indication that the bearings in the compressor are starting to go bad. Though you should check to see simply have a loose belt or warped pulley. Inspect the inexpensive items first before considering replacing the a/c compressor....

Mitsubishi Repair: Clutch problem that now squeaks, mitsubishi 3000gt, clutch plate
mitsubishi 3000gt, clutch plate, throwout bearing: Steve, You may have a bad throwout bearing or the clutch plate became misaligned. It s also possible that synchronizers in your transmission have gone bad, and may not have anything to do with the clutch. Check your transmission fluid level as well. I...

Mitsubishi Repair: code problem, vehicle speed sensor, exhaust gas recirculation
vehicle speed sensor, exhaust gas recirculation, p1500: David, P1500 represents a bad signal from the Vehicle Speed Sensor. You should have the sensor inspected and replaced if neccessary. Code P0400 indicates an Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction. This can be caused by a number of things, but the first...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1992 Diamante Engine Misfiring, power transistor, ground signal
Mitsubishi Repair: 1992 Diamante Engine Misfiring, power transistor, ground signal, sohc

Mitsubishi Repair: Clutch problem that now squeaks, 5th gear, 3000gt
Mitsubishi Repair: Clutch problem that now squeaks, 5th gear, 3000gt, one question

Mitsubishi Repair: Galant V6 automatic gearbox, mitsubishi galant, metal shavings
mitsubishi galant, metal shavings, automatic gearbox: Martin, The first thing you should do is check your transmission fluid level. It may be low, dirty, or burnt. If the the fluid appears dirty, has a burnt odor to it, or you detect metal shavings in it, you may need a transmission rebuild. But if your fluid...

Mitsubishi Repair: idle surges up and down and and fast, idle air controller, speed controller
idle air controller, speed controller, throttle body: Ricardo, This sounds like a problem with your idle air controller (IAC), also known as the idle speed controller. This component is attached to the throttle body and regulates the idle speed when the engine reached its normal operating temperature. When...

Mitsubishi Repair: mitsubishi galant 97 dashboard lights out, dashboard lights, mitsubishi galant
dashboard lights, mitsubishi galant, breake: Camilo, This may indicate you have a brake out that s out. Check to see which, if any, of your brake lights are out and replace them. That should fix your problem. If that does not help, have a mechanic inspect your alternator to make sure it s functioning...

Mitsubishi Repair: turbo, eclipse gst, turbine shaft
eclipse gst, turbine shaft, turbine wheel: Dan, This may be caused by the turbine wheel in the turbo wobbling. There should be no free play in the turbine shaft and it should spin freely. You can try a simple by test by letting the engine cool completely, then remove the large intake hose that goes...

Mitsubishi Repair: valve cover gasket & Misc., valve cover gasket, cold air intake
valve cover gasket, cold air intake, miles riley: Riley, Any oil leak is not good. Especially if the oil level drops too low. You should check to see if you notice any cracks on the valve cover. Sometime oil can seep out from the valve cover bolt holes. It could be doing this cracks from over tightening...

Mitsubishi Repair: valves knocking, lifters, mechanic
lifters, mechanic, ricky: Ricky, This sounds like your lifters could be clogged. You can have your mechanic remove the lifters and clean them out. You should also be sure you have clean oil in there, that s the proper amount and proper weight. This may also help with the knocking....

Mitsubishi Repair: whistling sound coming from my exaust when I accelerate, intake hoses, mitz
intake hoses, mitz, exaust: Pete, This usually indicates a leak in your air intake. Check the air inlet into your air filter housing. You may need to replace your air filter as well. Check all your intake hoses and connections to make sure they are tight. If need be, you may want...

Mitsubishi Repair: my 91 eclipse gsx, eclipse gsx, change good luck
eclipse gsx, change good luck, mechanic check: Timothy, The most common cause of this would be a worn crank oil seal. The seal itself is only around $5, but the labor involved may cost a couple hundred dollars. But have your mechanic check for leaks using a dye test. They can circulate a special dye...

Mitsubishi Repair: 91 mitsubishi 3000GT SL, mitsubishi 3000gt, fuel injectors
mitsubishi 3000gt, fuel injectors, 3000gt: Allen, This can be caused by a number of things. A bad fuel pump, spark plugs, ignition coil, fuel injectors, or alternator/battery can all cause the problem you experienced. The best thing would be to take your car to the mechanic and have them diagnose...

Mitsubishi Repair: 94 eclipse no spark coil2-3, ASD relay?, crank angle sensor, eclipse gs
crank angle sensor, eclipse gs, white signal: Joby, The coils are powered by the ASD Relay when the key is first turned on and the ECU is receiving a crank signal. The ASD Relay will not activate without a crank signal. So you may want to test the cam angle sensor/crank angle sensor. Good luck...

Mitsubishi Repair: 97 Mitsubishi Resetting the computer, correct steps, ls 3
correct steps, ls 3, several steps: Stephen, There s nothing special you have to do get your computer to relearn your driving still. Simply drive as you normally would. After a few drives, your computer will learn your driving style. I disconnect my batteries all the time and the computer...

Mitsubishi Repair: 98 talson esi tubo adeed!, dsms, idle air controller
dsms, idle air controller, speed controller: Mike, This sounds like a condition called idle surge. This typically happens when the idle speed controller (sometimes called the idle air controller) malfunctions and does not at what speed to hold the idle at. You can have a mechanic check the ISC to...

Mitsubishi Repair: auto tranny trouble, cold engine, auto tranny
cold engine, auto tranny, valve body: Ben, It s possible the TCU could cause this, but you d want to have a mechanic inspect it to be sure. Many times if your idle is too fast, your tranny will not let you shift into reverse to prevent damage. If you ve noticed your cold engine idle is faster...

Mitsubishi Repair: front left blinker/too fast, auto parts stores, blinkers
auto parts stores, blinkers, comeing: Mitchell, Though the bulbs may appear fine, the filament may be worn to the point that the the resistance is high enough to trip the warning light; which does include fast blinking and a constantly illuminated dash indicator. Try replacing the bulbs and...

Mitsubishi Repair: carbon buildup in gdi engines, fuel injection cleaner, combustion chamber
fuel injection cleaner, combustion chamber, carbon buildup: Brett, Using a premium grade of gasoline and regular usage of fuel injection cleaner can help prevent carbon build-up. There are a number of combustion chamber cleaners on the market that you can try. The one I ve had the most luck with is Mopar Combustion...

Mitsubishi Repair: dead montero?, mitsubishi montero, fusible links
mitsubishi montero, fusible links, functions work: Darryl, Have your fuel system inspected. I faulty fuel system can prevent the ignition system and other related components from working. Check all fuses and fusible links for the ignition system and fuel system. Have the alternator tested as well. Good...

Mitsubishi Repair: FLEX PIPE, stainless steel nuts, stainless steel nuts and bolts
stainless steel nuts, stainless steel nuts and bolts, nuts and bolts: Solomon, I ve never seen the flex section as being sold separately from the down pipe itself. And in reality, it would be more reliable and easier to replace the entire down pipe anyway. If you plan on replacing the downpipe yourself, be sure you also buy...

Mitsubishi Repair: carbon buildup in gdi engines, crankcase breather, inlet manifold
Mitsubishi Repair: carbon buildup in gdi engines, crankcase breather, inlet manifold, crankcase

Mitsubishi Repair: Low Idle, set screw, rubber stopper
Mitsubishi Repair: Low Idle, set screw, rubber stopper, idle air controller

Mitsubishi Repair: Small Evap Leak, charcoal canister, tank lines
Mitsubishi Repair: Small Evap Leak, charcoal canister, tank lines, smoke machine

Mitsubishi Repair: vr4 engine
Mitsubishi Repair: vr4 engine

Mitsubishi Repair: hydraulic clutch adjustment, clutch cylinder, clutch adjustment
clutch cylinder, clutch adjustment, hydraulic clutch: Josh, You have a problem with your master clutch cylinder. Check the inside of the firewall under the dash. That is where the master cylinder likes to leak. You may need to rebuild or replace master clutch cylinder if the springs are stuck. Good luck...

Mitsubishi Repair: its about when you have a car two years in the garage, problem whit, mitsubishi mirage
problem whit, mitsubishi mirage, anthony lopez: The white smoke and lifter noise is normal. The smoke is most likely the standing water that accumulates exhaust system which is begins to burn off when the engine is running. Lifter noise is common for engines that sit for a while. Cars are engineered...

Mitsubishi Repair: Low Idle, mitsubishi eclipse, pressure valve
mitsubishi eclipse, pressure valve, computer test: James: You will need to get the computer coded to see if it might kick out the problem with the low idle, but it sounds like to me that you have a bad or maybe more than one bad sensor someplace. But the computer test should explain that. You need to go to...

Mitsubishi Repair: mitsu eclipse gs-t 1996, mitsu eclipse, eclipse gs
mitsu eclipse, eclipse gs, fuel pump: Danny, You can remove the ECU yourself and carefully open it and check for damage. Sometimes the capacitors on the circuit board can leak over time and cause the problems you re seeing. You can see an example of a damaged ECU here: http://www.90gsx.com/eclipse/cap/caps.htm...

Mitsubishi Repair: RE: Engine rattles when in Gear, ts magna, drive belts
ts magna, drive belts, timing chain: Sam: Try checking the drive belts,or pulley running those belts, it could be you have a bearing going in one of those. Another thing would be to check and make sure all the engine mounts are tight. They do sometimes come loose with age. Has the car had the...

Mitsubishi Repair: Small Evap Leak, fuel pumps, gas cap
fuel pumps, gas cap, fuel pump: Matt: I would say that your fuel pump is getting weak and you will need to replace that. There is an easy test to make sure you are getting enough pressure from it. But if you want to do work on your own car, you need to buy yourself a repair manual for the...

Mitsubishi Repair: talon, head gasket, pullys
head gasket, pullys, cody cody: Cody, With the 1st piston and TDC, you ll also need to align the cam gears so all the valves are closed. You ll also need to make sure the crankshaft gear is aligned with it s TDC timing mark. You can reference the following diagram which illustrates the...

Mitsubishi Repair: vr4 engine, leak down test, lifter
leak down test, lifter, diagnostic test: Shawn, I don t think it would be a lifter issue. You wouldn t loose compression if you had a stuck or clogged lifter. If there is still no compression, then you mechanic should do a leak-down test. This diagnostic test will help determine where the compression...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1994 plymouth colt/mitsubishi mirage, plymouth colt, colt mitsubishi
plymouth colt, colt mitsubishi, mitsubishi mirage: Dustin, A bouncing idle is a condition called idle surge. It can be caused by a number of conditions. A typical one is a faulty idle air controller, also called the idle speed controller. It s attached to your throttle body and regulates the idle speed...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX turbo, mitsubishi eclipse gsx, 1997 mitsubishi eclipse gsx
mitsubishi eclipse gsx, 1997 mitsubishi eclipse gsx, palmdale california: CF, I live on the east coast so I m not familiar with shops out your way. The mechanics that have the most knowledge of those turbo engines would be the dealership and they warranty their parts and labor. Though they will also charge the highest cost for...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1998 Eclipse, mitsubishi eclipse, eagle talon
mitsubishi eclipse, eagle talon, project car: Sabrina, For a car that s over 10 years old with a bad engine, you shouldn t have to pay than $500 for that car. I would not even attempt to fix the existing engine. You should be able to find a rebuilt engine for around $800-$1200. You may also want to...

Mitsubishi Repair: 95 mits rs, chiltons manual, auto parts stores
chiltons manual, auto parts stores, tranny fluid: Josh, There is a fill plug on the side of the transmission. The best would be to pick up a service manual for your car. You can pick up a Haynes or Chiltons manual for your car at most major auto parts stores. That will provide you with most maintenance...

Mitsubishi Repair: 99 eclipse w/ black smoke, air fuel mixture, intake component
air fuel mixture, intake component, service engine soon light: Sean, Black smoke indicates your air/fuel mixture is too rich (too much fuel). Running rich can be caused by several things. A bad O2 sensor (I believe your car has 2 of them; upstream and downstream), clogged air intake component, or faulty catalytic converter...

Mitsubishi Repair: cylinder 3 misfire, fuel injector, capacitors
fuel injector, capacitors, coils: Rob, You should check your car s computer. If you have a Mitsubishi made between 89-94 (and some 95 s) had computers with under-rated capacitors in them that would leak over time. You can read this article for more information: http://www.90gsx.com/eclipse/cap/caps.htm...

Mitsubishi Repair: 99 eclipse w/ black smoke, engine temp, pcm
Mitsubishi Repair: 99 eclipse w/ black smoke, engine temp, pcm, cel

Mitsubishi Repair: fuel pump relay keeps shortning out on 98 Eclipse, pcm, eclipse
Mitsubishi Repair: fuel pump relay keeps shortning out on 98 Eclipse, pcm, eclipse, good luck

Mitsubishi Repair: ticking in dashboard/glovebox, eagle talon, glove box
Mitsubishi Repair: ticking in dashboard/glovebox, eagle talon, glove box, clicker

Mitsubishi Repair: fuel pump relay keeps shortning out on 98 Eclipse, coolant temperature sensor, mass air sensor
coolant temperature sensor, mass air sensor, clogged catalytic converter: Kyle, Typical causes of this problem are a faulty coolant temperature sensor, bad mass air sensor (clogged filter can cause this), or a bad crank sensor. There s even a chance that a clogged catalytic converter could cause this problem. Since you mentioned...

Mitsubishi Repair: Key won't turn in teh ignition., mitsubishi dealership, exact car
mitsubishi dealership, exact car, steering wheel: Andrew, Over time, the peaks on a key can wear down and the cylinder ignition lock will no longer recognize the key. You can try going to local Mitsubishi dealership parts department with your van s registration and VIN and ask them to make you a new key...

Mitsubishi Repair: Keyless Entry on a Mirage, keyless entry system, family friend
keyless entry system, family friend, system doesn: Ian, This is likely the receiving unit that activates the relays that trigger the locks. If that unit or various relays are not functioning, then it will not work. This is probably not something you d want to attempt fixing yourself. The best would be...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi Magna (overheated), mitsubishi magna, head gasket
mitsubishi magna, head gasket, model tp: Sam, When the engine overheated, it may have blown the head gasket. When this happens, you loose compression and the engine will not run. Your mechanic would need to do a compression check to see if the head gasket is actually blown. If so, the gasket...

Mitsubishi Repair: mitsubishi eclipse passenger window, mitsubishi eclipse, local auto
mitsubishi eclipse, local auto, bolts: Jeffery, I don t answer How To questions here. But there are a number of manuals which can be purchased at your local auto parts store. They can guide you step by step for this procedure. But it s a relatively easy process. You ll need to remove the inner...

Mitsubishi Repair: No Power, o2 sensor, simple tune
o2 sensor, simple tune, fuel supply: Marshall, This can be caused by a number of things. Usually a bad O2 sensor won t cause this particular problem; and you would most likely see your check engine light come on. This problem is typically caused by a clogged air intake, clogged fuel supply,...

Mitsubishi Repair: radio code, radio code, battery terminal
radio code, battery terminal, galant: Vince, Each code is specific to the radio, and based on the serial number on the radio. The only place that can give you the code you need is the dealership unless the previous owner knows the code. Some owners write down the code in the owners manual,...

Mitsubishi Repair: SHOGAN GLS 2.5 P reg, piston slap, valve lifters
piston slap, valve lifters, gm trucks: Edward, Without hearing the noise, I can only speculate as to what the problem could be. Loud ticking can be a result of bad valve lifters; also referred to hydraulic lash adjusters. As this clog over time, they can cause a ticking noise. Another cause...

Mitsubishi Repair: ticking in dashboard/glovebox, mitsubishi gallant, maegan
mitsubishi gallant, maegan, good chance: Maegan, It s tough to say what that ticking noise could be. If the glovebox is broken, there s a good chance it a piece of that caused it to break. Your car s computer may also be located behind your glovebox, though a broken glovebox shouldn t cause it...

Mitsubishi Repair: trouble gatting my car started, mitsubishi galant 2001, mitsubishi galant
mitsubishi galant 2001, mitsubishi galant, typical causes: Justin, There are a number of causes for an engine to die. It s possible the fuel filter is completely clogged. Typical causes for a stalled engine are not spark from the ignition, bad ignition timing, no fuel supply, or inadequate air supply. The best...

Mitsubishi Repair: Windshield Washes Tank, tank leaks, mitsubishi eclipse
tank leaks, mitsubishi eclipse, 2003 mitsubishi eclipse: Star, You should be able remove your washer tank to find the leak. Most hardware stores sell epoxies that can stand up to liquids, heat and stress, which your washer tank can experience. If you don t think you d be able to remove the tank yourself, you...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1997 Eclipse head gasket removal problems, chiltons manuals, head gasket
chiltons manuals, head gasket, auto parts stores: Julie, At the risk of giving incomplete instructions and have someone hurt their car or themselves, I do not answer How To questions here. But there are a number of service manuals in auto parts stores that you can get for you Eclipse that should explain...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1998 mitsubishi eclipse, fuel pressure regulator, mitsubishi eclipse
fuel pressure regulator, mitsubishi eclipse, vacuum lines: Brian, I m not sure what which exact those vacuum lines you re seeing, but it s possible you traced them back to the fuel pressure regulator. You may need to have your car brought to a mechanic to inspect the fuel system to see if the proper pressure is...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2000 mitsubishi eclipse 3.0L V6 automatic transmission/sportstronic, mitsubishi eclipse, work hazard
mitsubishi eclipse, work hazard, power locks: Dan, Most of the items you re referring to are connected to the ignition switch. If that switch is faulty, then you ll have the exact problems you re experiencing. If you need to have the steering lock/ignition switch and/or the combo switch replaced, you...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 Eclipse, blown head gasket, coolant level
blown head gasket, coolant level, operation temperature: Anthony, For the overheating in this scenario is typically caused by a blown head gasket. Have our friend check the coolant level. Even if it appears to have coolant in the system, a leak at the head gasket can prevent flow of coolant to pass around the...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse rev limiter coming-on to soon, mitsubishi eclipse, fuel supply
mitsubishi eclipse, fuel supply, fuel system: Cory, The rev limiter should not kick in until your RPMs hit the redline. It s possible your car s computer is thinking the engine is revving too high. A damaged ECU or TCU could cause this. Though sometimes what may feel like the rev limiter could be...

Mitsubishi Repair: 93 3000gt intermediate stall problem, intermittent problems, mitsubishis
intermittent problems, mitsubishis, 3000gt: Jeff, Most intermittent problems are caused by something electrical. This problem could indicate a faulty ECU (your car s computer). This is a problem for many older Mitsubishis. You can get more about information on that here: http://www.90gsx.com/eclipse/cap/caps.htm...

Mitsubishi Repair: 94 eclipse, timing light, distributor cap
timing light, distributor cap, eclipse: Scott, If your problem is that your timing is off, you shouldn t be try to set the timing by turning the rotor. Though you may get it close, it will still be off. You ll want to get a timing light and set it it properly. But if the engine is running fine...

Mitsubishi Repair: AC Flooding onto floor on driver side, mitsubishi spyder, mitsubishi service
mitsubishi spyder, mitsubishi service, road debris: Lindsey, Sometimes it s simply the drain tube that s clogged. That tube is located on the underside of the car, near the passenger side. That tube can get clogged from road debris or even insects. Sometimes a blasted of compressed air can free a clog....

Mitsubishi Repair: air conditioning, drip hose, drip line
drip hose, drip line, leak water: Dan, Sounds like you re on the right track. The drip hose for the A/C evaporator is probably plugged with debris or insects (yes, bugs do crawl up there sometimes). If you have access to a compressor, you can try blasting air up into the hose to clear any...

Mitsubishi Repair: A/C Belt, montero sport, compressor motor
montero sport, compressor motor, engine speeds: Ryan, If the belt was not tight enough, you would hear squealing. If the cold air decreases when your engine speeds up, this could indicate a problem with the A/C compressor motor or with the refrigerant level in the system. You should have your refrigerant...

Mitsubishi Repair: Engine Does not Idle, acclerator, exact problem
acclerator, exact problem, fuel supply: Shawn, This problem may be a result of poorly firing spark plugs, low fuel supply, bad alternator, clogged air intake, or clogged exhaust. There are a number of items that can cause this problem, you ll want someone to fully inspect your engine to narrow...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1998 mitsubishi eclipse, heater core, diamante
Mitsubishi Repair: 1998 mitsubishi eclipse, heater core, diamante, engine options

Mitsubishi Repair: gears slipping in overdrive only, mitsubishi magna, transmission shops
mitsubishi magna, transmission shops, gearbox: Tammy, It s hard to say if you need a new gear box without a complete inspection of the transmission and also an inspection of the transmission computer. It s possible the problem could electrical rather than mechanical. I d recommend you get a few estimates...

Mitsubishi Repair: Oil burning, valve cover gasket, valve seals
valve cover gasket, valve seals, best case scenario: Codey, The problem you described is usually caused by leaky valve seals and/or leak valve guides. The worst case would be if you have worn piston rings and oil is getting into your combustion chamber that way. There s also a best-case scenario which would...

Mitsubishi Repair: rear panel, mitsubishi eclipse, rear fender
mitsubishi eclipse, rear fender, body shop: Rick, I believe that fender is part of the unibody frame. This would mean it s not a separate part that can be replaced. That may be why the previous owner tried to fix it himself. I d recommend taking the car to a couple body shop and get a few estimates...

Mitsubishi Repair: Slipping P/S & A/C belt, straight edges, mid point
straight edges, mid point, c drive: Ron, There are special tools you can get to measure the deflection of the belts. But with a couple of straight edges, you can check it yourself. At the mid point of any belt, you should be able to push down on it to between 1-2 inches. If it s so tight...

Mitsubishi Repair: '03 Eclipse GTS manual, transmission shop, starter motor
transmission shop, starter motor, alternator: Emily, Replacing the alternator once so far is not uncommon. But having to replace the starter motor twice already leads to me to believe there may be a problem with the flywheel or transmission itself. I would recommend having your transmission looked...

Mitsubishi Repair: 03 Lancer cigarette lighter, negative probe, 12 volt
negative probe, 12 volt, negative voltage: Ben, The center does accept the +12volt wire and the side is the ground. If you have a voltmeter, this is easy to figure out. On the voltmeter, put the positive probe on the one wire and the negative probe on the other. If your reading comes out with a...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1990 mitsubishi clutch manul 5 speed, bolts and nuts, rusty bolts
bolts and nuts, rusty bolts, clutch cylinder: Carl, If you do not have any experience with replacing a clutch, it will seem like a very difficult task. You will need to be able to pull the axles, detach engine mounts and drop the transmission in order to get to clutch assembly. Also, depending on your...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1995 eclipse dies suddenly....., mitsubishi eclipse gs, 1995 mitsubishi eclipse gs
mitsubishi eclipse gs, 1995 mitsubishi eclipse gs, intake component: Hazael, Your problem can be caused by a number of things. Many of which can be fixed with a standard tune-up. You could have a bad ignition component, faulty fuel supply, faulty air intake component, or poor ignition timing. Have your mechanic take a look...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1996 galant 2.4 wont idle, mass air sensor, fuel emissions
mass air sensor, fuel emissions, auto parts stores: Mike, From your latest information, I can tell that you definitely have a fuel/emissions system problem. But instead of running too lean, you re right in assuming your running too rich; way too much fuel. The red-hot exhaust is caused by the catalytic converter...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse keeps shutting off., mitsubishi eclipse, auto parts stores
mitsubishi eclipse, auto parts stores, battery terminals: Jimmy, Along with frying the computer, you may have burnt out the alternator. Reversing the polarity at the battery terminals can burn out the diode or the voltage regulator in the alternator. Major auto parts stores like Autozone or Advance Auto can check...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001diamante door locks, power window switch, short circuits
power window switch, short circuits, switch assembly: Garry, This sounds like a problem in the driver side power window switch assembly. That switch controls the windows and door locks. If that switch is damaged, it can cause short circuits and cause the random locking/unlocking that you re experiencing. ...

Mitsubishi Repair: 3000gt, flow measurements, vr4
flow measurements, vr4, full boost: Lucas, When your car s engine is cold, your car s computer (ECU) tends to be bypassed and does not regulate ignition timing or certain sensors for air flow measurements. After your engine reaches normal operating temperatures, air flow is closely monitored...

Mitsubishi Repair: 95 eclipse, battery cables, exhaust flow
battery cables, exhaust flow, intake hose: Brittany, There are a number of things that can cause the engine to die: Poor ignition components (alternator, spark plugs, plug wires, ignition coil, etc) Poor fuel supply (weak fuel pump, clogged fuel filter, clogged injectors, etc) Poor air intake...

Mitsubishi Repair: 98 eclipse overheating and averflow spills over, coolant system, head gasket
coolant system, head gasket, air bubbles: Racquel, Overheating can be caused by a number of thing. The most common is a stuck thermostat. Other common causes is a lack of coolant, lack of engine oil, air bubbles in the coolant system, a failed water pump, or lack of pressure in the coolant system....

Mitsubishi Repair: A/C condensation on Drivers side floor, mitsubishi eclipse gs, mitsubishi eclipse
mitsubishi eclipse gs, mitsubishi eclipse, small drain: John, There is a small drain hose underneath the car on the passenger side where the water from the A/C is supposed to drip out when the A/C running. Sometimes that drain hose can get clogged. When that happens, the water is unable to drain out of the car...

Mitsubishi Repair: Cracked Dash, auto salvage yard, repair options
auto salvage yard, repair options, good shape: Melissa, Because the dash (or Instrument Panel as Mitsubishi calls it) is essential a single part, it s an expensive item. A new one from the dealership would cost around $750-$1000. You may be able to find one in good shape a local auto salvage yard for...

Mitsubishi Repair: a/c water condensation leaking, water condensation, small drain
water condensation, small drain, c drain: John, There is a small drain hose underneath the car on the passenger side where the water from the A/C is supposed to drip out when the A/C running. Sometimes that drain hose can get clogged. When that happens, the water is unable to drain out of the car...

Mitsubishi Repair: Drive mode light blinks, drive mode, transmission oil
drive mode, transmission oil, oil change: Juan, I m not exactly sure what you re referring to with the Drive mode light. But you may want to check the owners manual for troubleshooting. It may indicate a problem with the transmission not being able to shift into overdrive. If you are unable...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1995 eclipse dies suddenly....., mass air sensor, energi
Mitsubishi Repair: 1995 eclipse dies suddenly....., mass air sensor, energi, fuel issues

Mitsubishi Repair: 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse keeps shutting off., altenator, fuel filter
Mitsubishi Repair: 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse keeps shutting off., altenator, fuel filter, fuel pump

Mitsubishi Repair: 95 eclipse, mass air sensor, energi
Mitsubishi Repair: 95 eclipse, mass air sensor, energi

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi 5 speed linkage, hydraulic failure, clutch slave
Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi 5 speed linkage, hydraulic failure, clutch slave, master and slave

Mitsubishi Repair: overheating, air bubbles, auto parts store
Mitsubishi Repair: overheating, air bubbles, auto parts store, liter engine

Mitsubishi Repair: timing belt 1999 galant 4cyl.automatic, ring groove, oil pan
Mitsubishi Repair: timing belt 1999 galant 4cyl.automatic, ring groove, oil pan, piston

Mitsubishi Repair: fuel pump relay, fuel pump relay, mitsubishi galant
fuel pump relay, mitsubishi galant, mechanic check: Peter, It s possible that your head gasket blew when you went into the redline. You should have a compression test done on the engine to see if all cylinders are still getting proper compression. You can check if the fuel pump is energizing by turning your...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi 5 speed linkage, shift levers, shift forks
shift levers, shift forks, shift fork: Torey, This can be caused by a damaged shift fork. The best would be to have a mechanic inspect the shift levers on the transmission itself. You can also remove the shifter knob and check the cable connections at the shifter. If all connection appear secure...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi Pajero 1990 (NG) radiator overflow, mitsubishi pajero, coolant system
mitsubishi pajero, coolant system, drve: Kerry, Your thermostat may be stuck closed or there may be a clog in your radiator. The thermostat is relatively inexpensive to replace, and if it has never been replaced before, it should be checked. Your mechanic should also be able to pressure test your...

Mitsubishi Repair: misfire, cylinder compression, carbon residue
cylinder compression, carbon residue, secondary ignition: Giuseppe, I d recommend running a compression test to make sure you are getting the proper compression in each cylinder. If only one or two plugs in a set are fouled, it is a good practice to check for sticking valves, a cracked distributor cap, or bad secondary...

Mitsubishi Repair: mitsibishi 2001 eclipse no spark or injector pulse, fuel pump, detonation
fuel pump, detonation, timing belt: Tom, If the ECU detects the fuel pump is bad, it will immediately blow the fuse. This is done to prevent the engine from trying to start/run, which would cause detonation. Connect a 12v source directly to fuel pump to see if it activates and pressurizes...

Mitsubishi Repair: overheating, eclipse spyder, radiator fan
eclipse spyder, radiator fan, head gasket: Woodrow, This problem can occur when you have a below normal amount of coolant in the system, the water pump is not circulating the coolant around the system proper, there is an excessive amount of air in the system, there is a clog in the radiator (or damaged/blocked...

Mitsubishi Repair: Power Steering Belt on 01 Eclipse, auto parts stores, torque specs
auto parts stores, torque specs, belt tension: Becky, If you really intend on replacing this belt yourself, I highly recommend you get yourself a service manual for the car. Most auto parts stores carry a service manual for that car for around $15. The manuals give full and often illustrated instructions...

Mitsubishi Repair: surging idle and stalling, mass air sensor, throttle position sensor
mass air sensor, throttle position sensor, sensor tps: Wiliam, You may have a problem with your throttle position sensor (TPS), your idle air controller (IAC), or your mass air sensor (MAS). These components are typically bypassed when the engine is cold, but once it reaches the normal operating temperature,...

Mitsubishi Repair: timing belt 1999 galant 4cyl.automatic, internal engine components, interference engine
internal engine components, interference engine, cylinder head: E., Your Galant has an interference engine. And typically if the T-belt snaps while driving, you ll damage internal engine components, like valves, guides, and even the piston heads. You may want to have your mechanic pull the cylinder head and check those...

Mitsubishi Repair: wheel bearings, wheel bearings, hydraulic press
wheel bearings, hydraulic press, bearing: Julie, If purchasing the part from the dealership, the hub and bearing come together as an assembly. Though most parts stores sell the hub/bearing assembly together as well, you should be able to buy the bearing separate. Though the bearing itself is the...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2000 Mitsubishi Galant speedometer, galant speedometer, vehicle speed sensor
galant speedometer, vehicle speed sensor, wheel drive cars: Chris, Most cars have one main vehicle speed sensor (vss). The VSS in front wheel drive cars is mounted in the transmission. A gear in the tranny turns a small gear on the VSS. If a tooth of the gear on the VSS is damaged, you can get that erratic speedometer...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 Eclipse Spyder GT, eclipse spyder gt, long term storage
eclipse spyder gt, long term storage, key cylinder: Gieto, When the alarm is armed, there may be other components other than the fuel pump that do not get power. And hot wiring the fuel pump is not a good idea for other reasons. The chip inside your key should be fine. It s not powered by any battery. ...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2003 mitsubitshi lancer, mitsubitshi lancer, match down
mitsubitshi lancer, match down, auto zone: Erica, You can rest assure that your car WILL NOT blow up. There is no lighting circuitry connected to your fuel system. Even if someone dropped a lit match down your fuel tank, the car would not blow up (I ve seen someone try that once :) ). A bulb that...

Mitsubishi Repair: 94 Montero electrical problem., battery cables, windows radio
battery cables, windows radio, fusible links: Adam, What you described typically happens when the alternator begins to fail. But you mentioned that you had replaced the alternator and it did not fix the problem, so this makes it a bit more difficult to diagnose. You should have your battery cables...

Mitsubishi Repair: How to change the license plate light on a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant, mitsubishi galant, 2002 mitsubishi galant
mitsubishi galant, 2002 mitsubishi galant, sealant: Hannah, With the screws removed, you should be able to remove the cover and gain access to the bulb. There typically is a gasket or other sealant that can make it difficult to remove. But with a firm (yet careful) pulling, you should be able to get it....

Mitsubishi Repair: convertible roof leak on a 2001 eclipse spyder, 2001 eclipse spyder, eclipse gs
2001 eclipse spyder, eclipse gs, drain holes: Josh, Even the smallest crease or dent in the weatherstripping can cause a poor seal and leak. In the rules of nature, water always wins. You can t stop it indefinitely, but you can reroute it. You need to watch how the water is being routed down your...

Mitsubishi Repair: Dashboard lights, light dimmer switch, dashboard lights
light dimmer switch, dashboard lights, dash light: Kathy, Sometimes when a brake light bulb or turn signal light bulb goes out, the dash lights do not illuminate to warn you to check your bulbs. You can also check the dash light dimmer switch. If the switch is off or damaged, the dash lights will not come...

Mitsubishi Repair: How to change the license plate light on a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant, electrical connection, wiring harness
Mitsubishi Repair: How to change the license plate light on a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant, electrical connection, wiring harness, license plate

Mitsubishi Repair: high idle, mass air sensor, throttle position sensor
mass air sensor, throttle position sensor, air fuel ratio: Arnold, Check your car s computer. The computer (ECU) is essentially bypassed when your engine is cold. Once the engine warms up, the ECU will begin to take over and adjust timing, air/fuel ratio mixture, and a number of other areas to try to keep your...

Mitsubishi Repair: PROBLEM STARTING THE CAR, new spark, throttle body
new spark, throttle body, fuel filter: Kenneth, You may have a clog in your air intake or fuel system. By stepping on the gas pedal while starting, not only are you trying to force fuel into the engine, you are also opening the throttle body plate to get more air into the engine as well. You...

Mitsubishi Repair: ram 50, auto salvage yard, fuse
auto salvage yard, fuse, salvage: Charles, You most likely do need a new cigarette lighter. They are relatively inexpensive and you can probably find one very cheap from an auto salvage yard if you have one in your area. Unfortunately, I do not have any information on replacement information....

Mitsubishi Repair: Surging idle, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Shawn, A common cause of idle surge is a malfunctioning idle speed controller (ISC) also referred to as an idle air control (IAC). This is a small stepper motor connected to the throttle body that regulates the idle speed when the engine has reached normal...

Mitsubishi Repair: Window wont go up, window switch, electrical problem
window switch, electrical problem, switch panel: Jesse, The two things that cause a power window to not go up is a bad regulator/motor or a bad connection at the window switch. Even if only one window won t go up, but the others do, there can still be an electrical problem. The drivers window switch panel...

Mitsubishi Repair: wrong fuel, mitsubishi pajero 2006, diesel 4x4
mitsubishi pajero 2006, diesel 4x4, diesel fuel: Shane, You shouldn t have caused much, if any, damage. Unless you continuously tried to start the car after it died and wore out the starter motor, you should be fine. Drain out any remaining pretrol/diesel mixture and pull the glow plugs and inspect them...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1995 DOHC GT3000 SL, gt3000, selling used cars
gt3000, selling used cars, repair question: Jeffrey, One of the best places I know that many have had good luck at selling used cars is on Craiglist. There is one for your area: http://dallas.craigslist.org/ It is a great way to post automobiles you wish to sell, along with just about anything...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse, mitsubishi eclipse gt, mitsubishi eclipse
mitsubishi eclipse gt, mitsubishi eclipse, tirerack com: Jacob, Fixing an oil leak can vary widely in price; depending on where the leak is coming from. A very rough estimate can be anywhere from $100-$500 depending on parts and labor necessary. The price of tires varies widely as well. For most tire retail...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2009 Lancer GTS warning Light, passenger side airbag, newer cars
passenger side airbag, newer cars, theft security: Jim, That flashing light is most like a security system indicator. Most newer cars have them and typically gets enabled when you lock the doors. There are a number of things that can cause a security system to go off, and varies widely by make and model...

Mitsubishi Repair: 96 Eclipse Over heating, radiator cap, temperature gauge
radiator cap, temperature gauge, weep hole: Darrell, Coolant is under high pressure once it heats up, and even the slightest gap or rip in a hose can cause it to leak. A worn water pump can also leak. The manufacturers of water pumps put in a weep hole, which will leak coolant slowly to indicate...

Mitsubishi Repair: Bad Shaking 97 mirage, tie rod ends, mitsubishi mirage
tie rod ends, mitsubishi mirage, wheel alignment: Kim, The most common causes of vibrations at high speed is poor wheel alignment and balance. If the wheels are out of balance due to damage, then you ll continuously have poor performance, premature tire wear, and bad vibrations. When a tire shop performs...

Mitsubishi Repair: Car stalls when idle or slowing down, mass air sensor, mitsubishi galant
mass air sensor, mitsubishi galant, car stalls: Joon, The ignition system should be inspected; spark plugs, ignition coil, plug wires. A faulty charging system can also cause this type of problem. The battery and alternator should be tested. Other areas to check are the intake system (mass air sensor,...

Mitsubishi Repair: Car won't start, mitsubishi eclipse, gas tanks
mitsubishi eclipse, gas tanks, relay switch: Gloria, The fuel relay is most likely located behind the dash on the passenger side. Though it s rare for those to be faulty. You may have burned out your fuel pump or clogged your fuel filter as a result of running out of gas. The fuel being sucked up...

Mitsubishi Repair: engine, eclipse gs, cranks
eclipse gs, cranks, fuel system: Kevin, There s not much info to go on here, but my first idea would be to have the battery tested to make sure it s putting out the proper craning amps. You should also have your fuel system and ignition system checked. Lack of fuel and/or lack of spark...

Mitsubishi Repair: engine stalls out when heater is turned on, engine stalls, charging system
engine stalls, charging system, extra power: Chris, When the heater is turned on, it draws extra power from the charging system. If the battery or alternator is weak, it can cause the engine to stall. Also, in some cars, when the heater is on (particularly the defogger), the A/C may come on as well...

Mitsubishi Repair: IAC Valve Adjustment, eclipse gs, exact procedure
eclipse gs, exact procedure, valve adjustment: Stanley, I do not have the exact procedure memorized, and if you improperly try to adjust your idle, it may make things worse. If your idle is a little high; between 1000-1500 rpms when your engine is at normal operating temp., then you should be fine. The...

Mitsubishi Repair: Lost compresion, valve seals, head gasket
valve seals, head gasket, leakdown test: Shawn, You may have a cracked ring, warped head gasket, or worn valve seals or guides. A compression test is good to find the general area your engine has lost compression. A more precise procedure is called a leakdown test. There is quite a bit of information...

Mitsubishi Repair: montero overheating problem, mitsubishi montero sport, cylinder head gasket
mitsubishi montero sport, cylinder head gasket, mitsubishi montero: Marlon, I ve seen this problem happen when the water pump cannot maintain proper pressure. Lack of pressure while driving uphill causes the coolant to move towards the firewall and away from the radiator; resulting in overheating. Lack of pressure can be...

Mitsubishi Repair: ol pan leaks, mitsubishi mirage, pipe dope
mitsubishi mirage, pipe dope, teflon tape: Tom, A leak like this can be caused by a deform in the area on the pan around the drain plug or even worn inner threads of the oil pan. This can be cause by cross threading or excessive stress from the drain plug being removed and screwed back in over time....

Mitsubishi Repair: Rebuild, fuel injected 2, proper tools
fuel injected 2, proper tools, timing belt: Jay, There are rebuild kits available from several aftermarket merchants, as well as the dealership. Though it s a very involved process, especially if you do not have experience in head rebuilds and general engine work. Having the proper tools and documentation...

Mitsubishi Repair: SERVICE ENGINE SOON, new car owner, stick shifts
new car owner, stick shifts, autozone: Bharath, If the car drives fine, but the service engine light comes on, that typically means the car s computer has detected an emissions problem. This may be something as simple a loose gas cap. If you have an AutoZone in your area, take your car there...

Mitsubishi Repair: service engine soon light, mitsubishi evo 8, 2005 mitsubishi evo 8
mitsubishi evo 8, 2005 mitsubishi evo 8, auto parts stores: Craig, The SES (service engine soon) light can come on for a number of reasons. There are a number of sensors your car s computer relies on to make sure it s performing as it should. The SES light comes on when one or more of these sensors detects a problem....

Mitsubishi Repair: tr magna 92 4cyl timing repair, hydraulic tensioners, magnas
hydraulic tensioners, magnas, timing chain: Jason, I m not familiar with the engine in the Magnas, but typically there is a tension on a timing belt. Some are hydraulic tensioners and others are mechanic-spring tensioners. If you can find the tensioner and remove it or loosen it, that should allow...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1999 diamante, mechanic check, fuse box
mechanic check, fuse box, battery terminals: Mike, Make sure the battery is charging appropriately while the car is running. Check the voltage across the battery terminals when the car is running and has reached normal operating temperature. If it s below 13 volts (normal is around 14.4 volts), the...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2000 eclipse gt air dampner, eclipse gt, heater core
eclipse gt, heater core, funnels: Sam, I do not know of the exact damper location, but the air flows in from the vent just below the outside of the windshield as funnels in through the ducting connected to the heater core. If that is stuck open, your air temp will be lower. You may also...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2005 magna stalling, mass air sensor, best bet
mass air sensor, best bet, dirty air: Jessica, You may have a bad alternator, clogged fuel filter, weak fuel pump, dirty air filter, malfunctioning mass air sensor, or even a problem with your ignition timing. As you can see, stalling issues can be cause by a number of components if they are...

Mitsubishi Repair: Automatic Transmission Failed!!! Trying to fix instead of replace. 01 Mits Galant GTZ, galant gtz, new liquid
galant gtz, new liquid, valve body: Dennis, Bad/burnt fluid can clog up the valve body and start the transmission to slip. This could have caused the burning of the clutches and bands. At this point, you probably due for a entire transmission rebuild. There are so many parts involved in a...

Mitsubishi Repair: Clicking sound in the rear part of the car, car headlights, power antenna
car headlights, power antenna, mitsubhishi: Sourabh, If you car has a power antenna, it could be that motor is stuck and is unable to determine when the antenna is completely down. The only other electrical component I can think of in that area would be the fuel pump, unless you have a CD changer...

Mitsubishi Repair: Fuel Sending unit, gas gauge, fuel sending unit
gas gauge, fuel sending unit, fuel pumps: David, Most sending units are incorporated into the fuel pump. It may be a sign that your fuel pump may need replacing soon. Fuel pumps rarely give any warning before they go bad, so it s best to have it checked out before it simply fails completely while...

Mitsubishi Repair: intense squeal, burning smell, ac fan, mitsubishi eclipse, drive belts
mitsubishi eclipse, drive belts, alternator belt: Greg, This problem is typical of a loose or worn belt. Using WD40 or other belt conditioners may help briefly, but the problem will return and worsen unless fixed properly. You have 3 main drive belts; alternator, power steering, and A/C compressor. Over...

Mitsubishi Repair: Magna ks verada 1992 v6, coolant temperature sensor, valve stem seals
coolant temperature sensor, valve stem seals, engine coolant temperature sensor: CJ, When the engine is cold, the car s computer is relatively passive. Once the engine warms up, the computer begins to take in readings from various sensors in the car and regulates ignition timing, air flow, fuel flow, and monitors emissions. If any of...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsi Lancer 2005 ES Manual 2.0L, battery cables, lancer 2005
battery cables, lancer 2005, car stalls: Shelley, Have your mechanic check your alternator. Sometimes when a new battery is put in, problems with the alternator can be more noticeable. Be sure the battery cables are tightly fastened to the battery terminal posts. If the SRS and ABS lights are...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi Oulander 2003, fuse box, faulty wiring
fuse box, faulty wiring, new spark: Shirla, There may be a short circuit or faulty wiring in the fuse box under the steering column, or even in the fuse or relay boxes under the hood. If you have not had a dealership mechanic inspect the problem, that may be your best option. Good luck...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi RVR Sport Car N73W, mitsubishi rvr, catalytic converters
mitsubishi rvr, catalytic converters, excessive fuel: Doreen, There are a number of causes for backfiring. Usually it is engine timing. It could be bad fuel also. I have seen Catalytic converters cause the same symptom. A bad coil could cause it by jumping posts. Excessive fuel out of a injector can cause that...

Mitsubishi Repair: Squealing noise in Engine TJ 2001 Magna Manual, car trips, short trips
car trips, short trips, speed limit: Paul, Definitely check and replace the belts if necessary. Most belts need replacing around around 160,000 km or so. There s also a chance that the bearings in one or more of the belt pulls or A/C tension has become excessively worn. Have those checked...

Mitsubishi Repair: Starting issues, mass air sensor, mitsubishi gt
mass air sensor, mitsubishi gt, gas meter: Joe, Have the fuel pump checked. There s a chance the pump is weak can is unable to provide adequate fuel pressure to start the engine. If the fuel is really emptying that fast, you may have a leak or your mass air sensor may be failing and you engine is...

Mitsubishi Repair: starting magna 1997, basic elements, fuel pump
basic elements, fuel pump, fuel system: Louie, Check the ignition system and fuel system. This may be a problem with the spark plugs, ignition coils, or the timing may be off. Be sure to have the fuel pump inspected as well. The three basic elements to get a car to run is spark, air, and fuel....

Mitsubishi Repair: TE Magna, drainage holes, chalk lines
drainage holes, chalk lines, spare wheel: Justin, The weatherstripping around the boot allows water to pass over it without letting it leak in. Though if that water flow slows down and begins to accumulate, it can begin to seep through. An easy check you can do so see where the leak may be is put...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1995 Daimante 2.5L V6, valve lifters, fuel injectors
valve lifters, fuel injectors, josiah: Josiah, The most common components that cause that sound are either the fuel injectors or the valve lifters. If it really bothers you, you can ask your mechanic to pull and clean your injectors and lifters. The more expensive alternative would be to replace...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2003 galant with alot of stupid issues, radio clock, battery connection
radio clock, battery connection, dome light: Tracy, It sounds like a poor connection at the battery; either with a loose cable connection or improper grounding. I would recommend you have a mechanic inspect the battery connection and ground points to see if anything is loose. A worn fuse may also...

Mitsubishi Repair: 93 mits 3000gt vr4 oil gauge or pump ??, oil filter housing, oil gauge
oil filter housing, oil gauge, pressure sensor: Kirk, If the pump was not working, you d quickly know it from your temperature gauge. The heat quickly increase, and your oil would burn; and you d smell that. This is probably a problem with the sending unit and/or pressure sensor. Both, I believe, are...

Mitsubishi Repair: 97 Legnum 2.5 twin turbo problem, pcv valve, angle sensor
pcv valve, angle sensor, intake components: Carl, This is a car I m not familiar with, but be sure you mechanic inspects the fuel system for proper pressure and all air intake components. Even something as unsuspecting as a clogged PCV valve can cause the problems you re experiencing. Good luck...

Mitsubishi Repair: car will not click into park to allow me to turn the car all the way off and get my key back., google searches, linkage problem
google searches, linkage problem, mitsubishi eclipse: Bradley, You can t tell for sure if this is a serious problem or not unless you have mechanic physically inspect it. If your car is running properly and shifts through the gears normally while driving, then you transmission as a whole should be ok. You...

Mitsubishi Repair: new engine or rebuild, internet forums, 3000gt
internet forums, 3000gt, mechanics: Chris, Your best option is to find a reputable engine supplier that specializes in rebuilds. Most of the time, if you have a working engine, you can exchange it for a pristine rebuild that they can drop right in and be underway. The tough part if finding...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 galant won't start, crank angle sensor, cylinder heads
crank angle sensor, cylinder heads, timing belt: Josh, It s possible the crank angle sensor is improperly aligned. With the amount of work that s involved in rebuilding cylinder heads, it s not uncommon for other components to get screwed up in the mix. Try to see if you can read any trouble codes from...

Mitsubishi Repair: 95 daimante wagon v6 overdrive, overdrive switch, transmission shop
overdrive switch, transmission shop, time mike: Mike, This may be a bad overdrive switch or malfunctioning electrical connection. It s hard to give an estimate on a repair cost, and that ca vary significantly based on the actual problem. I would recommend you have a transmission shop inspect the drive-train...

Mitsubishi Repair: Excesssive vibration of mitsubishi chariot model 1994 diesel engine automatic transmission, mitsubishi chariot, crank shaft
mitsubishi chariot, crank shaft, balance shaft: Rolly, The problem may be with the balance shaft or the balance shaft belt. The belt is similar to the main timing belt, and keeps the balance shaft turning in the proper phase as the main crank shaft. If the balance shaft belt is broken or misaligned,...

Mitsubishi Repair: idling problem for mitsubishi, crank shaft position sensor, shaft position
crank shaft position sensor, shaft position, fuel pressure: walter, This could be caused by a number of issues. You may have bad spark, weak alternator, improper ignition timing, low fuel pressure, or limited air supply. This could even indicate a bad crank shaft position sensor or even your car s computer may be...

Mitsubishi Repair: lancer has no spark, mobile mechanic, mitsubishis
mobile mechanic, mitsubishis, eclipse: Paul, This may be a problem with the ignition coil or perhaps the ignition timing. There s a chance that it may be the car s computer itself. There s a known issue for computers on Mitsubishis produced between 89-94. You can read this article for more...

Mitsubishi Repair: problem with the o2 wiring, heather heather, o2 sensor
heather heather, o2 sensor, patch cable: Heather, You may want to consider replacing the entire O2 sensor; one which comes with a harness that matches your car s connector. But if you attempt to correct this yourself, you ll want a very solid connection, which would involve soldering in patch cable...

Mitsubishi Repair: SMOKE PROBLEM ON THE MOTOR, coolant leak, head gasket
coolant leak, head gasket, sticky residue: Karla, White smoke can many times indicate a coolant leak. If the smoke has a bit of a sticky residue and is a bit sweet smelling, then you are burning coolant. This can lead to a lack in coolant, should can cause the engine to overheat. This can happen...

Mitsubishi Repair: timing belt broke, interference engines, mitsubishi engines
interference engines, mitsubishi engines, timing belt: Ray, Mitsubishi engines are interference engines. This means that cylinders and valves share the same space, but never touch each other when the timing belt is properly set. When a timing belt breaks, the timing gets thrown and its almost inevitable that...

Mitsubishi Repair: 02 Eclipse Immobilizer, eclipse gt, eclipse gs
eclipse gt, eclipse gs, jesus jesus: Jesus, If the car is not registered to you, your dealership may not be able to help. But it can t hurt to call up the service department and see what they can do for you. You may have luck simply removing the immobilizer. On some cars, it just a device...

Mitsubishi Repair: 12 volt lighter socket on Mitsibishi Galant 1997, auto parts stores, galants
auto parts stores, galants, volt meter: Hilda, Replacing the socket is not too difficult. Many auto parts stores carry a repair manual for the Galants. To remove the old socket, you should remove the front panel cover. The repair manual should indicate where (if at all) the screws are to remove...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1987 Dodge Raider vibration, mitsubishi pajero, engine vibration
mitsubishi pajero, engine vibration, piston rod: Ignacio, There are a number of items that can cause engine vibration. When you say that it happens at the shop without the belt connected, I m not sure what belt you re referring to. Common causes of vehicle vibrations (not including tire/wheel imbalance)...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1992 plymouth colt 1.5, plymouth colt, starter motor
plymouth colt, starter motor, battery cable: Don, This can be cause by a number of conditions. You may have bad spark plugs or ignition coil. Even a poor ground from the battery cable can cause this. I would recommend having your local mechanic inspect the ignition system and the starter motor. ...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1994 mitsubishi mirage 1.8L, mass air sensor, crank angle sensor
mass air sensor, crank angle sensor, mitsubishi mirage: Tim, This is a strange problem. It s normal for the check engine light (CEL) to come on when you first start your car for a couple seconds, but it usually is allowed to start. It s possible there s a problem with the charging system (the battery) or it...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1995 Eclipse RS Dies At Idle, coolant temperature sensor, mass air sensor
coolant temperature sensor, mass air sensor, throttle position sensor: Amir, You may have a problem with the throttle position sensor, throttle body, EGR valve, mass air sensor, or even the idle speed controller. These are all components that measure and regulate airflow into the engine that the ECU relies on to make a proper...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2000 eclipse gt, crank case, shift linkage
crank case, shift linkage, oil leaks: Robert, Your transmission fluid may be low and/or very dirty. If you have an automatic, check the ATF dipstick. Since you bought it used, and it s 10 years old, it may be a good idea to have the fluid flushed and filled, and a new filter put in. Also be...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 mitsubishi eclipse gt- vibrations felt at low speeds, mitsubishi eclipse gt, mitsubishi eclipse
mitsubishi eclipse gt, mitsubishi eclipse, wheel balance: Caleb, This can be caused by a lot of things. Bad ignition component, poor air or fuel supply, improper timing, bad wheel balance, broken engine mount, or even a malfunctioning transmission are just a few things that can cause this problem. The best would...

Mitsubishi Repair: 92 mitsubishi pajero 2.5 td, brake warning light, mitsubishi pajero
brake warning light, mitsubishi pajero, drive belts: Kieron, All those lights normally come on when there s a problem with the charging system. You ll also normally see those all those dash lights come on when you first start you car, and then they turn off after a few seconds if the engine is running properly....

Mitsubishi Repair: 95' eclipse gst, change good luck, crank shaft
change good luck, crank shaft, gasket set: Tony, Check to see if you have a spark on all cylinders. You may also want to test your idle speed controller. Checking the crank shaft sensor, along with the ignition timing, is a good idea. Check your throttle cable (and cruise control cable) to make...

Mitsubishi Repair: 95 GALANT, speed controller, stepper motor
speed controller, stepper motor, galant: Clarence, What you described sounds like a symptom of idle surge. Idle surge can be caused by a faulty idle speed controller (ISC). This is a stepper motor attached to the throttle body that regulates the idle speed and is controlled by the car s computer...

Mitsubishi Repair: 96 mitsubishi blowing engine fusable link, internal engine components, eclipse gs
internal engine components, eclipse gs, proper fuel: Tom, The fusible link is probably being blown by the car s computer because it s not detecting proper fuel flow. This is a fail-safe feature to prevent detonation; a condition that can cause serious damage to internal engine components. I would recommend...

Mitsubishi Repair: Battery draining when car runs., mitsubishi eclipse gsx, advance auto parts
mitsubishi eclipse gsx, advance auto parts, 1995 mitsubishi eclipse gsx: James, When the car was pop started with the battery cables reversed, that may have damaged the battery itself. Have your battery load tested. Most major auto parts stores like AutoZone or Advance Auto Parts provide free battery testing. If your battery...

Mitsubishi Repair: A/C Motor Blower, mitsubishi montero sport, mitsubishi montero
mitsubishi montero sport, mitsubishi montero, engine coolant: Ruben, The blower motor is typically located in or attached to the heater core assembly. The heater core assembly should be located behind the passenger side glove box. Removing the heater core to access the blower motor usually requires draining engine...

Mitsubishi Repair: Changed battery no start 2002 galant, acid leak, battery cables
acid leak, battery cables, car wont start: Matt, Make sure the battery cables are secure and clean, and double check they are on the proper terminals. Excessively corroded cables will prevent sufficient power to the starter and the other electrical systems of the car. Putting the cables on backwards...

Mitsubishi Repair: crank no start., mitsubishi montero, power transistor
mitsubishi montero, power transistor, fuel mixture: John, The power transistor regulates the amount of power (current) that passes through the coil. If the current is not enough, it may not be able to ignite the fuel mixture in the cylinder to start the car. But there are many other things that can cause...

Mitsubishi Repair: door lock, side switch, window switch
side switch, window switch, switch panel: Danny, The window switch panel on the driver side is a junction for all the other window controls. If the passenger side window switch is working ok, then that means the driver side switch panel is faulty and would either need to be fixed or replaced. If...

Mitsubishi Repair: Fto Fan, mitsubishi fto gr, engine coolant temperature
mitsubishi fto gr, engine coolant temperature, temperature sensors: Robert, I m not familiar with your particular car, but in general, there are coolant temperature sensors that monitors the engine coolant temperature. There is at least one sensor near the thermostat housing and usually another sensor attached to the bottom...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2000 eclipse gt, transmission flush, cross member
Mitsubishi Repair: 2000 eclipse gt, transmission flush, cross member, motor mounts

Mitsubishi Repair: 96 mitsubishi blowing engine fusable link, starwagon, battery terminal
Mitsubishi Repair: 96 mitsubishi blowing engine fusable link, starwagon, battery terminal, system battery

Mitsubishi Repair: Battery draining when car runs., batt, insight
Mitsubishi Repair: Battery draining when car runs., batt, insight

Mitsubishi Repair: A/C Motor Blower, correct position, mechanic
Mitsubishi Repair: A/C Motor Blower, correct position, mechanic, little bit

Mitsubishi Repair: crank no start., alldata online, coil wire
Mitsubishi Repair: crank no start., alldata online, coil wire, single spark

Mitsubishi Repair: headlignt adjustment, 2005 mitsubishi endeavor, mitsubishi endeavor
2005 mitsubishi endeavor, mitsubishi endeavor, high beams: Steve, This is a fairly easy fix. Your owners manual may even instruct how to do it. On most cars, there is are adjusting screws on each of the head lamps. The trick is knowing how high to adjust it. Obviously you want to raise them so, but be careful...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi Mirage 1.8 LS, mitsubishi mirage, automatic cars
mitsubishi mirage, automatic cars, 4g93: Jose, You may have a broken transmission mount and/or loose cable linkage. Have that checked out initially. A ATF flush and fill can help as well. Be sure to change the fluid filter as well. If the problem persists, you may want to have a transmission...

Mitsubishi Repair: Power Steering belt smell, oil seepage, mitsubishi montero
oil seepage, mitsubishi montero, drive belts: James, I burning smell can be caused by a number of things. Assuming that the tension is now properly set on the belt, we can rule out a loose, squeaky belt. Another thing to look for if you feel the smell truly is being emitted from the power steering...

Mitsubishi Repair: power window off of its gear?, mitsubishi galant, temp gauge
mitsubishi galant, temp gauge, warning lights: Lauren, You may have a damaged window regulator. The window regulator consists of the motor that raises and lowers the window. The problem could also be an electrical issue. Your local mechanic can check both. Your temp gauge issue sounds like its being...

Mitsubishi Repair: Turbo bogging down, mitsubishi eclipse gs, replacing a head gasket
mitsubishi eclipse gs, replacing a head gasket, air fuel mixture: Rich, These codes usually refer to a problem with the air/fuel mixture. The mixture is either too lean (not enough fuel) or too rich (too much fuel). Check to make sure the fuel pressure is accurate and that there are no restrictions in the intake. For...

Mitsubishi Repair: transmission neautral light flashes, transmission control unit, transmission shop
transmission control unit, transmission shop, tranny fluid: Jim, Your car s computer has detected your transmission has a problem. Most cars get stuck in 3rd gear when the computer detects a problem because 3rd gear can allow the car to move from a dead stop and allow the car to move at higher speeds without damaging...

Mitsubishi Repair: trouble starting, mechanic check, history of the car
mechanic check, history of the car, timing belt: Shane, There are a number of reasons why an engine may not start. It s not too easy to diagnose without more history of the car. The key elements for starting a car are fuel, spark, air, timing. Each one of those elements has numerous components that must...

Mitsubishi Repair: ugh., mass air sensor, air fuel ratio
mass air sensor, air fuel ratio, fuel pressure regulator: Hello, This sounds as if the engine is either starving for air or starving for fuel at the point of stall. With a larger turbo and FMIC, you greatly increased the amount of air the engine receives. If the BOV is not venting proper, this can cause significant...

Mitsubishi Repair: 03 eclipse gs motor mounts, 3rd generation eclipse, eclipse gs
3rd generation eclipse, eclipse gs, oil pan: Dan, I m not 100% sure about the 3rd generation Eclipse (like yours) as to the exact location of the motor mounts, but there are usually 4 mounts; front, back, and one on each side. Usually one of the side mounts is considered to be the transmission mount....

Mitsubishi Repair: 1990 pajero 3.0 v6, water loss, water pump
water loss, water pump, loud noise: Jason, Water loss and whining can definitely indicate water pump failure. Best to get that addressed as soon as possible since once the water pump goes completely, your engine will overheat and make any repairs much more expensive. And if it s been more...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1991 eclipse gs, engine computer, switch circuit
engine computer, switch circuit, continuous power: Eric, For whatever reason, your ignition wires that connect to your ignition harness on your key tumbler switch are getting continuous power. Sounds like there s a short somewhere in the ignition switch circuit. This connection may be shorted when the car...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1995 Eclipse stalling while running, eclipse gs, highway speeds
eclipse gs, highway speeds, fuel filter: Autumn, This may be something a basic tune-up would take care of. There isn t much you can visually to determine if they are bad, but things like the air filter, fuel filter, and spark plugs all need to be replaced over time. If it has been more than a...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1998 eclipse rs white smoke, replacing head gasket, combustion chambers
replacing head gasket, combustion chambers, blown engine: Mike, My guess would be this is a head gasket issue. The white smoke is most likely coolant that is leaking into your cylinder chamber. If it has a sweet smell, and feels a bit slippery, it s definitely coolant. So when your engine is running, it does not...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1998 mits, Eclipse GSX 5 speed, camshaft sensor, eclipse gsx
camshaft sensor, eclipse gsx, brake calipers: William, For your tach issue, it may just be a loose or poor connection. It s very possible to disturb wiring when a tranny is removed and replaced. I m not exactly sure on the 2nd Gen Eclipses, like yours, but in most cases the tach gets it s signal directly...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Odometer stopped working, crank angle sensor, coil pack
crank angle sensor, coil pack, mitsubishi lancer: Justin, It sounds like the faulty tachometer sending unit. I m not familiar as to the location of that on your car, but usually it s either near the coil pack or part of the crank angle sensor. If you have a service manual for your car, it should help explain...

Mitsubishi Repair: 93 Eagle Summit Wagon DL, joey joey, mitsubishi dealership
joey joey, mitsubishi dealership, eagle summit: Joey, The part number I m able to pull up that matches your vehicle is MD614527. The part references as being used on the 93-94 Mitsubishi Expo, which is the sister car of the Summit. You can call any Mitsubishi dealership and ask for the parts department...

Mitsubishi Repair: 94 mitsubishi montero ls, mitsubishi montero, fuel filter
mitsubishi montero, fuel filter, timing belt: Tian, This could be evidence of an ignition or timing problem, which could be remedied with a tune-up. Having the spark plugs replaced may help. Also have the ignition coils inspected. If your timing belt has not been replaced within the past 60,000 miles,...

Mitsubishi Repair: 99 eclipse gst alternator belt problems, advance auto parts, eclipse gst
advance auto parts, eclipse gst, alternator problem: Mark, Your best bet would be to remove the alternator and the battery, and take them both to a shop to be tested. Stores like AutoZone or Advance Auto Parts can do this for free if you can take off the alternator yourself. Since the alternator and the battery...

Mitsubishi Repair: clutch play up, clutch fluid, clutch cylinder
clutch fluid, clutch cylinder, clutch assembly: Aaron, It never hurts to make sure your clutch fluid reservoir is properly filled. Though my guess would be that our clutch is simply not fully disengaging when shifted into neutral, or potentially something is loose and is rattling around in the clutch...

Mitsubishi Repair: engine codes, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Brian, That error code stands for a fuel trim malfunction. It means your car s computer has tried many times to balance the air/fuel mixture and it has reached the threshold where a fault has been initiated. It s a very general code and many different components...

Mitsubishi Repair: 99 eclipse gst alternator belt problems, batt
Mitsubishi Repair: 99 eclipse gst alternator belt problems, batt

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi Outlander Check Engine Light, air fuel mixture, light vibration
Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi Outlander Check Engine Light, air fuel mixture, light vibration, leaky injector

Mitsubishi Repair: about fiav oring, egr valve, mitsubishi dealership
egr valve, mitsubishi dealership, oring: Sunny, Spraying any kind of cleaner directly into the T/B can cause problems. As you experienced, the oring may now not be making a proper seal. Also this can negatively affect surrounding electrical components, the EGR valve, and even the idle speed controller....

Mitsubishi Repair: ISC, throttle position sensor, magna ts
throttle position sensor, magna ts, throttle body: Graham, On that URL you visited, there s a link to another site (http://www.dsm.org/how-tos/tttt/tttt3.html) which explains other things you can check that is related to your problem. Since that web page show much more details than I can put in this reply,...

Mitsubishi Repair: lancer steering, outer tie rods, inner tie rod
outer tie rods, inner tie rod, steering wheel: Bruce, Sorry for the late reply. If the tie-rods broke while under a hard turn, then that could have damaged the rack&pinion. But the steering wheel will spin freely if the tie-rods on my sides of the car are damaged or broken. The only way to truly tell...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mini Pajero 99, mini pajero, shifting gears
mini pajero, shifting gears, internal component: Umair, You may need a shifter linkage adjustment. Most any mechanic should be able to make this adjustment. Else, you may have a problem with an internal component of the transmission. And for that I would advise you seeking out a transmission specialist...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi Camshaft, new car warranty, oem parts
new car warranty, oem parts, mitsubishi lancer: Shirley, The camshaft itself is an extremely strong piece of metal. It s simple a thick metal rod with paddles on it that pushes the valves down to let clean air in and exhaust gas out. For that to truly break, I would assume it was a poorly manufactured...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi Magna, mitsubishi magna, instrument panel
mitsubishi magna, instrument panel, alternator: Lee, This indicates your alternator probably needs to be replaced. If it is only supplying 8 volts at times to the battery, that means the battery is trying to keep the car running and that is killing your battery as well. For this situation, my may need...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi Outlander Check Engine Light, 2003 mitsubishi outlander, mitsubishi outlander
2003 mitsubishi outlander, mitsubishi outlander, oxygen sensor: Catherine, There are a number of sensors and components that can cause the check engine light to come on. If the car feels like it s running fine, then it s probably an emissions sensor that detected a problem. The only true way to tell what the problem...

Mitsubishi Repair: I need help please, eclipse spyder, poor fuel
eclipse spyder, poor fuel, fuel supply: Shane, There are a lot of things that can cause an engine not to start. If the engine turns over, but just doesn t start that s usually an indication of a poor fuel supply or blocked air supply. You may also have an ignition timing problem. I m not sure...

Mitsubishi Repair: noise, mitsubishi eclipse, refrigerant
mitsubishi eclipse, refrigerant, lubricant: Donny, If the A/C refrigerant is low, then your compressor will not even turn on. Though if the lubricant mixed in with the refrigerant is no longer properly lubricating the compressor, that can cause a whining noise when the A/C is turned on. You can have...

Mitsubishi Repair: squeaky something on 2002 eclipse spider, silicone spray, cv joint
silicone spray, cv joint, lisa lisa: Lisa, This is probably something you can take care yourself, unless the problem is a worn swaybar linkage bushing or CV joint. For that, have your mechanic look into it. If you can pin point where the squeaking is coming from, it may just some sticking...

Mitsubishi Repair: Torque convertor Question, linkage problem, torque convertor
linkage problem, torque convertor, mitsubishi eclipse: Randy, You may have a broken shifting cable linkage. It s typically rare for a torque converter to suddenly go back unless there was any recent damage to the underside of the car. If you re unable to determine if there is a linkage problem, have the car...

Mitsubishi Repair: 01 Mitsubshi Mirage 1.8Lt Automatic, 2001 mitsubishi mirage, mitsubishi mirage
2001 mitsubishi mirage, mitsubishi mirage, mitsubshi: Shawn, If the dealership told you what they inspected, that may be helpful. The problem could be the car s computer itself. If the computer or the connection to the computer is faulty, then you ll have all sorts of erratic behavior. And due the randomness...

Mitsubishi Repair: 01 mitsubishi montero stereo issue, mitsubishi montero, stereo issue
mitsubishi montero, stereo issue, aftermarket radio: Roman, Unless the previous owner provided you the code (maybe they wrote it down in the owners manual), then the only place you can get it from would be the dealership service department. The other alternative would be to replace the entire unit with an...

Mitsubishi Repair: Idle problems, air filter oil, mitsubishi eclipse
air filter oil, mitsubishi eclipse, drive belts: Ashley, There are a number of causes for poor idle and stalling. A simple tune-up may fix it. This can include new spark plugs, plug wires, timing belt, air filter, oil filter, PCV valve, and drive belts. Other things you should check are your battery,...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi Outlander 2006 AC/Heater Not working, mitsubishi outlander, seat heaters
mitsubishi outlander, seat heaters, battery charges: Kim, If there definitely is not a fuse problem, you may want to have your alternator checked. Sometimes electrical-intensive and engine-intensive devices like heaters and A/C are prevented from activating to allow the alternator to provide the more critical...

Mitsubishi Repair: mitsubishi shogun 1996 temperature guage, coolant temperatures, temperature guage
coolant temperatures, temperature guage, coolant level: Gary, It s possible your gauge is reporting the temperature correctly, and you have a coolant flow problem. If your coolant system is low on coolant or the pressure is too low, the coolant temperatures can fluctuate randomly as you re seeing. Check the...

Mitsubishi Repair: Rough Idle into stall, negative battery cable, proper ratio
negative battery cable, proper ratio, intake filter: Xavier, Installing that new intake filter is now providing a lot more air into the engine than the car is used to. The ECU (car s computer) is expecting a certain amount of air so it can regulate the proper amount of fuel to maintain a proper ratio for combustion....

Mitsubishi Repair: Speedometer, gas gauge, eclipse gs
gas gauge, eclipse gs, meter range: Christian, I can t really tell how to fix this, but you want to investigate the instrument panel. You ll probably want to pull it and check to see all the connections are properly secure. Not only will you want to inspect the connections on the gauges,...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2000 galant belts, pullys, ac compressor
pullys, ac compressor, galant: Chris, This may be caused by a stuck or broken pulley, broken tensioner, or even weak power steering or A/C compressor bracket. Sometimes, though rarely, the belt can stiffen and essentially get smaller. It can loose its elasticity and can cause it to come...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor Limted selector lever, 2005 mitsubishi endeavor, mitsubishi endeavor
2005 mitsubishi endeavor, mitsubishi endeavor, tarshia: Tarshia, If all the other dash lights come on and are visible, it may just be a small bulb that burnt out that is used to illuminate your gear selector. You can also see if turning the brightness knob up all the way helps. Else, have your mechanic (or you...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2006 mitsubishi endevor, mitsubishi endevor, drain hose
mitsubishi endevor, drain hose, blow air: Rich, If you have an air compressor (or you have really good lungs), you can get under the car and blow air up into the drain hose. You should be able to find the little hose under the area where the glovebox would be. Sometimes that will be enough to clear...

Mitsubishi Repair: 89' montero v6, poor combustion, o2 sensor
poor combustion, o2 sensor, problem thanks: Victor, If the smoke is dark gray or black, that would indicate you have a lot of unburnt fuel. This could be caused by poor combustion, faulty O2 sensor, or bad catalytic converter. Also have your ignition timing checked. If your timing is off or perhaps...

Mitsubishi Repair: 90 montero, fuel filter, fuel supply
fuel filter, fuel supply, fuel pump: Tom, This sounds like a timing problem or maybe a fuel supply problem. If you have a clogged fuel filter or weak fuel pump, your engine will stumble when you give it gas. This may be why your idling is fine since very little fuel and air are needed. You...

Mitsubishi Repair: '92 3000GT VR4 Cold runnng problem, throttle position sensor, mitsubishi dealer
throttle position sensor, mitsubishi dealer, oem parts: Andrew, Even if the leaking capacitor is not causing a problem now, it will eventually. Typically, a bad ECU is indicated by engine stumbling and performance problems after the car warms up. But with you car having problems when cold then evening out once...

Mitsubishi Repair: 95 Eclipse RS Manual, clutch slave cylinder, transmission shop
clutch slave cylinder, transmission shop, linkage: Jon, You can check your shifter linkage; the cables that go from your shifter level to the transmission. If those are loose or broken, you can get those problems. Also check the shifter seat bushings. These bushings are located under the shifter level....

Mitsubishi Repair: 97 mitsubishi diamante, mitsubishi diamante, mechanic shop
mitsubishi diamante, mechanic shop, temp gauge: Mark, Your idle speed should be around 1000, and the temp gauge should never reach the red. Overheating can cause severe internal engine damage. The downshifting can be an indication of your car trying to prevent more damage by not allowing too high of...

Mitsubishi Repair: A/C, mitsubishi galant, metal shavings
mitsubishi galant, metal shavings, center vent: DJ, I do not know the quantity of refrigerant your car requires, nor the ratio of oil that should be mixed in. This issue could point to a problem with the evaporator and/or the expansion valve (or orifice tube). Both of these components have the functionality...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor Limted selector lever, mitsu, instrument cluster
Mitsubishi Repair: 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor Limted selector lever, mitsu, instrument cluster

Mitsubishi Repair: '92 3000GT VR4 Cold runnng problem, mass airflow sensor, maf sensor
Mitsubishi Repair: '92 3000GT VR4 Cold runnng problem, mass airflow sensor, maf sensor, intake valve

Mitsubishi Repair: Magna Solara TJ 2001
Mitsubishi Repair: Magna Solara TJ 2001

Mitsubishi Repair: horsepower lose, fuel supply, horsepower
fuel supply, horsepower, eclipse: Damon, This can be caused by a few things. Poor air supply, fuel supply or ignition timing can all cause the problem you re describing. I would recommend you have a tune-up performed on your car and this will probably solve your problem. Good luck...

Mitsubishi Repair: Magna Solara TJ 2001, magna solara, transmission control unit
magna solara, transmission control unit, transmission shop: Melissa, This indicator usually means the car s transmission control unit has detected a problem with the car s transmission. It usually makes the transmission operate in limp mode with locks it in 3rd gear so you can still get to where you need to go,...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsi Galant Viento 1994-automatic, hiccup, galant
hiccup, galant, top gear: Nikki, It sounds like your car may be in limp mode . When the car s computer(s) detects that something semi-serious is wrong, it enters the limp mode, which means that the engine won t rev beyond a pre-programmed speed, you can t accelerate very fast, or...

Mitsubishi Repair: mitsubishi evo 6 blowing smoke and stuttering, air fuel ratio, mitsubishi evo 6
air fuel ratio, mitsubishi evo 6, intake component: Jared, Your engine is running rich; too much fuel compared to the amount of air entering. You may not see this for a few minutes because until your engine reaches normal operating temperatures, your car s computer does not try to regulate the air/fuel ratio...

Mitsubishi Repair: Oil under the motor, older cars, oil seal
older cars, oil seal, timing belt: Arial, From what you ve described, it sounds like your front oil seal may be worn and is leaking oil. This is not uncommon on older cars. The best would be to have your mechanic inspect this. Since replacing the seal involves removing the timing belt,...

Mitsubishi Repair: Transmission, linkage problem, eclipse gt
linkage problem, eclipse gt, torque converter: Michael, If you have an automatic transmission, this can be caused by lack of fluid or a worn torque converter. It s also possible the sifter linkage could be off and not moving it into gear (leaving it in neutral). If you have a manual transmission, this...

Mitsubishi Repair: transmission, transmission control unit, transmission shop
transmission control unit, transmission shop, galant: David, This symptom usually means the car s transmission control unit has detected a problem with the car s transmission. It usually makes the transmission operate in limp mode with locks it in 3rd gear so you can still get to where you need to go, but...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2002 Diamante, wheel bearing, steering column
wheel bearing, steering column, diamante: Tony, If the ticking noise sounds electrical, that could indicate a bad relay. If you can feel the ticking and seems to be more of a mechanical ticking, that could indicate a CV joint or worn wheel bearing. Keep an eye and ear out for this noise to see...

Mitsubishi Repair: 97 Magna, check your battery, negative terminals
check your battery, negative terminals, battery connections: Geoff, The small spark should not have caused any problems, unless there was an arc between the positive and negative terminals. The stalling may be unrelated. But double check your battery connections. Make sure they are tight and free of corrosion. ...

Mitsubishi Repair: Aftermarket Mitsubishi Headers, mitsubishi eclipse, radiator fan
mitsubishi eclipse, radiator fan, temp gauge: Marty, Your mechanic has the same idea I m thinking of. Simply disconnect the electrical harness for the A/C fan or better yet, remove the fan altogether. Your A/C should work just fine without it and you may not be able to tell difference. The only thing...

Mitsubishi Repair: auto repair, power transistor, mitsubishi eclipse
power transistor, mitsubishi eclipse, mitsubishis: Joe, This could be caused by a problem with the power transistor unit. The Power Transistor Unit (PTU) is responsible for supplying then removing current to each of the ignition coil primary circuits. Its timing is regulated by your car s computer (ECU)....

Mitsubishi Repair: A/C drain plug, mitsubishi spyder, spyder gt
mitsubishi spyder, spyder gt, drain tube: Vonda, I do not know the exact location of the drain hole, but it is located within the heater box. This is not easily accessible at all. The drain tube, which is attached to the drain hole, run out of the from under the passenger (where the glove box would...

Mitsubishi Repair: How to disable alarm on '95 Mitsubishi Galant S?, mitsubishi galant, alarm car
mitsubishi galant, alarm car, galant: Jessica, If this is the factory alarm, the manual disarm procedure may be outlined within your owners manual. If you cannot find the information there, you may have luck from a number of user forums you can find online. You may even have luck contacting...

Mitsubishi Repair: Evolution 8 Vibration And SES Light, balance shaft, evolution 8
balance shaft, evolution 8, engine noises: Kyle, Most loud engine noises can be traced to the exhaust system. Check under the car for a loose or broken areas at the connections between pipes. Another a bit more difficult areas to check is within your timing belt area. It s possible your balance...

Mitsubishi Repair: engine misfire, mitsubishi eclipse, cylinder misfire
mitsubishi eclipse, cylinder misfire, engine misfire: Tim, Yes, the fuel lines are pressurized as are all fuel injected vehicle systems. If the proper fuel pressure is not obtained, the injectors may not be able to provide enough fuel to ignite the mixture within the cylinder Hence causing a misfire. Replace...

Mitsubishi Repair: exhaust smoke, worn piston rings, head gasket
worn piston rings, head gasket, water coolant: Julian Running plain water shouldn t cause you to burn blue/white smoke, but it s not great for continuously running in your system. Without some sort of rust prohibitor added to the water, that water will quickly begin to rust out your engine. And if you...

Mitsubishi Repair: Fuel System 2004 mit lancer, pressure relief valve, component locations
pressure relief valve, component locations, fuel rail: Nick, I m not too familiar with the component locations on the Lancers, but typically the fuel filter is located on the firewall. You ll see the fuel line going into it and out of it. The ones that lead out proceed to the fuel rail and the injectors. If...

Mitsubishi Repair: 97 Magna, ecu
Mitsubishi Repair: 97 Magna, ecu

Mitsubishi Repair: Galant starts and dies after almost immediately, fuel pressure regulator, air intake system
fuel pressure regulator, air intake system, fuse box: Rick, This may be cause by lack of fuel pressure or restriction in the air intake system. Weak fuel pressure could be caused by a failing fuel pump, clogged fuel filter, clogged injectors, or bad fuel pressure regulator. There also the possibility that...

Mitsubishi Repair: gushing noise, blower motor resistor, mitsubishi galant
blower motor resistor, mitsubishi galant, drain tube: Robin, The water that s leaking onto your rub may be caused by the water that condenses on the evaporator. That water should drain out of the car, but if the drain tube is blocked, that water will accumulate in the heater box (where the A/C evaporator is...

Mitsubishi Repair: Hard to start when cold, air intake system, fuel supply
air intake system, fuel supply, spark plugs: James, This may be something as simple as needing a tune-up. Random misfires can indicate worn spark plugs. The best would be to pull the plugs and inspect them. If you do not have the tools for this, have your local mechanic do it. Replacing four plus...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi 1995 6G73, car idles, fuel supply
car idles, fuel supply, fuel filter: Aubrey, This can be caused by a wide number of things. Ultimately, you may have luck with a regular tune-up. The basics involved replacing the air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, and other regular maintenance items dealing with the ignition system and...

Mitsubishi Repair: Speedometer, advance auto parts, local auto
advance auto parts, local auto, autozone: Don, These small bulbs can usually purchased from your local auto parts store (AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, etc.). Unfortunately, I m familiar with your particular Diamante, so I cannot guide you in the removal of the dash cover to access the bulb. You...

Mitsubishi Repair: Time for timing belt, how much,& what else?, timing belt replacement, professional mechanic
timing belt replacement, professional mechanic, exact condition: Eddie, For your first questions, you d definitely want the whole kit . This will ensure you don t have to replace anything shortly after as removing the timing belt is essential to getting to the other parts in the kit. Your second question is not...

Mitsubishi Repair: warning lights, wheel sensors, traction control system
wheel sensors, traction control system, car symbol: Tor, The orange square I believe indicates the traction control system. And I would the two front wheel indicator lights are flashing because the wheel systems that indicate if those wheels are slipping is detecting a problem. Or there is a problem with...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1990 Mitsubishi Mirage, mitsubishi mirage, cv axle
mitsubishi mirage, cv axle, good car: Barb, Every car as it gets older will require repair. A properly maintained car can last well over 100,000 miles. If spending $500 to repair the vehicle is less expensive and less trouble than buying another car, then I d say have it fixed. If you know...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1997 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0 DOHC 5 speed, eagle talon esi, crankshaft pulley
eagle talon esi, crankshaft pulley, stock pulley: Joe, There are a few methods. A 3 jaw pulley will get it off eventually. Some say to heat up the stock pulley with a torch to cause it to expand and come off, its on hell of a press fit on that shaft/pulley. Make sure you put a long bolt or pole inside...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1999 Mitsubishi Galant . Just died, mass air sensor, mitsubishi galant
mass air sensor, mitsubishi galant, timing belts: Danny, There s nothing specific I can think of for this particular vehicle. No spark can be caused by anything from a ignition coil to a malfunctioning computer. Validate that the fuel pump is pressurizing properly. Also inspect the mass air sensor that...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 Galant, drain hose, rainy days
drain hose, rainy days, weatherstripping: Rudy, Inspect the rubber weatherstripping on the door sill. You may find it torn or excessively worn; which will allow water to pass through. Also notice if you see water accumulation on non-rainy days when the A/C is running. You may find that the drain...

Mitsubishi Repair: battery volt meter, poor signal, test light
poor signal, test light, turn signal: Chris, This all depends where the volt meter is tapped into. Verify it gets a constant positive connection and that the negative connection is properly grounded. Weak or corroded connections can cause poor signal and varied readings. You can also test...

Mitsubishi Repair: a/c drain blocked 2002 Lancer, backyard mechanic, c drain
backyard mechanic, c drain, drain tube: Teri, There is no actual plug, but there is a drain tube. It s normally located under the car on the passenger side; under where the glove box would be. You may have luck using compressed to remove the clog via the drain hose. This may have been what your...

Mitsubishi Repair: cluth boot & clutch line, clutch slave cylinder, thx chris
clutch slave cylinder, thx chris, ingage: Chris, Your problem may be with the clutch slave cylinder. Overtime, those can wear and begin to leak. If the slave cylinder cannot build up enough hydraulic pressure to engage the clutch, you will not be able to shift properly when the car is running....

Mitsubishi Repair: Freon leak in 1998 Eclipse, freon gas, ac line
freon gas, ac line, freon leak: Larry, Freon leaks are tough to patch, since the freon gas is not only very small (molecularly speaking), but also to the fact that is can be under a great deal of pressure around 200-250 psi in the highest pressure of the system. If replacing the line and...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1999 Mitsubishi Galant . Just died, timming belt, cam sensor
Mitsubishi Repair: 1999 Mitsubishi Galant . Just died, timming belt, cam sensor, screw

Mitsubishi Repair: a/c drain blocked 2002 Lancer, white pipe, inch cable
Mitsubishi Repair: a/c drain blocked 2002 Lancer, white pipe, inch cable, drain hose

Mitsubishi Repair: fuel pump problems, combustion chamber, relay switch
combustion chamber, relay switch, fuel pump: Susan, If the relay were the problem, then the fuel pump would not even turn on. The 3 basic things your engine needs to run is fuel, air, and spark. The proper amount of each must also be provided at the appropriate time. The next steps would be to find...

Mitsubishi Repair: hi antohny, crank shaft, serpentine belt
crank shaft, serpentine belt, pulley: Franko, If you have a belt that does that move, that could indicate a seized pulley or belt itself is stuck on something. See if you can turn the crank shaft manually (clockwise) and see if you re able to tell where the belt may be sticking. Good luck...

Mitsubishi Repair: oil light is blinking, oil pressure switch, low oil pressure
oil pressure switch, low oil pressure, oil light: Tadios, Generally, the oil light comes on when it detects low oil pressure; typically caused by low oil level. Check your oil level and if it s been more than 5000 miles since your last oil & filter change, do so. If that does not help, you may need to...

Mitsubishi Repair: how to remove an alternator from a mitsubishi magna, mitsubishi magna v6, tension bolt
mitsubishi magna v6, tension bolt, auto parts stores: Simon, I typically do not answer How do I... questions as all those questions can be answered much more thoroughly with a repair manual, that can purchased at most auto parts stores. I m also not familiar with the Magnas that were sold in Australia, not...

Mitsubishi Repair: SRS Light/indicators, srs system, light indicators
srs system, light indicators, trailer plug: Phill, The SRS light will come on when the air bag system detects a problem with in the system. The SRS system is very sensitive and light will indicate the air bag system may not work properly in the event of an accident. It may be cause by a bad sensor...

Mitsubishi Repair: weird problems after timing belt changed, obd scanner, valve cover gasket
obd scanner, valve cover gasket, weird problems: Anthony, I would guess the timing belt is not set properly. The car may still start, but it would run poorly. With improper timing, the ECU will retard the ignition timing to prevent engine damage, and that can cause stalling, poor idle, poor acceleration,...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse, mitsubishi eclipse, fuse box
mitsubishi eclipse, fuse box, aftermarket radio: Rick, The electrical problem can caused anywhere in the circuit between the fuse box to the steering column switches; ignition switch and light control switch. If an aftermarket radio was installed, there may be an electrical problem somewhere there. For...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2002 Magna Stalling, fire front, poor fuel
fire front, poor fuel, fuel supply: John, These symptoms can be caused by a number of things. Bad spark plugs or other ignition components, poor fuel supply, or poor air supply can all be contributors. It may best be to have a mechanic check these areas to narrow it down. Good luck...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2002 mitsu galant ac problem, ac repair, fan works
ac repair, fan works, fan speed: Jon, This may be a direct problem with your compressor itself. There may be a bad bearing or a bad relay that controls the compressor. If you are unable to track down the issue yourself, I d recommend you have a mechanic with experience in AC repair have...

Mitsubishi Repair: 94 Galant Charging System, using a voltmeter, alternator
using a voltmeter, alternator, charging system: Shane, Even though your refurb alternator is only a year old, it may still have gone bad. If the alternator is not putting out 14 volts or more a little more while the car is running, our battery will be doing extra work to provide the extra power to the...

Mitsubishi Repair: 97 eclipse gst, oil pressure gauge, crankcase pressure
oil pressure gauge, crankcase pressure, oil filter housing: Joshua, The oil relief valve is actually on the oil filter housing. I replaced my filter housing because mine valve was stuck open and the pressure was always too low. So if you haven t replaced that, you may want to consider it. Seals can also blow if...

Mitsubishi Repair: 98 mitsu eclipse 2.0 16 valve dohc. auto trans, mass air sensor, head gasket
mass air sensor, head gasket, radiator hose: Terri, It sounds like you ve covered some major areas already. Check the fuel pump and pressure to be sure it getting to the injectors. Check your mass air sensor for any damage. Also check your charging system and ignition coil. If the alternator is...

Mitsubishi Repair: Drain fuel tank TE magna, extreme caution, full tank
extreme caution, full tank, motion lotion: Warwick, I m not too familiar with the Magna s fuel tank, but most fuel tanks do have a drain plug. Else, there is usually a rubber fuel line that leads from the filler hole to the tank or from the tank to the engine that you can disconnect and drain most...

Mitsubishi Repair: dash lights and tail lights went out, mitsubishi 3000gt, lighting circuit
mitsubishi 3000gt, lighting circuit, back lighting: Aaron, It sounds as if there is a short circuit somewhere in the lighting circuit. The switch that controls the headlights to turn on and off, also controls the dash lights. If there is a short in that switch, it will cause your tail lights to blow, and...

Mitsubishi Repair: Help find a coolant temp switch, auto parts stores, major auto
auto parts stores, major auto, coolant: Donna, On many Eclipse models and years, there is a temp switch attached to the lower corner of the radiator. I m not 100% sure if this is the location on your model and year, but you can check there. Else, many of the major auto parts stores (like AutoZone)...

Mitsubishi Repair: idle control motor, valve cover gasket, mitsubishi dealership
valve cover gasket, mitsubishi dealership, head gasket: Rochelle, With already $1300 invested in a car that has nearly a quarter of a million miles on it, spending any more would potentially be more money than the car is worth. If the temp gauge stays out of the red area, but still get close, this could mean...

Mitsubishi Repair: L200 Warrior 2004 2.5 diesel manual, l200 warrior, coolant fluid
l200 warrior, coolant fluid, coolant system: Barry, This could be a failing radiator fan or an inefficient radiator. If the radiator appears to have lots of bent fins and the fans are not turning on at the appropriate time, this can cause an overheating problem. There s also the possibility the coolant...

Mitsubishi Repair: Starting Problem, coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature sensor
coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature: Flea, This may be a problem with the engine coolant temperature sensor or the cam angle sensor. If either of those sensors are faulty, they can tend to malfunction when under high temperatures. Once cool, they can send proper signals to the car s computer,...

Mitsubishi Repair: tcl/brakes, wheel sensors, mitsu
wheel sensors, mitsu, braking system: Rick, The TCL system does interact with the braking system, though it determines if it needs to activate based on wheel sensors. Though I do not know if a bad wheel sensor would cause your car to die. Since you need to get your brakes replaced anyway, have...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1991 Pajero with HKS Turbo Timer, remote starter installations, turbo timer
remote starter installations, turbo timer, pajero: Warren, It sounds like that turbo timer was connected through your ignition harness. The best approach would be identify the appropriate ignition wires that went to your timer and reconnect them directly to the ignition harness. With a little searching,...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1995 3000 GT Clutch Not Engaging Gear, clutch slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder
clutch slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder, clutch cables: Rich, Depressing the clutch pedal to start the car works because there is a separate sensor on the pedal itself that sends a signal to the ignition to allow it to start. But switching gears is purely mechanical. You may have a problem with the clutch master...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2000 Eclipse GT - no sound from speakers, eclipse gt, stereo shop
eclipse gt, stereo shop, stereo unit: Sue, There s no fuse I m aware of for the speakers themselves. They are powered directly from the stereo unit. You ll need to inspect the speakers themselves, and even the stereo deck as well. You may have just shorted out the connection between the speaker...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport, mitsubishi montero sport, 2001 mitsubishi montero
mitsubishi montero sport, 2001 mitsubishi montero, mitsubishi montero: Steve, I m not familiar with the Montero s lighting system, so I m afraid I won t be much help. Most front indicator lamps do pop out to allow fo bulb replacements. There may be a small screw or small pressure latch that you ll need to squeeze in order...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2005 endeavor, dual climate, climate control
dual climate, climate control, heater core: Keith, It may be a silly question, but does your car have dual climate control? If so, you have may have the it set differently between the passenger and drivers side. Else, you have an obstructed duct at the heater core. You d want to have a mechanic...

Mitsubishi Repair: 98 eclipse2.4L/no spark!, mitsubishi eclise, crank sensor
mitsubishi eclise, crank sensor, balance shaft: Jerome, On slightly older Mitsubishis, they all had a problem with under-rated capacitors on the ECM circuit board that would leak out and corrode the board. I d recommend pulling the ECM, carefully opening the casing and inspect the board for any damage....

Mitsubishi Repair: cylinder misfire, valve seals, cylinder misfire
valve seals, cylinder misfire, coil pack: Ben, You may have some where in the valve seals on your #1 cylinder. If you put a few drops of oil in your #1 plug chamber and the compression goes up, that can indicate a seal problem. To fix that, you d need to replace the valve seals and guides. Good...

Mitsubishi Repair: firing problem, camshaft position sensor, intermittent problems
camshaft position sensor, intermittent problems, mitsubishis: Steven, Without knowing what you ve done already, my response may not help much. Be sure to check the ignition coils, plugs, and plug wires. Also check your camshaft position sensor. There may even be a problem with the car s computer itself. Read...

Mitsubishi Repair: Horn on '98 Mits Mont Sport, V6, auto, alternator repair, time lisa
alternator repair, time lisa, electrical harness: Lisa, It s possible the mechanic that replaced your alternator accidentally disconnected the electrical harness that plugs into the horn, or perhaps damaged the horn itself. Either way, you should have the mechanic that performed the alternator repair get...

Mitsubishi Repair: MAGNA, torque converter, transmission problem
torque converter, transmission problem, vrx: Claire, Sounds like there may be a transmission problem. Possibly an issue with the overdrive or torque converter. If you re really interested in the car, have a trusted mechanic inspect the car thoroughly first before making your final decision. Good...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mirage 1997 Fuel pump
Jon, You got it right. There are just a few nuts that hold down the pump in place. Once removed, you drop in the new pump. A couple things to to watch out for is the fuel pressure and the fuel connection. You must relieve the fuel pressure before you...

Mitsubishi Repair: My Mitsubishi has a gremlin
Gerson, I m not sure if I can be much help. But you may want to inspect our ignition timing. If the tensioner is not working properly, or the timing belt has slipped a tooth, the engine will be shaky. When the engine is cold, the the emissions sensors...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1995 mits eclipse gsx, air fuel ratio, eclipse gsx
air fuel ratio, eclipse gsx, internal engine components: Mike, The car s computer will cut the fuel supply if the air/fuel ratio falls outside the tolerate boundary. Any air leak or unmeasured air entering the system can make the car think the fuel ratio is wrong, which can immediately cut down the fuel supply...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2000 Galant GTZ turn signals/hazard ligths stopped working, turn signal switch, light bulb sockets
turn signal switch, light bulb sockets, signal circuits: Matthew, It may be the switch. If the fuse continuous to burn out, then it could be a short at the relay or any one of the light bulb sockets. There s even a chance there s a problem the problem is in the hazard light switch, which is also tied into the...

Mitsubishi Repair: 97 eclipse gst dash light dimmer switch burnt out, subwoofer amp, eclipse gst
subwoofer amp, eclipse gst, dash light: Jacob, You probably have a wire that connects from your deck to the dimmer switch; and this wire may be shorting out on the amp connection. The best I can recommend is to inspect all the wire connections and make sure there are no exposed wires and that...

Mitsubishi Repair: my blinker switch, mitshubitsi, swith
mitshubitsi, swith, airbags: Hope, The airbags function on their own circuit, and should be not associated with any of the wires within the blinker switch. Airbag wires are normally distinguished by yellow connectors and wrapped in yellow tape. As long as you leave these wires alone,...

Mitsubishi Repair: Power Steering Problem, gentleman, volvo
Mitsubishi Repair: Power Steering Problem, gentleman, volvo

Mitsubishi Repair: fair price for eclipse w broken timing belt, mitsubishi eclipse, charity organizations
mitsubishi eclipse, charity organizations, timing belt: notacargirl, If the timing belt is broken, that probably means there is internal engine damage as well. And that can be very expensive to fix. So the offer you had for $1000 may be reasonable if the engine is shot, along with the body damage you mentioned....

Mitsubishi Repair: over heating and head gasget, cylinder head gasket, mitsubishi chariot
cylinder head gasket, mitsubishi chariot, simple compression: Doug, It sounds like you warped our cylinder head gasket or burned out the water pump itself. If all you need is the water pump replaced, that relatively inexpensive. If you find that the problem is the head gasket, that s a bit more labor intensive. You...

Mitsubishi Repair: Low buzzing noise near the engine when the cars off, mitsubishi mirage, 1997 mitsubishi mirage
mitsubishi mirage, 1997 mitsubishi mirage, one at a time: Jeremy, The only thing I can guess given this information is that you may have a bad relay. Check the relays. When you hear the buzzing, remove each relay, one at a time to see if the buzzing eventually stops. If it does, you ll probably found your bad...

Mitsubishi Repair: need help, mitsubishi gallant, blinkers
mitsubishi gallant, blinkers, steering column: Brandi, If you have checked all the lights including the headlights, parking lights, brake lights, and blinker lights, then you may want to check fuses under the hood, then any related relays. Beyound that, you may need to have a mechanic inspect your steering...

Mitsubishi Repair: Power Steering Problem, 2004 mitsubishi diamante, mitsubishi diamante
2004 mitsubishi diamante, mitsubishi diamante, power steering fluid: Kim, This may occur if your power steering fluid is overheating or if there is air in the system. Overheating could be a caused by a bad pump or cooling line (if so equipped). If it s just being caused by air in the system, that would just have to be purged....

Mitsubishi Repair: Having problem 2000 Mits Eclipse Stick Shift, mitsubishi eclipse, shifter knob
mitsubishi eclipse, shifter knob, 5th gear: Varun, THis may be a with the gear selector and/or shifter cable. Those cables connect the shifter knob to the transmission. If either of those lines have become misaligned, it can cause this problem. I d recommend having a mechanic inspect the cables...

Mitsubishi Repair: stereo reset codes after engine rebuild, mitsubishi eclipse, four digits
mitsubishi eclipse, four digits, good luck: Liane, Put your keys in the car and put it on the ACC setting, you know the one that you would use if you just wanted to use your radio while parked. So you do that and leave it like that for about an hour... yes, you must wait an hour with the key in...

Mitsubishi Repair: ZERO RPM ON INTERSTATE, 2006 mitsubishi outlander, mitsubishi outlander
2006 mitsubishi outlander, mitsubishi outlander, mechanic check: Amanda, It s hard to tell without looking, but it s possible the belt broke again. You ll need to have a mechanic check on this for sure. If it is the timing belt that broke, and the mechanic that installed that one backs their work, then they should fix...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1993 Mitsubishi 3000gt sl rough idle, throttle position sensor, mitsubishi 3000gt
throttle position sensor, mitsubishi 3000gt, camshaft sensor: Erik, Normally if you have a bad sensor or if your timing is off, your check engine line would come on. Poor fuel supply, air supply, or even a weak alternator can cause the problem you describing. The alternator and battery are easy enough to check, so...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1999 Galant dashboard lights, dashboard lights, dash light
dashboard lights, dash light, dash lights: Tom, Sometime the dash lights will not illuminate to indicate that one of the brake lights have gone out. Else, you can check to see if the dash light knob (the one that controls the brightness of the lights) was turned all the way down or just not functioning...

Mitsubishi Repair: 93 Mitsu eclipse, air flow sensor, stepper motor
air flow sensor, stepper motor, plastic screw: Nick, One of the components that is bypassed by the car s computer prior to the engine reaching operating temperature is the idle speed controller (ISC) or sometimes referred to as the idle air controller (IAC). It s a stepper motor that regulates the flow...

Mitsubishi Repair: 95 mitsu runnning bad when warm, mitsubishi eclipse, cam sensor
mitsubishi eclipse, cam sensor, throttle plate: Trevor, Your most likely dealing with a bad component that handles idling. The idle air controller (IAC, sometime called the idle speed controller) manages the appropriate idle speed after the engine is warm. If the IAC is faulty, the car s computer will...

Mitsubishi Repair: 98 Mitsubishi Galant, shaking and cutting off, mitsubishi galant, compression test
mitsubishi galant, compression test, timing belt: Folusho, When a timing belt breaks, it can do internal engine damage. This mainly involves damaging the cylinder head and valves. Getting the timing correct with a damaged head is difficult if not impossible to do. Your mechanic should do a compression...

Mitsubishi Repair: Car keeps dieing, stock unit, stock parts
stock unit, stock parts, charging system: Chris, If you reinstall the modded MAF sensor and the car runs normal again, then that may mean your car s computer is expecting extra air and provides more fuel. Switching back to the stock unit will not immediately update the computer and it may continue...

Mitsubishi Repair: Gas smell in Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 96
Mitsubishi Repair: Gas smell in Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 96

Mitsubishi Repair: Gas smell in Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 96, mitsubishi eclipse spyder, advanced auto parts
mitsubishi eclipse spyder, advanced auto parts, spyder gs: Tam, Catalytic converters do have precious metals in them (platinum), and the cost at the dealership is usually highest. Normally because of their labor costs, OEM parts, and higher markup on prices. The smell of fresh gas is typically caused by exactly...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi problems, using jumper cables, professional mechanic
using jumper cables, professional mechanic, intake components: Stevey, This may be something a regular tune-up could resolve. If you haven t already, you should probably investigate the following items and replace if necessary: Inspect the alternator (it may not be putting our sufficient power to keep the car running)...

Mitsubishi Repair: PLEASE HELP MEE, scranton area, gas filler
scranton area, gas filler, filler tube: Kim, I m not familiar with the Scranton area, so I won t be able to recommend any shops for you. But a check engine light is easy and cheap to test. As a matter of fact, if you have an AutoZone in your area, they will check your check engine light for free....

Mitsubishi Repair: ticking sound, valve lifters, fuel injector cleaner
valve lifters, fuel injector cleaner, dirty oil: Chris, A ticking sound can be caused by a number of things, and not necessarily a bad thing. Your fuel injectors will normally make a clicking noise. This may just mean they are a little clogged. A good fuel injector cleaner used on regular basis can help...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2000, Lancer, 1.5, GLXi, Auto, wagon, torque converter, intermittent problem
torque converter, intermittent problem, stutters: Daniel, You should have the torque converter and transaxle control unit inspected. It could also be the transmission fluid cooling lines are clogged and the fluid is getting overheated. If your mechanic has not checked those items, have them look it over....

Mitsubishi Repair: intermittent like a tinging sound., crank pulley, wd 40
crank pulley, wd 40, afte: Rich, The noise could be a result of your crank seal warping a bit or the crank pulley being slightly out of balance. If this noise is not having any other negative affect on the engine, then you may want to leave it as it is, or have it looked at the next...

Mitsubishi Repair: horn switch stuck, diagnostic scanner, car battery
Mitsubishi Repair: horn switch stuck, diagnostic scanner, car battery, airbag

Mitsubishi Repair: gsx TCM, dash area, apposed
dash area, apposed, gsx: Gus, The TCU for most Mitsubishi s is located behind the stereo dash area towards the front of the engine control ECM usually, closer to the firewall. The TCU is set differently in that it is laying flat or horizontal as apposed to the ECM, which is normally...

Mitsubishi Repair: horn switch stuck, 2000 mitsubishi mirage, mitsubishi mirage
2000 mitsubishi mirage, mitsubishi mirage, auto parts stores: Jerry, I don t recommend removing any airbag in your car as you may permenantly damage the sensitive electronics, the airbag, or even yourself if the airbag were to deploy during the process. If you truly insist on removing your airbag there are service...

Mitsubishi Repair: mit 3000gt, drive tomorrow, transmission shop
drive tomorrow, transmission shop, synchronizers: Todd, You may have worn synchronizers in the gearbox, and there s little anyone can do aside from rebuilding the transmission. You can have transmission looked at by another transmission shop, or even the dealership for another estimate. Good luck...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi verada tcl anti-lock lights on, brake fluid reservoir, mitsubishi verada
brake fluid reservoir, mitsubishi verada, wheel sensors: Rob, The ABS wheel sensor can cause those lights to come on, along with a bad sensor in the brake fluid reservoir. You may be able to find on the internet a way to pull the codes for the anti-lock braking system, which could tell you which wheel speed sensor...

Mitsubishi Repair: Montero sport blinkers, mitsubishi montero sport, mitsubishi montero
mitsubishi montero sport, mitsubishi montero, montero sport: Diane, It sounds like you have a problem with the rocker switch used to control your blinkers on your steering column. Since your flashers work, that indicates your bulbs and circuit are in good shape. You may just need to replace the switch in the steering...

Mitsubishi Repair: Stuck spark plugs, chrysler lebaron, mitsubishi engine
chrysler lebaron, mitsubishi engine, aluminum heads: Jim, I do not know if the Mitsu engines in such an old Chrysler were iron or aluminum heads. Though when removing the plugs, the threat of messing up the threads is a lot less than the possibility of breaking the plug off in the cylinder head. I d recommend...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1992 Mitsubushi Nimbus, mitsubushi, nothing major
mitsubushi, nothing major, culprits: Lisa, This can be caused by a number of items. Bad spark plugs or failing battery and alternator are some of the main culprits. Most mechanics will offer estimates for a low price or free in some cases. You can call ahead and ask. But have this checked...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1996 - mitsubishi eclipse 2.0, mitsubishi eclipse, coil pack
mitsubishi eclipse, coil pack, fuel flow: Jeromy, If you replaced the transmission, there are a number of components that could be disrupted and cause you problem. There could be a bad ground, disconnected ignition coil pack, or your car s computer may be detecting a timing problem; which can prevent...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 Galant sudden nonfunctioning dome lites, audio system and keyless remote system, auto parts store, great shape
auto parts store, great shape, major auto: Tom, You may want to check the charging system. Sometimes when the battery or alternator start to go, some of the car s nonessential electronics will shut down to preserve power. If you have an AutoZone or other major auto parts store in your area, they...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2004 Mitshubishi Lancer new battery not starting, set screw, service engine soon light
set screw, service engine soon light, foot on the gas: Lynne, Idling problems can be caused by a number of things. A bad alternator, worn spark plugs, insufficient air or fuel supply, malfunctioning idle speed controller motor, or poor ignition timing can all lead to this problem. Any problems to these items...

Mitsubishi Repair: Blinking Neutral, signal value, vehicle computer
signal value, vehicle computer, sensitive electronics: Jon, The condition you re describing is sometimes referred to as limp mode . This happens when the vehicle computer recognizes a problem in it s logic. When an expected signal value from a sensor is sent to the computer and is not within the computer s...

Mitsubishi Repair: blown engine, mitsubishi eclipse spyder, bolt torque
mitsubishi eclipse spyder, bolt torque, mitsubishi eclipse: Randy, That would be a new one for me to see a piston fall out of the engine! This sounds like when the engine was rebuilt, it was not done properly. Improperly lubricated parts, improper bolt torque, misaligned head gaskets, and wrongly installed timing...

Mitsubishi Repair: Dashboard lights & radio, dashboard lights, charging system
dashboard lights, charging system, critical systems: Sherry, Sometimes when a car s battery or alternator is experiencing problems, it ll turn off nonessential electrical systems in the car in order to conserve power to the more critical systems (like the ignition, fuel, and safety systems). Have a mechanic...

Mitsubishi Repair: metallic rattling sound, cold temperatures, timing belt
Mitsubishi Repair: metallic rattling sound, cold temperatures, timing belt

Mitsubishi Repair: its maken me mad, dual overhead cam, air intake systems
dual overhead cam, air intake systems, starter relay: Casen, If the starter is engaging, but the engine is not starting, then you may have a problem in the ignition, timing, fuel, or air intake systems. If you turn your key and the starter motor doesn t even crank, then you have bad starter relay, weak battery,...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mass air flow sensor, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Robert, The trouble codes that the car s computer is issuing should help. If it just says points to a problem with the MAS, then you should make sure the connector on the MAS is making proper contact and the signals are within tolerance. Checking other...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi galant 2001, mitsubishi galant 2001, mitsubishi galant
mitsubishi galant 2001, mitsubishi galant, fuse box: Mychal, If this was a fuse problem, then the radio probably wouldn t come on at all. Car radios are normally connected to the ignition wire, which turns the radio on when the car is running and shuts it off when the car is off. But even while the car is...

Mitsubishi Repair: metallic rattling sound, mitsubishi 380 vrx, exhaust pipes
mitsubishi 380 vrx, exhaust pipes, rattling sound: Mike, This one is tough to diagnose without actually hearing the noise and its severity. But in some case, rattles like this can happen due to loose or damaged exhaust shields. These shields typically surround the exhaust pipes over large sections of the...

Mitsubishi Repair: vibration from front wheels, mitsubishi galant vrg, mitsubishi galant
mitsubishi galant vrg, mitsubishi galant, carbon soot: George, Your performance and excessive fuel usage may be interrelated. You may have a bad O2 sensor or other failing emissions component. This will greatly reduce your fuel economy, cause excessive carbon build-up in the exhaust and plugs, and reduce the...

Mitsubishi Repair: vin number, insurance cards, dashboard
insurance cards, dashboard, rita: Rita, The VIN is usually put on at least a half dozen places on the car. It all depends on the year and model. Your registration and insurance cards should also have it listed. But you can try looking in the drive side door sill or the underside of the...

Mitsubishi Repair: whining noise, cv joint, wheel bearing
cv joint, wheel bearing, transmission specialist: Deborah, This occurrence may be an indication of a problem in one of a few potential components. There may be an issue with the power steering pump. If there is a lack of fluid, blocked flow, or worn pump bearing, you can experience a whining noise while...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1994 MITSUBISHI GALANT 2.4L ENG ,AUTO TRANS, mitsubishi galant, dirty fuel
mitsubishi galant, dirty fuel, fuel supply: Joe, This may be due to a fuel supply problem. It could be caused by a weak fuel pump, clogged fuel injectors, or dirty fuel filter. Also, if you have a weak spark or low air supply, it can cause a similar problem. Have those items checked and serviced...

Mitsubishi Repair: Check engine light on only at normal temp, engine temp, gas tank
engine temp, gas tank, engine performance: Teh, This is most likely a sensor tied to the emissions system. Sometimes it s as simple as a bad gasket on the gas tank cap. But there are a number of sensors that measure the emissions output and will trigger check engine light. The best thing to do...

Mitsubishi Repair: car runs worse, mitsubishi eclipse gt, air fuel ratio
mitsubishi eclipse gt, air fuel ratio, air intake system: Amanda, It may be a bad coil or improper ignition timing. Though if you are not noticing the check engine light coming on, then there may be an issue somewhere in the intake system; like within the throttle body. Fooled spark plugs indicates a rich air/fuel...

Mitsubishi Repair: vibrations, strecthes, drive shaft
Mitsubishi Repair: vibrations, strecthes, drive shaft, cv

Mitsubishi Repair: Misubishi endeavor timing belt/valves, crank angle sensor, safety precaution
crank angle sensor, safety precaution, misubishi: Kris, If the timing belt snapped while driving, there s a good chance some internal engine damage occurred. But if your belt just slipped a tooth or two, it should cause too much damage as long as the engine automatically reduced the timing appropriately....

Mitsubishi Repair: montero sport, throttle position sensor, montero sport
throttle position sensor, montero sport, bad throttle position sensor: Jeremy, This may be caused by a worn alternator or a malfunctioning idle air controller (sometimes called an idle speed controller). When an alternator start begins to show signs of failure, putting extra electrical loads on the system (like A/C heater blower,...

Mitsubishi Repair: Timing Belts, balance shaft, hydraulic tensioner
balance shaft, hydraulic tensioner, mitsubishi dealership: Larry, If you had your belts replaced at a Mitsubishi dealership, most will warranty the parts and labor for up to a year. Though on a nearly 20 year old car, there are components that begin to go bad after surrounding components are replaced. A new timing...

Mitsubishi Repair: vibrations, mitsubishi marage, balance shaft
mitsubishi marage, balance shaft, harmonic balancer: Andrew, This may be a caused a bad rim. When a tire goes through a spin balance machine, they usually spin it the equivalent to the tire going about 30 MPH. So its possible rims are slightly bent and even the balancing does not correct this. There s also...

Mitsubishi Repair: Water in the sill ?, drip pan, road debris
drip pan, road debris, mark water: Mark, Water may be seeping in through the fresh air duct, located just under the windshield outside the the car. This may even be caused by a clogged drain hose in the A/C drip pan. When the A/C runs, it creates condensation in the heater box. As this...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1996 dodge avenger es 2.5 litre, throttle position sensor, vacuum leaks
throttle position sensor, vacuum leaks, dodge avenger: Berry, High MAP sensor readings can be caused if its reading do not correspond to the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) readings. So check your TPS to see if it s within spec. Your MAP sensor generates a voltage as engine vacuum (load) changes. Vacuum leaks...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1998 Magna keeps stalling after jump start, tj magna, professional mechanic
tj magna, professional mechanic, intake components: Darren, I m a bit puzzled as to what you mean by inputting a code . I do not think there is any way to input or program any of the computers on your vehicle. And unless the car was jump started improperly, I doubt any damage was caused. If you haven...

Mitsubishi Repair: 95 eclipse gsx, eclipse gsx, dash lights
eclipse gsx, dash lights, turn signals: Caleb, If the battery falls below a certain voltage, the car alarm/anti-theft system can engage. Until that is disarmed, the car will not start. It sounds as if the real problem is why the battery got drained so much in the first place. It may be caused...

Mitsubishi Repair: Brake lights, mitsubishi galant, dash lights
mitsubishi galant, dash lights, electrical problem: Jennifer, It s possible you may have a problem with one of you headlights or the switch on the steering column that controls your lights. If no lights are coming on at all when you have the headlight switch turned on, and none of your brake lights work even...

Mitsubishi Repair: car radio problems, mitsubishi eclipse gt, mitsubishi eclipse
mitsubishi eclipse gt, mitsubishi eclipse, car stereos: Deborah, There sounds like there is a problem with the stereo deck itself. There is most likely a component inside the stereo which controls the volume gain that is failing; such as one of the many capacitors or the volume potentiometer. Your only remedy...

Mitsubishi Repair: Door lock mechanism, magna solara, silicone lubricant
magna solara, silicone lubricant, wd 40: Gus, You may just have rusted key tumblers. You should spraying a silicone lubricant or WD-40 into the tumblers and slowly work the key in it by turning back and forth. If that does not help the problem, you may required getting the locking system inspect...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1998 Magna keeps stalling after jump start, altenator, ecu
Mitsubishi Repair: 1998 Magna keeps stalling after jump start, altenator, ecu, magna

Mitsubishi Repair: MItsubishi Problems, mitsubishi 3000gt, crankshaft seal
mitsubishi 3000gt, crankshaft seal, radiator fluid: Destry, Most oil leaks due occur while the engine is running. When the car is just sitting, most of the oil will fall into the oil pan, and unless there s a leak in the oil drain plug or seal around the pan, you won t see a let when off. It s possible oil...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi space wagon 1996 gxi, mitsubishi space wagon, low oil pressure
mitsubishi space wagon, low oil pressure, amber light: Simon, That light indicates low oil pressure. There pressure can be low due to low quantity of oil or lack of flow. If the engine has plenty of oil, but that light remains on, that could indicate a clogged filter or failed oil pump. You ll want to have...

Mitsubishi Repair: mitsibishi eclipse 2007, mitsibishi eclipse, soft aluminum
mitsibishi eclipse, soft aluminum, receiver dryer: Jim, The most common place that freon leaks occur is on the condenser or receiver/dryer (typically they are connected to each other). This is because those items are usually located in front of the radiator and low to the ground. The connections can become...

Mitsubishi Repair: need to know were the heat sensor @t, mitsubishi gallant, upper radiator hose
mitsubishi gallant, upper radiator hose, radiator cap: Omar, There are normally 2 temperature sensors. The main one is typically next to the thermostat (attached to the thermostat housing), which is usually by the radiator cap. Follow the upper radiator hose and you should be able to find it. The other is...

Mitsubishi Repair: oil light, oil light, evo8
oil light, evo8, oil lines: Daniel, If the oil level if correct, and you are not loosing any oil, then the problem is your oil pressure. It may be a bad oil sensor or sending unit, but you should have the oil pressure checked by your mechanic. You may need a new oil pump. Good luck...

Mitsubishi Repair: No Spark, 2000 mitsubishi mirage, mitsubishi mirage
2000 mitsubishi mirage, mitsubishi mirage, plastic distributor: Armand, There are a number of things that cause no spark. Listed below are a few of the most common: A bad pickup inside the distributor (on engines that have a distributor), a stripped distributor drive gear (common problem with plastic distributor drive...

Mitsubishi Repair: speedometre dial not moving/stuck, wal wal, sensor unit
wal wal, sensor unit, speed sensor: Wal, On your specific vehicle and year, I m not sure. But typically there are just a few wires that even connect to the transmission housing. You ll see a thing cable that connections to a plastic housing attached to the transmission, usually held on by...

Mitsubishi Repair: Very strong smell from magna during rain, frequent braking and uphill downhill journey, brake test, hot weather
brake test, hot weather, shudders: Jim, There are a number of items can give off a strong order when they get hot. I m not sure what the rain has to do with it, but sometimes moisture can enhance a smells potency. Since you noticed the smell the most intense near the tire, check there for...

Mitsubishi Repair: Timing Belt, mitsubishi eclipse, timing belt
mitsubishi eclipse, timing belt, oem parts: Alisha, Replacing the timing belt can usually run between $250-$500. It all depends on the other components which should be replaced along with the belt, and especially the time in labor involved. Though the dealership is usually the most expensive, they...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1996 Eclipse 2.0 non turbo automatic starting problems, battery cables, dash lights
battery cables, dash lights, starter motor: Shaun, This may be signs of a dying starter motor. If this is your original starter motor, it may be time to replace it. If you have a mechanic do it, have them also load test the alternator and battery to make sure they are in good working condition. ...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 eclipes after dead battery, mitsubishi dealership, eclipes
mitsubishi dealership, eclipes, led screen: Mike, Unless you have the code, you cannot obtain it from anywhere except from the dealership. The codes are provided to prevent the reselling of stolen units. But if you go to your local Mitsubishi dealership s service department, they will be able to...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 Mitsubishi Magna TJ 3.5 Power steering cuts out, mitsubishi magna tj, cigarette lighter
mitsubishi magna tj, cigarette lighter, engine rpms: Geoff, This may be an indication of a failing alternator. At slower speeds (engine RPMs), a failing alternator will put our less current, and the electrical systems will not get the power they need to continue the car running proper; and hence stall. Have...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2005 Outlander A/T - "D" position car wont move., transmission control unit, 2005 mitsubishi outlander
transmission control unit, 2005 mitsubishi outlander, scan centre: Tony, ATF is pretty caustic stuff, can can effect exposed electrical connections. But unless the wires that the ATF spilled on had to do with the transmission control unit, it may not be the cause. If there was damage to the axles, this could in turn damage...

Mitsubishi Repair: 93 expo LRV auto 1.8, expo lrv, 4 quarts
expo lrv, 4 quarts, oil level: Natasha, Your engine should take about 4 quarts of oil, with the filter. Though the best thing to do is once you ve replaced the oil and filter, drive the car for a few miles. Then park it an let the engine cool for about 15 minutes. Check the oil level...

Mitsubishi Repair: car wont stay running, mitsubishi galant v6, 2000 mitsubishi galant
mitsubishi galant v6, 2000 mitsubishi galant, mitsubishi galant: Susan, Make sure the battery cables are firmed tightened on the battery posts. If teh problem continues, have the mechanic that replaced the started inspect the fuel and air intake systems to ensure nothing was disconnected or damaged during the new starter...

Mitsubishi Repair: change transmission fluid, eclipse gt, transmission fluid
eclipse gt, transmission fluid, doubts: Richmond, To really get the job done thoroughly, you ll want to not only drain the old fluid, but also remove the transmission fluid pan and replace the filter that s behind it. Once the filter has been replaced and the pan reinstalled and properly sealed,...

Mitsubishi Repair: Electrical problem, greddy bov, last nerve
greddy bov, last nerve, voltage tester: Justin, You should first have your charging system tested. A bad battery or failing alternator can cause this. Major auto parts stores like AutoZone can perform these tests for free. Also, an improper ground or loose battery cables can also contribute...

Mitsubishi Repair: gsr faulty motor, pvc valve, intake components
pvc valve, intake components, air leak: Grace, There is a number things that could be happening. A bad seal on the throttle body connection, bad ERG valve, bad ISC motor, blown PVC valve could all be contributing to this. There are several components in that area for air intake, and if any are...

Mitsubishi Repair: Key wont stay put!, cylinder lock, lock cylinder
cylinder lock, lock cylinder, spare key: Phil, If the key got worn down enough that it would no longer turn, then there is a good chance cylinder lock for the key is also worn; causing the spare key to also have problems. I would suggest replacing the cylinder lock altogether. Good luck!...

Mitsubishi Repair: Lost my key, transponder key, problem thanks
transponder key, problem thanks, pajero: Jose, Typically, the VIN is stamped on several places on a vehicle. Your owners manual should be able to tell you where they all are on your particular vehicle. Else, you can contact Mitsubishi and ask where all the locations are. You may even be able...

Mitsubishi Repair: transmission, mitsubishi eclispe, linkage
mitsubishi eclispe, linkage, alfredo: Alfredo, First begin by replacing the motor mount. With the engine not sitting properly, this can throw off the shifter linkage. There may need to be linkage adjustments after the mount is replaced, so that your mechanic do that as necessary. Hopefully...

Mitsubishi Repair: VIN # location, crazy cause, vin number
crazy cause, vin number, mirage: Ramon, If you have your owners manual, many times it will list all the places the VIN is located around the vehicle. There may or may not be one on the engine block. But if it is, it may not be in an easily accessible spot. Check your owners manual, and...

Mitsubishi Repair: water on floor, drip pan, mitsubishi eclipse
drip pan, mitsubishi eclipse, drain tube: Barry, If you ve been running your A/C lately, the condensation may be accumulating in the drip pan within the heater core. Normally, a drain tube would allow the water flow out of the car. But if that tube or drainage is blocked, the water will fill the...

Mitsubishi Repair: water leaking in forming puddles on the floorboards, mitsubishi starion, drip pan
mitsubishi starion, drip pan, drain tube: Kelli, If you ve been running your A/C lately, the condensation may be accumulating in the drip pan within the heater core. Normally, a drain tube would allow the water flow out of the car. But if that tube or drainage is blocked, the water will fill the...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1990 mighty max clutch issue, mighty max, clutch
mighty max, clutch, mechanic: Jonathan, You may just need to have your gear select and shift cables adjusted. Also have your mechanic check your transmission mount. If the mount broke, it may cause the alignment of the cables to be off and make it difficult to shift. Good luck...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1998 Mits galant, weird occurrence, rotten egg
weird occurrence, rotten egg, fifth gear: Melissa, A flickering engine light usually means there s a bad emissions sensor somewhere; like a poor oxygen sensor. A bad oxygen sensor can also contribute to smoke exhaust, if the car is running too rich. Stalling problems and a dying radio can be caused...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2002 MITSUBISHI SPYDER OIL ISSUE, mitsubishi eclypse, mitsubishi spyder
mitsubishi eclypse, mitsubishi spyder, oil filter housing: Irene, If you need to continuous add oil to keep it at the full mark, then the oil is definitely exiting your car somehow. It may be a leak that only occurs when you drive or or ma be slowly burning away without the presence of smoke. When you engine...

Mitsubishi Repair: 91 Eagle Talon overheat, full radiator, radiator fans
full radiator, radiator fans, head gasket: Steve, Overheating can be caused by many things. You ve replaced several of the common components which can cause the problem. Other things that can cause your engine to overheat are a clogged radiator (or air being blocked from passing over the fins),...

Mitsubishi Repair: 97 eclipse weird rpm, no speedo and, stalling, mitsubishi eclipse gs, transmission control unit
mitsubishi eclipse gs, transmission control unit, mitsubishi eclipse: Jose, Limp-mode for an automatic transmission is typical if the car s transmission control unit detects a problem in the system. This mode is programmed to reduce further damage to the car and allows the driver to drive to a mechanic on its own. The speedometer...

Mitsubishi Repair: Loose of power
Mitsubishi Repair: Loose of power

Mitsubishi Repair: horn goes off when I start the car, steering column, cranks
steering column, cranks, short circuit: Kenny, This sounds like it may be a short circuit between you ignition harness and the horn circuit in your steering column. Or perhaps you have an alarm system in your vehicle that is unable to disarm. If it is a factory anti-theft system, you should bring...

Mitsubishi Repair: Loose of power, mass air sensor, mitsubishi mirage
mass air sensor, mitsubishi mirage, crank sensor: Edger, Test out your mass air sensor. Sensors such as the idle air temperature, and barometric pressure sensor can all be test to make sure they are within tolerance. In addition to that, check your EGR valve, PCV valve, and your throttle position sensor....

Mitsubishi Repair: Low RPM, regulator control, generic code
regulator control, generic code, idle air controller: Retta, One code may result in the other one getting triggered. The code P0002 is a generic code, and most universal code readers will display this trouble code which can simply mean that not enough fuel is getting to the engine. The other code (P0506) is...

Mitsubishi Repair: overheating, coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature sensor
coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature: Dulce, The radiator for the auto and standard tranny is the same. The only difference is the auto radiator has ports that push coolant to the automatic transmission to cool that as well. Boiling fluid can be a result of a clog in the cooling system, or...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1993 mitsubishi eclipse temp. gauge in middle, mitsubishi eclipse, temp gauge
mitsubishi eclipse, temp gauge, radiator fan: Lisa, If the gauge is always in the middle, even when the engine is cold (you first start it after sitting over night), then there probably is a problem with one of the temperature sensors or the temperature sending unit. Have a mechanic check it out. the...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2002 Galant GTZ auto - clicking under dashboard, fuse box, auto parts stores
fuse box, auto parts stores, blower motor: Curtis, If the car starts and runs properly without the fuse, then you should be alright to continue driving it without damage. Most auto parts stores should be able to sell you a compatible relay as a replacement. Unfortunately, I m not familiar with the...

Mitsubishi Repair: 95 eclipse GST - how to easily disarm factory alarm, eclipse gst, fuse box
eclipse gst, fuse box, manual transmission: Margie, If your owners manual will not tell you how to manually disarm the alarm system, someone from this form website should: http://www.2gnt.com/ You can attempt to remove that Anti theft fuse, and they may solve your immediate problem. Though if...

Mitsubishi Repair: 96 Mirage S stalling, mitsubishi mirage, foot on the gas
mitsubishi mirage, foot on the gas, charging system: Burly, Have the charging system inspected. This is mainly incorporates the battery and alternator. If their (or both) are not performing nominally, then you will experience loss of power and/or stalling. It s not uncommon for batteries to fail when they...

Mitsubishi Repair: 99 Mitsubishi DE cuts off, mechanic check, high humidity
mechanic check, high humidity, wet road: Doug, The most common cause for this problem is moisture getting under the distributor cap or problem with the distributor itself. You should have your mechanic check that new cap and make sure it s making a tight seal and no water is getting in. It does...

Mitsubishi Repair: car alarm keeps going off, valet mode, eclipse gt
valet mode, eclipse gt, car horn: Jonathan, On many cars, the keyless entry remote is what is used to active/deactive the car alarm. If this is a factory alarm system, your owners manual should instruct on how to manually disarm the alarm. Usually this can entail putting the car into valet...

Mitsubishi Repair: Eclipse GS-T won't start., mitsubishi eclipse, eclipse gs
mitsubishi eclipse, eclipse gs, coil pack: Robert, It s possible your battery is dead, and just won t hold a charge, or least enough to start the car. If battery is charged, but you cannot hear your starter motor engaging, then it may be your starter that needs to be replaced. Though is the car...

Mitsubishi Repair: Mitsubishi starting problems, port fuel injection, mitsubishi mighty max
port fuel injection, mitsubishi mighty max, 1990 mitsubishi mighty max: Ron, The symptoms you described are typical when the engine is staving for fuel. Have your fuel pump checked, the pressure regulator checked, and the fuel filter replaced (it you haven t recently) and see if any issues can be found. The clicking noise...

Mitsubishi Repair: mitsy galant viento 1992, transmission control unit, fluid flow
transmission control unit, fluid flow, galant: Tania, I would have to guess you have a problem with either your shifter linkage, poor fluid flow, or faulty transmission control unit. You will need to have your car brought to a transmission mechanic (or the dealership) to have it inspected and diagnosed...

Mitsubishi Repair: oil leak, oil filter housing, mitsubishi mirage
oil filter housing, mitsubishi mirage, crank case: Mary, the oil relief valve is normally part of the oil filter housing. So it is possible your filter housing is damaged. You can have your mechanic run a florescent dye through your crank case and pin point where the leak is originating from. Since the...

Mitsubishi Repair: trouble, mitsubishi mighty max, liter engine
mitsubishi mighty max, liter engine, 1990 mitsubishi mighty max: Manuel, If the temp sensors are not the problem, it may be the car s computer itself. You can read this article for further infomation: http://www.90gsx.com/eclipse/cap/caps.htm If the ECU has been damaged, your engine can act erratic when the ECU takes...

Mitsubishi Repair: 05 Mitsubishi lancer, mitsubishi lancer, timing light
mitsubishi lancer, timing light, fuel supply: Jeffery, I m not too familiar with the ignition timing of the Lancers, but on most cars, if the timing belt is off even a single tooth, the car can run rough or not at all. If you have a timing light and can properly set the timing, I would advise you do...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1998 Eagle talon--coil hot, no fire, no fuel, air fuel ratio, eagle talon
air fuel ratio, eagle talon, pror: Robin, The car s computer controls the spark and fuel supply (outside of a bad fuse or relay). With the introduction of a new fuel high-volume fuel pump, your car s computer may not be able to proper regulate the new higher level of fuel entering the engine....

Mitsubishi Repair: 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L P0401 and P0403, mitsubishi montero, egr system
mitsubishi montero, egr system, p0401: Jennifer, Sorry for the delayed response. Emissions codes usually point to a specific component (like the EGR system) that s the problem. But sometimes, a series of codes may reflect something which doesn t have it s own sensor. In some cases, these codes...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2003 Galant Thermostat Problem, thermostat control, heater core
thermostat control, heater core, core ideas: Cindy, There is a valve that regulates the amount of coolant that flows through the heater core. When you set the dial to Hot , that means lots of coolant enters the heater core. When set to Cold , than no coolant enters the heater core. So if you cannot...

Mitsubishi Repair: 98 mitsubishi spyder radio, mitsubishi spyder, preset buttons
mitsubishi spyder, preset buttons, car radio: Terrence, Here are the steps that work for others that have asked: 1. If your radio is already stolen (won t accept more codes), you have to apply power to it for 1 hour. Turn the ignition to ACC and turn the radio off - oFF will should in the display....

Mitsubishi Repair: Alternator, montero sport, excessive strain
montero sport, excessive strain, charging system: Angie, This can be caused by an improper ground, a short in the charging system, a bad relay, or a worn alternator fuse. Also be sure the belt is not overtightened, as that can put excessive strain on the bearings in the alternator which can cause it to...

Mitsubishi Repair: clicking sound while driving, rally 2, brake pad
rally 2, brake pad, mechanic: Helen, If you notice the noise is only present while in motion, it s usually an indication there is some with the wheels and/or suspension. Even a loose brake pad can cause this noise. Have a mechanic inspect you suspension and brakes for further diagnosis....

Mitsubishi Repair: Power loss, watt amp, excessive fuel
watt amp, excessive fuel, maf sensor: True, You can do a basic check your alternator pretty quickly if you have a voltmeter. With the car running at normal operating temp, the voltage across the battery terminals should be around 13.5-15 volts. If it s consistently less than that, than you...

Mitsubishi Repair: Car won't upshift, cam engine, transmission shop
cam engine, transmission shop, overhead cam: Con, You may just need your shifter linkage adjusted. But it would be best to have a transmission shop inspect the transmission for electrical problems as well. Sometimes the switch that controls the overdrive fails and never allows the car to shift properly....

Mitsubishi Repair: timing belt tensioner, little holes, spanner wrench
Mitsubishi Repair: timing belt tensioner, little holes, spanner wrench, pulley

Mitsubishi Repair: hydraulic clutch oil, hydraulic clutch, slave cylinder
hydraulic clutch, slave cylinder, pinin: Iain, It is an hydraulic clutch. Usually the same fluid used for your brakes is used for the clutch, but check your owners manual to be sure. This can be a result of air in the clutch fluid, worn slave cylinder, lack of transmission fluid, shifter linkage...

Mitsubishi Repair: timing belt tensioner, timing belt tensioner, critical job
timing belt tensioner, critical job, several steps: Bob, It s hard to say what your mechanic is doing wrong, since there are several steps required in replacing the timing belt. I would recommend that if your mechanic has already failed do this job twice, it may be time to bring it to a dealership mechanic...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1996 mitsubishi eclipse 5speed 2.0 n0n turbo, mitsubishi eclipse, extreme caution
mitsubishi eclipse, extreme caution, older cars: Jeremy, Stubborn pulleys are very common place for older cars. There are a few tricks like heating the pulley with a blowtorch with the puller on it, and then lightly tapping around the pulley while it s hot. Also, dowsing the pulley with penetrating oil,...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 galant 2.4 automatic, sensor problems, management issue
sensor problems, management issue, fuel management: Jeff, You may have an air/fuel management issue. If your check engine light is on, you can have to computer scanned for any sensor problems. Beyond that, you could have a problem in your charging or ignition system. Have your alternator, battery, and starter...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT radio, mitsubishi eclipse gt, mitsu eclipse
mitsubishi eclipse gt, mitsu eclipse, ground cables: Joey, There are a number of site where you can get the pin diagram for the factory radio for your car. You can simply pull out your radio and connect a 12V power source (like your battery) and ground cables to the appropriate pins to the radio and see if...

Mitsubishi Repair: 94 3000GT sl heavy misfire, fuel pressure regulator, air fuel mixture
fuel pressure regulator, air fuel mixture, sparkplug wires: Neil, This can be a number of things, including a bad filter or even fuel pump. Though I would guess you problem is electrical as it happens sporadically. Also due to the fact that it tends to happen most when after the engine reaches normal operating temperatures....

Mitsubishi Repair: mitsubishi 2.4, dashboard light, faulty sensor
dashboard light, faulty sensor, oxygen sensor: Paul, You may have a faulty torque converter or your cable linkage may need adjustment. Your transmission has its own computer and will display its own dashboard light if there was a faulty sensor. You should have a transmission shop have a look to see if...

Mitsubishi Repair: mitsubishi radio code, mitsubishi eclipse spider, mitsubishi radio
mitsubishi eclipse spider, mitsubishi radio, mitsubishi eclipse: Eric, If you still have the owners manual, look in there. When the car is new, it s usually stored on a card in there. Might be gone after all the years, but worth a look. Else, take the radio out and get the serial number off the back. Take the car to...

Mitsubishi Repair: timing belt, mitsubishi gallant, timing belt
mitsubishi gallant, timing belt, lifters: Mostafa, If the engine is run without the timing belt properly installed, it will damage many of the internal engine parts. Along with the valves, the lifters, springs, and cylinders themselves may have been damaged. If your mechanic was the one that caused...

Mitsubishi Repair: troubleshooting, fuel supply system, charging system
fuel supply system, charging system, 3000gt: Richard, The 3 main areas that can contribute to an engine not starting are: - Ignition - Fuel - Air If you have a weak or lack of spark, you need have your ignition and charging system inspected. If your engine is starving for fuel, you need to check...

Mitsubishi Repair: Various problems with 2001 Mitsubishi Galant, mitsubishi galant, cv boot
mitsubishi galant, cv boot, cv joint: Danny, 1. The hazard light switch is most likely faulty. Have it replaced. 2. The service engine light can be checked for free from most major auto parts store (ex. AutoZone) 3. This is most likely a bad CV joint. In most cases the entire axle will...

Mitsubishi Repair: 92 Galant, 2.0, MPI, Automatic, 4g63, old battery
4g63, old battery, dirty air: Frank, There are a number of potential causes of these problem. Bad spark plugs, worn alternator, dirty air or fuel filter, or a misaligned timing belt are all but a few of the things can make your idle go slow and engine to die. My recommendation is to...

Mitsubishi Repair: 95 eclipse gs non turbo automatic, eclipse gs, shifting gears
eclipse gs, shifting gears, excess fuel: Josiah, This can be caused by a leaky fuel injector flooding the engine. Letting the engine cool and rest will make excess fuel dissipate and the allow it to start. This problem can also be caused due to a problem in the charging system. If the alternator...

Mitsubishi Repair: 97 Eclispe n/t Takes a while to start.., eclispe, cold engine
eclispe, cold engine, valve engine: Stephen, This could be an indication of a problem in your starter/charging system. If there is any initial drain upon trying to start a cold engine, it can hesitate without catching. Once you get the car starter, you can check your alternator and battery...

Mitsubishi Repair: Blowing Heavy Black Smoke, air hoses, fuel filter
air hoses, fuel filter, air filter: Anthony, Black smoke typically indicates you engine is running too rich; too much fuel compared the amount of the air entering the engine. Having a poor air supply or unmeasured air entering the intake can surely contribute to your black smoke problem. ...

Mitsubishi Repair: O2 Sensor Question, mitsubishi eclipse gt, most newer cars
mitsubishi eclipse gt, most newer cars, catalytic convertor: Jennifer, Most newer cars have at least 2 O2 sensors. They are known as an upstream and downstream sensors. The first sensor measures the amont of oxygen in the exhaust before it gets to the catalytic convertor, and the second measures amount of oxygen...

Mitsubishi Repair: Won't start, dissy, intake components
dissy, intake components, engine layout: Rick, The changing of the thermostat should not cause starting problems. It s possible that while removing the old thermostat and installing the new one, a wire/harness may have become unplugged and not put back in. I m not familiar with the engine layout...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2006 Mitsubishi eclipse, mitsubishi eclipse gs, 2006 mitsubishi eclipse
mitsubishi eclipse gs, 2006 mitsubishi eclipse, mitsubishi eclipse: Kayla, It doesn t make much sense to me about the timing belt being 180 degrees off. Though they may be referring to the balance shaft belt (also referred to as timing belt B ). This belt need to be properly positioned around the balance belt sprocket,...

Mitsubishi Repair: mitsi airtrek 2003, japan sports, airtrek
japan sports, airtrek, mitsi: Grant, Many Mitsubishis do require the need to enter a CD key if power is lost. This is a theft deterrent. But you can request a CD key if you do not have it from a dealership. Many times the key will be written in the owners manual. As for bypassing...

Mitsubishi Repair: water noise behind the dash, mitsubishi magna, coolant system
mitsubishi magna, coolant system, water hoses: Wayne, It sounds as if you have clog in your heater core or coolant system. There are two water hoses that go from your water pump into your heater core. The heater core located behind your dash (behind the glove box). The problem you re describing sounds...

Mitsubishi Repair: 03 Mitsu Eclipse engine missing on accelleration, mitsu eclipse, mitsubishi eclipse
mitsu eclipse, mitsubishi eclipse, speed engine: Kristine, If you started noticing the problem right after the belts were adjusted, you should have your mechanic look into your new problem. There are plenty of components that can cause the missing/sputtering problem. You listed several already - plugs,...

Mitsubishi Repair: Eclipse Over Heating, coolant temperature, gauge needle
coolant temperature, gauge needle, head gasket: Chris, Once the engine reaches it s normal operating temperature, the gauge needle should not move. If you notice that constantly fluctuates under normal driving conditions (highway or city driving), then you may have coolant issue - possible clog or more...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2003 Montero Sport Brake Light Inop, montero sport, voltage drop
montero sport, voltage drop, voltmeter: Brian, It sounds like there may be a problem with the circuit at the socket or perhaps with the wiring harness somewhere at the circuit junction. The best way to diagnose where in the circuit is to trace it with a voltmeter and see where the voltage drop...

Mitsubishi Repair: balance shaft, 2006 mitsubishi eclipse, timing belt replacement
2006 mitsubishi eclipse, timing belt replacement, balance shaft: Joe, That is very expensive for a timing belt replacement and fluid flush. Even getting this done at the dealership, including replacing the timing belt, balance belt, and water pump, should be under $1000. If Pep Boys does not have the capability to replace...

Mitsubishi Repair: Lancer transmission, magic performance, mitsubishi lancer
magic performance, mitsubishi lancer, transmission shop: Kristjansson, I would agree that simply using a different transmission fluid will not fix your problem. Your issue may be caused by a malfunctioning solenoid and is not engaging the proper gear. This can also be caused by a faulty transmission computer....

Mitsubishi Repair: 2001 eclipse spidyer, typical problems, fuel supply
typical problems, fuel supply, spark plugs: Carl, Typical problems for this occurrence are bad alternator/battery, bad spark plugs, weak fuel supply, or improper ignition timing. You can have your local mechanic inspect your engine for these things. You may just need a regular tune-up. Good luck...

Mitsubishi Repair: 95 eclipse, air fuel ratio, crank sensor
air fuel ratio, crank sensor, air intake system: Sheila, Black soot on the spark plugs, also called carbon fouling, is caused by your engine running too rich. Which means your air/fuel ratio has too much fuel and not enough air for the engine to run properly. Too much fuel can choke your engine at higher...

Mitsubishi Repair: 97 Mitsubishi mirage, mitsubishi mirage, dash lights
mitsubishi mirage, dash lights, charging system: Deathera, Multiple dash lights can be caused by a bad charging system. If the alternator and/or battery are having problems, this can cause all of those lights to illuminate. Have your alternator and battery tested, and replaced if necessary. Good luck...

Mitsubishi Repair: egr solenoid, auto zone, egr valve
auto zone, egr valve, code readers: Lloyd, The code readers that they use at AutoZone provide general error codes. The EGR malfunction code can come up for many emissions related components; even a loose gas cap. It may be caused by a bad EGR solenoid or some EVAP component. If your car...

Mitsubishi Repair: engine performance issues, combustion chamber, gas mileage
combustion chamber, gas mileage, cylinder walls: George, A bad O2 sensor will cause your car to run rich; too much fuel per the amount of air entering the combustion chamber. If not remedied, your gas mileage will decline. It will also cause build up of excessive carbon on your valves, cylinder walls,...

Mitsubishi Repair: mitsu evo 4, mitsubishi evo 4, volt source
mitsubishi evo 4, volt source, fuel pump: Ramsey, Be sure you check the pump fuse. If the fuse is blown, and continues to blow when replaced, that means there is a problem with the fuel pump itself. If the fuel pump is functioning, it should energize when you apply a separate 12 volt source directly...

Mitsubishi Repair: Ticking Noise At Passanger Feet, mighty max, ecu
mighty max, ecu, eclipse: Matthew, That box may be the car s computer. And on older Mitsubishi s there is a known issue with this. Read the following article for additional information: http://www.90gsx.com/eclipse/cap/caps.htm The symptoms you are describing do sound like a...

Mitsubishi Repair: 1997 Mitsubishi eclipse Gst, air control valve, ring gasket
air control valve, ring gasket, pcv valve: Joe, Your idle timing may just need to be adjusted. There is also a possibility the bypass valve located into your throttle body is clogged or damaged. A clogged PCV valve or worn o-ring gasket on your base idle set screw (BISS) can also contribute this...

Mitsubishi Repair: 96 mitsubishi galant, pulsating brakes, dashboard area
pulsating brakes, dashboard area, mitsubishi galant: Denise, Pulsating brakes can be cause warped or excessively work brake rotors. It can also be caused by a failing ABS control unit. Both of those items should be checked immediately. The ticking noise can be a number of things. There are several electrical...

Mitsubishi Repair: 99 eclipse gs idle problems, balance shaft, vacuum lines
balance shaft, vacuum lines, eclipse gs: Christy, It sounds as if your balance shaft may be out of phase. This can happen if your balance shaft belt is broken or slipped a few teeth on the sprocket. You may want to have another mechanic inspect your engine s timing. You may want to consider having...

Mitsubishi Repair: altenator, mitsubishi galant, altenator
mitsubishi galant, altenator, starter motor: Stan, If the voltage across the battery while the engine is running is below 14.5 volts, then there may be an improper ground or short circuit somewhere in the charging system. Check the cables from the battery to the starter motor and all of the fuses associated...

Mitsubishi Repair: Part Name needed, brake master cylinder, piston assembly
brake master cylinder, piston assembly, mitsubishi raider: Antonio, This looks like the piston assembly from the brake master cylinder. I do not know much about the Raiders or where to get parts for them. But I m sure if you search on line for a brake master cylinder repair kit for our vehicle that it should yield...

Mitsubishi Repair: Transmission, mitsubishi eclipse, transmission repair
mitsubishi eclipse, transmission repair, transmission fluid: Javier, A bad solenoid is a common cause to your problem. A malfunctioning overdrive switch or other related component can also cause this problem as well. Low transmission fluid level can also cause shifting issues. You may want to get a couple of mechanics...

Mitsubishi Repair: 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS shifting issue, clutch slave cylinder, mitsubishi eclipse gs
clutch slave cylinder, mitsubishi eclipse gs, 2003 mitsubishi eclipse: Amber, There could be a number of causes for this. You may have worn shift linkage cables, broken shifter plate bushings, worn shift fork, weak clutch slave cylinder; just to name a few. I d recommend a bringing the car to a transmission shop to have those...

Mitsubishi Repair: 92 3000gt SL starting issue, mitsubishi 3000gt, starter motor
mitsubishi 3000gt, starter motor, good shape: Rachel, I had a similar experience recently myself. If your battery is in good shape, then this very well could be your starter. If you are still using the original starter motor (20 years old now), then it s probably due to be replaced. When you turn...

Mitsubishi Repair: 96 eclipse. Timeing chain/ belt., interference engines, mitsubishis
interference engines, mitsubishis, timing belt: Andrea, Mitsubishis use interference engines in the cars. That means the pistons share the same space as the valves. It s the timing belt s job to make sure those two things do not smack into each other. If you timing belt breaks while the engine is going,...

Mitsubishi Repair: 97, mitsubishi mirage ls coupe, poor gas mileage, mitsubishi mirage
poor gas mileage, mitsubishi mirage, local auto: Jason, You can drive without a thermostat, but that can be very dangerous to your engine and it would prevent your engine from reaching normal operating temperature. That can cause poor gas mileage along with other things that can contribute to poor performance....