The clutch may fail prematurely requiring replacement. It has been recommended by some that a high quality aftermarket replacement clutch may provide increased longevity over a clutch purchased from the dealer.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mitsubishi Expo
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Mitsubishi Expo Problems
The seat belts may not properly retract due to an internal fault with the retractor mechanism. Replacement of the seat belt retractor would be required to correct this concern.
Failures of the automatic transmission related to the torque converter have been reported. Our technicians tell us that replacement of the failed torque converter will generally correct these issues.
Mitsubishi Expo Recalls (Recent)
Summary: EXCESS LUBRICATION CAN CAUSE THE RUBBER DOOR LATCH SWITCH COVER TO DEFORM, AND THE DOOR LATCH SWITCH TO MALFUNCTION, SO THAT THE SHOULDER BELT ANCHORAGE WOULD REMAIN AT THE A-PILLAR WHEN THE DOOR WAS CLOSED.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ALL WHEEL DRIVE PASSENGER VEHICLES. LOCKUP OF THE TRANSFER CASE CAN OCCUR DUE TO INSUFFICIENT LUBRICATION.Learn more »
Mitsubishi Expo Questions and Answers
The headgaskets/valve cover gaskets were changed along with a minor valve adjustment in Feb of this year. After that, the oil pressure warning light was blinking on/off and it needed 2 qts of oil. ...
what kind of transmission fluid should i use?
car turns over, but will not start. wondering exact location of fuel system.,ie..fuses,pump,filters, etc. i am a girl, just bought car, and like to do self help repairs. thank you!!!!!
this light only comes on when starting vewhicle previously. mostly comes on when turning left ?
it is an intermittent problem sometimes after setting for 2-3 days it will give us the problem. sometimes after driving until its hot then letting it set for 1/2 hr to an hour time doesn't rea...
Mitsubishi Expo Reviews
This car was given to me by my mother in law. It sat in the side yard for at least 3 years and had long blades of grass growing up thru the engine. I cleaned it up, put a new battery in it, cleared out the gas tank, put new gas in it and the car started right up. After about 2 months "She" had a lack of power. Found out "she" was running on 2 cylinders. I had the valves done with other stuff and you just can not believe how much power this little girl has. I can go thru our mountain ranges better than most cars on the higway. I have had to do more work on her but she is the BEST little car I've ever owned. I would replace the engine before I would give her up.
I absolutely love my 1994 expo mini van .Previously owned when I got it 5 years ago.Does not use a drop of oil.Excellent on fuel!Air conditioning slows in summer every 3 weeks due to radiator water loss once filled we are great.the interior is easily cleaned ,no problems with the top liners tight and great!I do have a problem with the seat belt on drivers side not recoiling.She is mine and I love her!
I am very pleased with this car. So much that I intend to have it restored in a near future. Except for the normal wear and tear, I do not consider to have any major expenses for maintenance. It is an excellent runner and gas saver. Mitsubishi should come up with its fourth generation of Chariots. I am a handicapped engineer and I've garaged my excellent 2006 Dodge Gran Caravan mobility van(26,000 miles)to drive this car. Today, 12/03/09, I found a 1994 (also from original owner/165k miles)and bought it just for keeps.I haven't had the chance to take a good look at it, but I know it needs some good TLC.
Awww I have some attachments to this car because I learned how to drive with the Expo (and it became my college vehicle aka "booze bus"), but besides that, it was very reliable and I drove that car everywhere! When my fam decided to finally retire the car it had been driven well over 200,000 miles (I used to frequent trips from Davis to San Luis Obispo in that thing... with just a tape deck!), and through the years it only needed some light repairs... I've heard some not so good things about Mitsubishi's but I've never had any bad stories to share about them.