Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Problems

The Clutch May Failure Prematurely

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.

HVAC Temperature Knob Hard to Turn

The heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) temperature control knob may be hard to turn. Mitsubishi Motors has released a service bulletin out outlining the necessary repairs. Repairs involve installing a new air blend door lever and link, lubing the blend door track, and installing a filter on top of the blower motor housing to prevent entry of dirt and debris. If the temperature control assembly has been damaged it will require replacement also.

Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating

An engine coolant leak may develop from the water pump requiring replacement of the leaking pump.

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Questions

Why does the car almost stall out during idle after warming up? (2 answers)

I hear 03s have issues with vacuum lines, might that be the cause?

What type/style/model number bulbs are in the instrument cluster bulb types. (1 answer)

What type/style/model number bulbs are in the instrument cluster, notification lights, clock, HVAC controls and accessory buttons? I have been trying to find a source which lists this information, but have had no luck. Any help with the specifics, or a reference source is greatly appreciated.

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Recalls

Front Lower Control Arms Corrode And Detach

The front lower control arms may corrode and detach from the vehicle cross member. Dealers will inspect the front cross members and either apply a sealing anti-corrosion agent or replace the front cross member depending on the severity of existing corrosion free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Fuel Tank Leaks

The parking brake cable on the right side may rub through the fuel tank, resulting in a fuel leak. Dealers will replace the right side parking brake cable, inspect the fuel tank for signs of abrasion and replace affected tanks free of charge to resolve the concern.

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