Mitsubishi Galant Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mitsubishi Galant
- Squeaking noise under the hood sounds like cricket while driving or at a stop
- starts fine warms up and it either idle surges or dies completely at a stop,
- When I started my Galant today the Heater Fan won't work. I checked the fuse and it's OK. I'm told that the "valve" that controls the flow of water might be bad? Would this keep the fan from coming on? HELP PLEASE, IT'S FREEZING."
- My power outlet is not working. How can I fix this myself?
- How do I replace a trunk release cable?
Mitsubishi Galant Problems
A rattle type noise may develop from one of the exhaust heat shields. Replacement of the affected heat shield may be required to correct this issue.
The automatic transmission may develop a 2-3 shift flair. This is commonly caused by an internal fault related to the reverse clutch assembly. Replacement of the rear housing and reverse clutch assembly may be required to correct this concern.
It is not uncommon for the clear coat paint on black vehicles to develop white spots and begin peeling. In most cases Mitsubishi will not cover out of warranty repairs for this condition.
Mitsubishi Galant Questions
It was good last winter. Showed to mechanic. He mentioned no problems with Thermostat, waterpump, coolant etc. It could be due to electrical issue that something is not opening under the dashboard and asked me to go to dealer. Can this true and do you think there could be another problem that mec...
Mitsubishi Galant Recalls
The pipes that connect the transmission to the transmission cooler may corrode and leak. Transmission fluid leaking poses a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the cooler pipe and replace it if anti-corrosion properties are found to be insufficient. This recall began during March, 2010.
The attachment for the left fuel tank mounting strap may have been improperly formed, causing the metal to split. In the event the fuel tank is full and the vehicle is involved in a severe collision, the attachment bracket may break, allowing the fuel tank to drop down and possibly causing a fuel leak. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the mounting bracket and perform repairs as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on September 20, 2008. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-08-005.
The ignition key interlock cable may allow the interlock cam to fall forward, allowing the key to be removed from the ignition when the gearshift lever is not in the park position. If this occurs when the park brake is not applied, the vehicle could roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect these vehicles and perform the required repairs. This recall is expected to begin during August of 2008.
Mitsubishi Galant Reviews
I had my 2003 model since new, the only parts I have replaced is the oxygen sensor, front disk and brakes and timing belt. The cars has 230,000 miles and still going.
I bought this car with 30k miles, eight years later it now has 172k miles. It's a 6 cylinder. I've owned alot of cars over the years, but I've never owned a car this long without any problems. I don't do routine maintenance to it, but yet it keeps going. This is my all-time #1 best performing car. My 2005 MB is no where close to this quality.
Great car! I've had some reoccuring AC issues, but I think we finally got it all fixed.