Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Repair and Maintenance

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

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Problems

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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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Questions

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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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Recalls

When the clutch pedal is depressed, the clutch master cylinder provides the hydraulic pressure to disengage the clutch. Certain vehicles equipped with a manual transmission are being recalled because the clutch master cylinder can fail without warning. If this were to occur, the ability to shift the transmission would be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the clutch master cylinder on affected vehicles to correct this concern.

Where heavy salt is used on the roads, the mixture of melted snow and salt may stick to the front impact sensors. Over time, this causes corrosion of the sensor, and could cause a possible delay in the deployment of the air bags in the event of a collision. The delay in deployment could cause an injury. Dealers will install new front air bag sensors with improved corrosion resistance. The recall began on November 27, 2009.

Mitsubishi is recalling 2008–2009 Lancer Evolution, Ralliart, and Sportback Ralliart models equipped with turbocharged engines due to a poor connection where the fuel return pipe is attached to the engine, which may cause a stress crack to develop. If this occurs, fuel may leak, which, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. To correct the problem, the fuel return pipe will be replaced and additional attachment brackets installed free of charge.

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