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Mitsubishi Galant, Sedan
#2023 of 2502 Re: 2001 Galant GTZ [usayso]
Jun 25, 2005 (11:47 am)
"Kelly Blue Book has a trade-in value of $9,390 if it were here in Oregon."
Here is Southern California most dealers will start negotiations $2,000.00 back of book. You will never get Kelly Blue Book for most cars. Some don't even use that one for the guide, some use the NADA black book.
Let's not forget, that you run a REAL POSSIBILITY of Mitsubishi not even being around in the next five to ten years.....
#2024 of 2502 Service Engine Soon indicator light
Jun 25, 2005 (5:40 pm)
I bought my 2000 Galant car from a private seller about 3 weeks and, and I was not really sure when the oil was last changed.
My Service Engine Soon indicator light turned on last night.
I went to checked the oil levels today. Found two dipsticks. First one on the right side, and this stick is not straight, it has kinks to indicate low & high levels and is placed closer to the front of the car - which I think is the TRANSMISSION OIL. This one was good and between max and min.
Second dipstick higher placed than the previous one, is closer to the back, and is flat and straight (but it flexes) & it says ENGINE on the dipstick. In think this one is for the ENGINE OIL. This one was much below LOW level and was thick and black and muddy. Obviously, the engine oil needs to be flushed & changed. Will do so first thing tomorrow.
Some questions :-
1. Did I get the two dipsticks right, the one in the front for Transmission Oil and the one at the back for Engine oil?
2. Will changing the oil solve the problem and make the "Service Engine Soon" light switch off?
3. Would the Service Engine Soon light indicate some other/bigger problem?
4. This is my first car & I don't really know which is the best place to go to for an oil change and the costs. Jiffy Lube / CarMax / Dealerships / Garages ? Any suggestions?
#2025 of 2502 Re: Service Engine Soon indicator light [aditya]
Jun 25, 2005 (8:49 pm)
Take it to a dealership. The SES light can indicate other problems so I would recommend a complete diagnostic check. From the description of your engine oil the previous owners maintainance habits may not have been exactly stellar.
#2026 of 2502 Service Engine Soon indicator light
Jun 26, 2005 (12:42 pm)
I went and got an oil chage with a 15 point inspection done from Wallmart. And the lights gone now. Phew!
Hey - I was wondering if I can get a soft/electronic copy of the owner's manual from where. Any clue anybody?
#2027 of 2502 Radiator Fan Out
Jun 29, 2005 (6:52 pm)
(yeah it's me again!)
This time, my Radiator Fan is out. Guess it will need to be replaced. Dealer's quoting $350+ for a new fan. Not available in regular spare parts shops!
Anyone has any advice?
#2028 of 2502 Re: Radiator Fan Out [aditya]
Jul 04, 2005 (6:11 pm)
I bet the Walmart mechanic bumped something under the hood. Check the fan wires.
#2029 of 2502 2001 Mitsubishi Galant Lifters (are they adjustable)
Jul 06, 2005 (9:22 pm)
I recently took my 2001 galant into the shop due to a ticking noise that has been going on for a while now. Assuming maybe I just needed some different oil or something.. they told me that the lifters may need to be adjusted.. that is IF they are adjustable lifters. So the question is "does anyone know if the lifters in the 4 cylinder 2001 mitsubishi galant are adjustable?" If not, I spend an arm and a leg on new lifters.
Jul 08, 2005 (1:24 pm)
I get a rattle from my dashboard too...at times on the freeway. Seems like it's coming from the corners. I've never looked for the reason though, you have done a lot more research into it.
Other than that, anyone find the transmission "hard" on the Galant 2004? I have a 2004 LS and the transmission is hard to shift. Plus, when lifting foot off the break, there's a creak/groaning type of sound..like a big weight being lifted.
Anyone get this?
#2031 of 2502 Re: 2001 Mitsubishi Galant Lifters (are they adjustable) [mjwolff]
Jul 08, 2005 (5:42 pm)
Your engine has hydraulic lifters that automatically adjust. Try using a thicker weight of oil and make sure you are changing the oil every 3k. This should help lessen or stop the noise. You might also want to consider adding some Lucas oil stabilizer. This product has worked wonders on tired noisy engines. A noisy lifter is not going to trash your engine though so I would think twice before spending a bunch of money to stop an annoying sound.
#2032 of 2502 Re: 2001 Mitsubishi Galant Lifters (are they adjustable) [lngtonge18]
Jul 08, 2005 (10:41 pm)
Also, a good synthetic oil will quiet those lifters down a bit as well.