1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
$
278
to $
799
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
$
423
to $
823
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
$
918
to $
1,545
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
$
677
to $
1,255
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
$
258
to $
1,119

1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Problems

Brake Pedal Pulsation

The brake pedal may pulsate when the brakes are applied. This is most commonly caused by the front brake rotors warping. Resurfacing the affected rotors may correct the problem for the short term but replacement would generally considered a longer term solution.

Airbags may not deploy as expected

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.

Wheels may easily be bent or damaged

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.

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Questions

How much failed smog diagnostic (1 answer)

New catalyst converter

How to get sunroof back on track? (1 answer)

The sunroof worked perfectly before but while it was open one night it got shoved back from someone standing out of it and it sounded like it got knocked off track. Now the motor works because it will open and close, but now when you first open it, it doesn't pop up as high as it was and it ...

I had this car 8 years. In July it started to have stall issue The shop said it was the alternator. The issue remained replaced fuel, pump, cam and crankshaft sensors. Now car won't turn on at all. It was cranking slow then just died what could it be.? (1 answer)

Only thing I haven't looked into was the starter, but the test showed it was good along with battery and new alternator. Could it be the ignition switch. I'm all of ideas. I would like to get it running again to sell it or keep since I have a car for now

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Recalls

Recall 00V421001
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE RUBBER BOOTS ON THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINTS OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION WERE DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY, DIRT AND WATER CAN INTRUDE. ALSO, MMC HAS ADDED THE POTENTIAL OF LEAKING MOISTURE, WHICH CAN CAUSE THE BALL STUD TO CORRODE.
Recall 98V069001
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. LOCKUP OF THE TRANSFER CASE CAN OCCUR DUE TO INSUFFICIENT LUBRICATION.
Recall 97V081001
THE HEADREST GUIDE BRACKET WAS IMPROPERLY WELDED TO THE SEAT BACK FRAME ON THE PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BACK ASSEMBLIES ONLY.

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