Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

Erratic HVAC blower motor operation may be caused by a failed blower motor and/or blower motor resistor. Our technicians tell us that if the blower motor resistor fails the blower motor should be checked. If the blower motor fails its functional test in should be replaced along with the failed blower motor resistor.

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

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

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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The ventilation system blower motor may fail. This can cause reduced visibility because of windows fogging up due to a lack of defroster operation. The dealership will replace the blower motor free of charge to correct this concern.

The electronic control unit (ECU) may fail, causing failure of the headlights, tail lights and windshield wipers. This could cause visibility problems for the driver, as well as others seeing the vehicle. The affected ECU will be replaced free of charge by the dealership to correct the problem.

The pulleys that the drive the alternator, cooling fan and power steering pump mounted on the engine may experience unusual wear, resulting in the drive belt coming off. Dealers will replace the belt and any worn pulleys free of charge to resolve the concern.

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