1997 Mitsubishi Mirage Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage
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1997 Mitsubishi Mirage ProblemsNo start to to failed distributor
A no start condition may be a result of an internal distributor fault. Our technicians tell us the replacement of the distributor may be necessary to correct this condition.
The manual transmission may become difficult to shift, this is commonly caused by binding between the synchronizer and the gear surface. Adding a special friction modifier to the manual transmission fluid will often correct this condition. If the problem persists revised synchronizer kits may be available.
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.
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage QuestionsWhy unable to shift from 1st to 2nd gear or reverse. Was able to shift from 1st to third. (1 answer)
Driving on city streets This was the first time had this problem and now afraid to drive.
Car was running and stalled. Would not re~start.