Mitsubishi Galant Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Mitsubishi Galant as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

The power windows may fail, often related to moisture inside the door. Affected components will need to be replaced. If possible some type of moisture protection could be added to try and prevent repeat failures.

The engine may develop a low idle or stalling condition due to a failed idle air control valve. Our technicians tell us the replacement of the faulty valve is required to correct this condition.

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.

The automatic transmission may fail prematurely. Transmission overhaul or replacement may be necessary to correct this concern.

It is not uncommon for oil leaks to develop from the valve cover gaskets. Replacement of the leaking gaskets will repair this issue.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with no fault confirmed. Our technicians tell us a powertrain control module (PCM) software update is available which may correct this concern.

The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing a no start and/or stalling condition. Replacement of the failed sensor will generally corrects this concern.

The clutch may fail prematurely or cause a buzzing type noise from the dash area. It has been recommended by some that a high quality aftermarket replacement clutch may provide increased longevity over a clutch purchased from the dealer.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to one or more engine vacuum leaks. Our technicians tell us these leaks can be caused by damage to seals and/or vacuum hoses as a result of to much ethanol content in the gasoline. Affected hoses and seals must be replaced to correct this concern.

The engine may develop an engine pinging issue. Reprogramming of the powertrain control module (PCM) may be required to correct this concern.

A brake pedal pulsation may be noted on brake apply. This is commonly caused by warping of the front brake rotors. Our technicians remind us that re-machining (turning) the rotors can correct this issue but the repair may last only a short time as the thinner rotors would be even more prone to warping. Replacement of faulty rotors with high quality parts is often the best option in these situations.

The camshaft position sensor may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. Commonly replacement of the sensor will correct this issue.