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#19 of 67 Check these sites out!
Jan 05, 2001 (10:59 pm)
Here are few sites to check for help to your problem laker02, I can't seem to remember what the resolution to that problem is, you are not the alone with that one. The first site www.dsm.org which stands for Diamond Star Motors (ie Mitsubishi/Chrysler joint thing early 90s) they made the Mitsubishi Eclipse/Eagle Talon/ Plymouth Laser in Normal,IL. Anyway enough of the history, this site has all kinds of info on these cars plus many links to solve common problems with these cars. Also if you want a quick response post a message on www.machv.com message board. This guy sells all kinds of goodies to make your car go faster plus there are many people on there that know these cars inside and out. I just purchased a 1993 Eagle Talon TSI Turbo AWD (140,000 miles and can't tell) this summer and I'm still learning new things from these people about my car. The one thing that stands out is for the money its hard to to find another car with similar performance and the many options for it that are available to make it go crazy fast. So don't lose hope on yours just yet, I've had a few problems myself cuz it's still a used car. It's all worth it though when you get somebody at a red light. Especially with an AWD, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about, anyway enough rambling good luck, Ben.
#20 of 67 Looking for advice
Jan 09, 2001 (12:39 pm)
Wanting to rid myself of an Aerostar mini van- as I hate driving it in the winter!! Looked at a '92 Talon today 5speed Turbo TSI AWD. Car seemed to be in fantastic shape with 87,000 miles on her. Asking price of $3995. What do you think people???? SHould I go for it? ANyone have experience driving one of these in snowy conditions? What problems (or pleasures) should I expect from this car? ANy advice would be really appreciated! I realize its not really a family car, but since I am in the throws of a midlife crisis.... well....
Jan 15, 2001 (9:47 pm)
I'm getting a new car and have narrowed it down between a 97 eclipse GS-X or a 97 BMW 328i. Due to the struggling car market, i can pick up either one for about $12-15,000 depending on the millage.
I would be purchasing the eclipse with about 45,000 miles on it. My main concern is the reliability of the eclipse. I know i'll have to rely on how the previous owner treated the turbo, but i'm concerned about the upkeep of a the eclipse, not just the turbo but the overall package. If some TSI owners could let me know what to expect, i would be grateful.
#22 of 67 Should I buy?
Jan 21, 2001 (11:33 am)
I'm looking at a '95 Eagle Talon TSi AWD with 120,000 actual miles. However, the engine and turbo were rebuilt at 80k miles. It is being sold for $6200 obo and I would like some other opinions as to whether or not this is a good buy or should I stay away from a Talon with that many miles. Thanks.
#23 of 67 91 Eagle talon surging problem
Jan 24, 2001 (8:43 pm)
I have a 91 Talon front wheel drive on turbot It has a terrible surging problem and no body can figure out what is wrong. When it is in park and running it reeves up and down all by it self. Also when I am driving it at slower speeds it does it while driving jerks you back and forth, and puts alot of pressure on the brakes(kind like I still have my foot on the gas). We have had a diagnostic check on it but they can't find the problem. Have you ever heard of something like this going wrong? And what do you think I should try?? It runs perfect except for that problem and I would like to get it fixed since I got the car pretty cheap but don't have the money for a bunch of tests done that won't fix the problem. If you have any advice I could really use it. Thanks Tracy,
#24 of 67 Same problem here!
Jan 28, 2001 (1:52 pm)
I have a 92 Talon and it recently started doing the *EXACT* same thing you describe - reving up and down in park, etc....I have tried explaining this to people and no one here knows either! Please let me know if you find out anything and I will do the same!!
You can email me directly too at 'amc12duke.edu'
Feb 26, 2001 (9:28 pm)
ok im looking for a second car to have fun w/in the summer. currently i have my eye on a 94 eagle talon, 4 cyl, 5 spd i dont know much about them could someone please email me at fiestybrunette00aol.com to let me know info such as durability, engine, cost of parts such as a basic tune up, brakes, clutch replacement, and how easy it is to get to your basic equipment under the hood (such as changing your own oil, tune up etc.) thanks!
#26 of 67 to buy or not to buy eagle talon
Mar 16, 2001 (8:46 am)
I'm looking for a used eclipse/talon car. Is 1993 eagle talon exactly same as eclipse for that year? The car I am getting is 1.8 lt. base model(92 bhp). It has done 106k miles. Would it be wiser to buy a talon which has already done so many miles?
Also how about the reliability of this car?
The one I drove seems to be in a pretty good shape but only problem I've noticed is that the car doesn't have a PICK-UP (as Eclipses are supposed to have.)
What's the price that I may expect to pay for 1990-1994 eclipse/talon which has done 90-110k miles?
#27 of 67 Today, I'd advise against it!
Mar 20, 2001 (12:11 pm)
I own a 1997 Talon TSI AWD. I've enjoyed driving this car but today I've seriously begun to regret choosing it. It sure was fun when it was all shiny black and new. However shortly after getting it I started to have trouble with the clutch. It was an odd problem, I found that when I was turning left and attempting to shift there was no resistance on the clutch peddel, the shifter wouldn't move out of gear and if I took my foot off the clutch it remained stuck to the floor. It didn't happen every time but it got so that I could almost predict the corners on my way home from work where it would happen. I took the car into the dealership at least 4 times but to no avail. They changed the spring behind the clutch several times and this made no difference what so ever. Finally the disassembled the clutch, said they couldn't see anything and reassembled it. After this the problem seemed to disappear however the clutch still felt "funny" at times. I should mention that on my way home after that work the clutch began to slip more and more till I couldn't drive the car. I had to get it towed back to the dealer to have it re-adjusted!
Later I noticed that when the car was idling, the oil pressure began dropping to the bottom of the safe operating range. Immediately I took the car in. The dealer replaced the sensor twice and the gauge once to no effect. Finally the removed the oil pan to discover wear on the crank shaft and the main bearing failing. This was at 53,000 km (~33,000 miles). 4 weeks and one new crank later I finally got my car back. I drove 1 block and turnd back to the dealer with a check engine light on. they forgot to plug something in. The next day I was back with a U/S tach. Again this was due to an improper connection. Finally one week later (last week), the first time with the cart on the highway and guess what, the gear box craps out. Now I'm being told by Chrysler that this isn't warranty (I'm past 3 years) and I'll have to pay the $4,200.00 ($2,700.00 US) for a new gear box.
Personally, I find it hard to believe that the gear failure isn't in some way related to all of the other power train defects that the car suffered from previously. Additionally, every time I have taken my car in for work I have had to return to get the repair fixed the next day.
It's funny too cause my other car is a Dodge Avenger ES, made, I believe in the same plant as the Talon and the only problem I've had with it is a leaky rad hose.