It is not uncommon for wheels on these vehicles to be very easily bent or otherwise damaged, often to the point of requiring replacement. This can happen even with no apparent damage to the tire.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Problems
The front, lower ball joint may fail unexpectedly resulting in loss of vehicle control. Failed ball joints will require replacement. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection of related suspension components if this situation occurs. This should be done in order to determine if there is any other damage as a result of the ball joint failure.
There have been reports of airbags not deploying in the event of a frontal impact. Some claim that a shorted airbag wire harness can cause this to occur. Unfortunately there is no diagnoses that will isolate this problem other than fault codes stored in the airbag control module. Our technicians recommend to have any airbag light issues diagnosed and repaired in order to help ensure the airbags will deploy when needed.
A brake pedal pulsation may be noted on brake apply. This is commonly caused by warping of the front brake rotors. Our technicians remind us that re-machining (turning) the rotors can correct this issue but the repair may last only a short time as the thinner rotors would be even more prone to warping. Replacement of faulty rotors with high quality parts is often the best option in these situations.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Questions and Answers
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Reviews
Engine makes a loud whining sound when it revs, has a hard time going over 3000 rpms with the bad sound. it starts up and idles fine it seems, the turbo works fine i can feel it engaging and it doesn't bog at all, just loud/strange engine noise