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Mitsubishi Eclipse Problems

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Most Common Mitsubishi Eclipse Problems

The sunroof may become stuck in the closed position or require "help" moving forward and backward. The common repair is to replace the guides but often the problem will resurface again.
The manual transmission may become difficult to shift, this is commonly caused by binding between the synchronizer and the gear surface. Adding a special friction modifier to the manual transmissio...
A rattle noise may be noted from the clutch area while the car is at idle. If the noise changes or goes away when the clutch is depressed the fault is commonly with the clutch disc springs. It has ...
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2 Known Mitsubishi Eclipse Brakes Problems

The brake pedal may pulsate when the brakes are applied. This is most commonly caused by the front brake rotors warping. Resurfacing the affected rotors may correct the problem for the short term b...
A squeal or squeak type noise may be heard from the rear brakes on application. Our technicians tell us there is an updated rear brake pad shim kit which can help reduce this type of noise.

3 Known Mitsubishi Eclipse Drive Train Problems

A rattle noise may be noted from the clutch area while the car is at idle. If the noise changes or goes away when the clutch is depressed the fault is commonly with the clutch disc springs. It has ...
Excessive clutch vibration may be noted starting from a stop. This can be a result of a warped flywheel or a faulty clutch pressure plate. Our technicians recommend removing the transmission, inspe...
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 ...

3 Known Mitsubishi Eclipse Electrical & Lights Problems

The manual transmission may become difficult to shift, this is commonly caused by binding between the synchronizer and the gear surface. Adding a special friction modifier to the manual transmissio...
There have been reports of airbags not deploying in the event of a frontal impact. Some claim that a shorted airbag wire harness can cause this to occur. Unfortunately there is no diagnoses that ...
The 80 amp fusible link for the charging system can fail and is often overlooked when diagnosing a charging system that is not working. Our technicians recommend to make sure this fusible link is O...

5 Known Mitsubishi Eclipse Engine Problems

The engine may stall or develop a rough idle with the Check Engine Light illuminated and fault code 15 stored in the ECU. Our technicians tell us that the engine electrical grounds are critical, al...
Carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. Over time this can lead to symptoms varying from light ticking to knocking noises. Performing a fuel injector cleaning procedure can often h...
A driveline vibration may be noted on smooth roads. If the occurs all driveline mounts should be inspected and replaced as necessary. Upper and lower radiator mounts should also be inspected in the...

2 Known Mitsubishi Eclipse Exhaust & Emissions Problems

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 ethan...
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.

0 Known Mitsubishi Eclipse Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known Mitsubishi Eclipse Maintenance Problems

9 Known Mitsubishi Eclipse Miscellaneous Problems

The sunroof may become stuck in the closed position or require "help" moving forward and backward. The common repair is to replace the guides but often the problem will resurface again.
The exterior door handles may break requiring replacement.
Rust damage to the body is not uncommon in states where salt is used on icy roads. Unfortunately there is not much that can be done about this issue other than to avoid the salt.

3 Known Mitsubishi Eclipse Suspension & Steering Problems

It is not uncommon for wheels on these vehicles to be very easily bent or otherwise damaged, often to the point of requiring replacement. This can happen even with no apparent damage to the tire.
The front, lower ball joint may fail unexpectedly resulting in loss of vehicle control. Failed ball joints will require replacement. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection of related suspe...
A fluid leak may be noted from the one or more of the suspension struts. A small amount of fluid residue is generally not considered a problem. If the fluid leak becomes severe enough strut perform...

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Known Mitsubishi Eclipse Problems & Complaints

A squeal or squeak type noise may be heard from the rear brakes on application. Our technicians tell us there is an updated rear brake pad shim kit which can help reduce this type of noise.
On 2.4L 4 cylinder engines a whining noise may be noted when the engine is cold and the rpm is in the 1800-2000 range. Our technicians tell us that most commonly this type of noise is coming fr...
Carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. Over time this can lead to symptoms varying from light ticking to knocking noises. Performing a fuel injector cleaning procedure can often h...
A hesitation/stumble or driveway dieout maybe noted when starting the engine cold. This can be caused by carbon deposits built up on various intake components - air flow sensor, air intake hose, ai...
There have been reports of airbags not deploying in the event of a frontal impact. Some claim that a shorted airbag wire harness can cause this to occur. Unfortunately there is no diagnoses that ...
A fluid leak may be noted from the one or more of the suspension struts. A small amount of fluid residue is generally not considered a problem. If the fluid leak becomes severe enough strut perform...
The drivers power seat may not adjust properly or develop a noise issue when adjusting. This is commonly caused by a damaged drive cable which will require replacement.
Corrosion may develop on the fuel filler door requiring replacement of the damaged door.
Vehicles with convertible tops may develop a fluttering type noise with the windows partially opened. This is commonly caused by the fabric top becoming loose at one of the metal bow supports. Our ...
Is not uncommon for one or more of the support brackets on the convertible top to bend requiring replacement.
It is not uncommon for wheels on these vehicles to be very easily bent or otherwise damaged, often to the point of requiring replacement. This can happen even with no apparent damage to the tire.
A driveline vibration may be noted on smooth roads. If the occurs all driveline mounts should be inspected and replaced as necessary. Upper and lower radiator mounts should also be inspected in the...
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