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1998 Mitsubishi Mirage

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1998 Mitsubishi Mirage Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The key may become stuck in the ignition as a result of a failed ignition lock cylinder. Replacement of the lock cylinder should correct this condition.

Brakes -- Verified

A pulsation may be noted upon brake apply, most commonly caused by warped front brake rotors. Front brake pads may also wear out prematurely. Our technicians recommend replacing worn pads and rotors with quality replacement parts in order to achieve the best possible longevity for the front brake components.

1998 Mitsubishi Mirage Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, November 12, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A POORLY MANUFACTURED VACUUM CHECK VALVE IN THE VACUUM HOSE BETWEEN THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND THE BRAKE VACUUM BOOSTER. WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED, THE VACUUM BOOSTER CHECK VALVE CAN STICK TO THE VALVE BODY.

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Engine, October 31, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES: MIRAGE MODEL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.5L ENGINES; MONTERO SPORT MODELS EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L ENGINES; AND MONTERO MODELS EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L ENGINES. THE BOLT SECURING THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY CAN BECOME LOOSE AND THE PULLEY COULD FALL OFF THE VEHICLE.

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1998 Mitsubishi Mirage Questions and Answers

bustwo98, 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, San Francisco, CA

Is there any other way of running and resetting monitor to bring system to SMOG READINESS? We performed drive cycle and customer drove @ 200 miles. The OBDII is still reading "NOT READY",...

dumditty, 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Monroe, LA

the car wont go into gear. Does that mean my clutch went out

andja, 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage, Louisville, KY

after changing battery ac ,and other staff doesn't work Fuses looks OK and engine work fine

tglacour, 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Dallas, TX

Fixed leaking a/c (bad Schrader valve and O-ring where low side pipe bolts to evaporator), pulled a deep vacuum, then broke vacuum with 134a (system accepted 35 psi at rest). Turned on engine and ...

kimkingtaylor, 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Houston, TX

what causes pressure to build in the crankcase? there is a constant ticking noise no matter if the car is cold or hot and it occurs everytime the car is driven.

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1998 Mitsubishi Mirage Reviews

just got this '98 with 102k so far have had to replace timing belt(was made aware before buying) and the ignition coil(which is part of the distributor) the tie rods are wearing as well, but still very happy with car, i'm pretty handy and most parts are easily accessible

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