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#2241 of 2502 2004 Galant Problems
Sep 14, 2006 (6:48 pm)
I have a 2004 Mitsubishi galant and the brakes have been squeaking loudly and constantly since it was bought brand new. it has 34,000 miles and the brakes have been replaced at 27000 miles. The dealer says that its normal but noise is to loud and constant to be normal. The sunroof also rubs against the metal when closing and the dashboard makes a popping noise on hot days. Can anyone help me out with these problems?
#2242 of 2502 2007 Galant Ralliart
Sep 30, 2006 (11:33 am)
Did anybody see this brand new 2007 Galant Ralliart on the market???? Well..........to see is to believe!!! This is one of the best Galants i've ever seen. Lots of power, style (exterior & interior)are both great & looks like an Evo Galant to me. If you look on Galant's Ralliart concept design, the seats are made by Recaro, and front disc brakes are both Brembo. Galants are under rated in terms of style & sales coz' it's built in the US BUT engine is great (made in Japan)............go for it!!!!!
#2243 of 2502 Re: 2004 Galant Problems [tra9105]
Sep 30, 2006 (11:44 am)
Is this an '04 "new" Galant design or the 2001-04 Galant ones?? I have an '02 Galant, bought it as pre-owned 22K mileage & i also have the same problems w/ the brakes. I replaced the front brake pads w/ a ceramic one & the squeaking sound were gone. But, after 10k miles, it went back. My auto technician told me that "ceramics" are good but it does'nt last since it's soft. He changed my pads & rotors at the same time 40K mileage & used "Wagner" brand & the noise were gone. My '02 galant has a 95,700 mileage now & i guess it needs a replacement for my front pads again. Also, my timing belt is due for replacement. So far, that's the only major problem i've encountered w/ my '02 Galant & it still drives fast on the FWY.
FYI: Check out the new 2007 Galant Ralliart - is out in the market now!!!!!
#2244 of 2502 Re: 2007 Galant Ralliart [rtolentino2]
Sep 30, 2006 (12:52 pm)
Be sure to check out the Ralliart Galant in the sunset pearlescent (orange) color. Same as the Eclipse. It might not sound that great but when you see it...DAMN !!!
You put this in a parking lot with Beemers, Lexus, Acura's whatever & the Ralliart is the one you're going to check out first. Runs like a striped ass ape too. Best thing is that it's only a few K more than the GTS.
#2245 of 2502 Re: 2004 Galant Problems [tra9105]
Oct 01, 2006 (8:22 am)
I have an '04 LS and I have these loud brakes too. Worse, now I get the TCL OFF and ABS indicator lights on all the time after driving some distance.
It's only been 20k miles on my car.
Oct 09, 2006 (7:36 am)
I would like to turbo my 2003 Galant, but they do not have a kit for it. I would like some pointers in how to go about putting a turbo on my car.
#2247 of 2502 Re: 2002 Galant Heater Core [dowappy]
Oct 18, 2006 (12:09 pm)
i have the same problem with my 2002 galant es. i have around 67,000 miles on it and it's in the shop again. this time it's going 2 cost approximately $1500. two of the mounts that hold the engine in place deteriorated, causing a shift of the engine which caused distributor damage. to fix the mounts/brackets and a new distributor $1500. i hate mitsubishi galants, they suck. as for the cold air i've been living in tx for 1yr so i haven't got it fix yet. i'm going home to new york and i'v been looking into getting some quotes. everyone i talk 2 say around the same $700-$800. the problem started when i purchased the bucket. i heard clicking, and what sounded like a fan that had something stuck in it. brought to the dealer and the mechanic said "that's just the sound it makes when you switch form cool to heat" "that's normal". I'm a girl, and by no means a mechanic, so that satisfied me. lol. by the way this was healy mitsubishi goshen ny. they finally figured out the problem just when the warranty ran out, and said it was going to cost me to fix it. i passed because i was moving to tx. the list of stuff wrong with the car i'm still making payment on go on &on & on. i suggest you get rid of your galant as soon as possible. after my car comes out of the shop i'm turning in my bucket for a honda.
#2248 of 2502 Re: 2002 Galant Heater Core [loni1]
Oct 21, 2006 (11:01 am)
I feel sorry for your 2002 Galant..BUT not all galants have the same problems as yours. It depends on how it was used by the first owner or how old is the model or where did you buy it??? I also have an '02 Galant & bought this "certified" pre-owned at Cerritos Auto Square BUT, it was indeed great in terms of driving except for the brakes which i replaced after 45K mileage.
To be honest, i already traded my '02 Galant at 96,800mileage & BOUGHT a brand new 2007 ES 2.4 Mivec Galant!!! w/ a Sport Package. I was really aiming for the Galant Ralliart (fully loaded) but i was'nt able to qualify.
Nevetheless, i HIGHLY recommend these Galants not only of its realiability in terms of the engine & transmission (Made in Japan)..... BUT also in terms of safety features & warranties. See CONSUMER REPORTS & compare the 07 Camrys to 07 Galant.
Camry's have transmission issues & ratings are only 3 1/2 %%%% as compared to Galants at 4-5%%%%.
Galant is the BEST backed car in terms of warranties: 100,000/10yrs. Powertrain waranty / 5yrs./60,000 bumper2bumper / 7 yrs.anti-corrosion/ and lastly 5 yrs/ or unlimited mileage Roadside Assistance!!!!
Side Curtain Air bags/Head protection (both front & passengers)are standard on all 2007 models!!! Including the side air (front only)bags, plus the standard driver & front passenger air bags.
360-watts Rockford High Definition Accoustic Sound w/ 8 speakers (incl. 2 subwoofers) are standard on Ralliart or as a sport package just like what i have on my ES model.
TRaction Control are standard on a GTS & Ralliart incl. ABS & Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.
Ralliarts have a 14" ventilated rotors in front.
Engine is 3.8 V6 Mivec............what else??? Style is cool & great as if you're in a BMW or other european cars.
Camrys are BORING & pls. read consumer ratings & reports!!!!
Mitsus are driven to THRILL you!!!!
#2249 of 2502 Re: 2002 Galant Heater Core [loni1]
Oct 22, 2006 (12:04 am)
That's a sad situation with you're Galant. But Galants are very reliable indeed. Things go wrong and some mechanics make the situation worst. Some dealers customer service makes you wish to never go back there. That is the case with a lady friend of mine and her 2001 Nissan Sentra. The car was great till something triggered the Check Engine light. She took it to a Nissan dealer and they kept on changing parts, wrong diagnostics, more replacements..... she has spent more than $4,000 in repairs and now she totally hates Nissan's. And Nissan's are not bad....just like Mitsubishi's there very good cars. But S*&t happens and that is normal with all makes and models, including Honda's and Toyota's.
#2250 of 2502 Re: HID Lights [jsegura72]
Oct 22, 2006 (10:24 pm)
Hey. Last week I bought an 04 galant ls v6 for my wife. She wanted a minivan. f--- that. anyway, I am interested in the xenon light conversion as well. I wasn't sure if just replacing the bulbs would improve anything, or if I should replace the entire light assembly. Please let me know anything you found out what you have found out or done. Thanx, steve from canada. By the way, she loves the car, so does the baby.