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#2333 of 2502 Re: Bell Mitsubishi in NJ [kakalak]
Jan 03, 2008 (6:47 pm)
I just came from Bell Mitsubishi in Rahway NJ and after the horrible service I swear on my mother's grave that I will never buy another Mitsubishi again.
I own a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant and the problem was windshield washer fluid was not coming out to clean my windscreen, my highbeam and my foglights were also not working.
After 3 visits and over $1000 dollars the windshield washer is only coming out of the passenger side duct and they messed up my alarm, when I press lock on my alarm remote it works, but unlock does not work.
On a previous occasion when I took the car for servicing, when I got it back they had left the transmission fluid dipstick on top of the car engine and the hood closed, I drove for two weeks not knowing what they had done
If you have a choice avoid Bell Mitsubishi in Rahway NJ.
#2334 of 2502 Re: Bell Mitsubishi in NJ [goper6]
Jan 04, 2008 (2:24 am)
Hi - welcome to CarSpace. Hate to see you blame the manufacturer for a bad dealer experience since they are independent operations. Perhaps another Mitsubishi dealer in your area would provide better service?
Let me suggest that you submit a Service Review of this dealership in our Dealer Ratings & Reviews section. That's the best way to alert other consumers in your area of what happened to you.
#2335 of 2502 Re: Bell Mitsubishi in NJ [goper6]
Jan 06, 2008 (10:47 am)
Sorry to hear about you're problem. Its very true that service quality varies which shouldn't be. I had horrid experience at Fountain Mitsubishi in Orlando FL where i went with my friend to buy a new Eclipse and nobody never came out to greet us and help us. Needless to say he ended up buying a Hyundai Tiburon. I've always had outstanding service from Sport Mistubishi in Orlando FL And its a shame because basically bad customer service deters actual customers of choosing that brand again.
#2336 of 2502 Service Engine Light-'06 Galant
Jan 10, 2008 (3:32 pm)
As I'm on my way to work today, my service engine soon light comes on. It's an '06 that I've only had for a year. What could it possibly need? Yes, I do keep the oil changed.
#2337 of 2502 Re: Can someone answer my question??? [jonathan1980]
Feb 05, 2008 (7:48 pm)
I just got through repairing my wife's 02 Galant heater. Underneath the dash on the passenger side is an electric motor (part # MR958603), that controls the heater valve. When it goes out the valve can't open to allow the hot water (antifreeze) to the heater core, thus cold air.
Apparently this is a common flaw for that model. The little motor runs $150. at the dealer and you can replace it in an afternoon.
There are two electric motors adjacent to each other on the passenger side, so you want to make sure your dealing with the correct one. The one to the right controls the flapper, the one on the left controls the heater valve.
You'll have to remove the lower dash on passenger side and glove box. Once you've done that the air bag and a piece of heater duct will need to go also.
I disconnected the battery before unplugging the air bag. I'm paranoid when working around air bags for obvious reasons.
With a little patients and perserverence the task is not that difficult .
#2338 of 2502 Re: Can someone answer my question??? [hoodlatch]
Feb 05, 2008 (8:27 pm)
Jonathan, you are the best! Does the right side (hidden by the passenger door) of the lower dash come off like the fuse box panel on the drivers side so that you can access the screws? I could really use a little defrost in my WA winter:)
#2339 of 2502 Re: Can someone answer my question??? [beaujest]
Feb 06, 2008 (7:02 pm)
Beau - assuming we're talking about an 02 Gallant, the answer is yep.
How I approached the situation was: slide the passenger seat all the way back, lean the back of seat all the way back, slid my little stool up against car door jam where I could lean across passenger seat and went to town.
You'll need: regular flat screwdriver, stubby Phillips screwdriver, 10mm socket on 1/4in drive ratchet with 8in extension, a little bitty screwdriver for unplugging those confounded wire plugs, and a drop-light.
Don't forget to disconnect the ground lug to battery before you mess with air-bag.
As an interim till I could get the new part, I took the old motor drive off and manually opened the little valve to get the heat back on.
Good luck and happy motoring.
#2340 of 2502 Re: Can someone answer my question??? [beaujest]
Feb 09, 2008 (2:39 pm)
Jonathan!!! Thanks again. It is an 02 galant and I'm going to tackle it soon. Does the dash piece have to come off all around the radio? I'm not sure a chiltons is going to help and since you've already been through it... I've got some of the kick panels out of the way and the glove box is out, I guess I'm being overly cautious because I'm not sure when they are going to opt for screws and when they will use some kind of a fastener that is supposed to pop out with the right amount of pressure. If you could do everything from the passenger door, I might be making a mountain out of a mole hill here.. Any more wisdom that you could impart would be appreciated.
#2341 of 2502 Re: Can someone answer my question??? [beaujest]
Feb 09, 2008 (5:29 pm)
Beau - the plastic trim piece around the radio/heater control panel pops off. You don't really need a manual for this one. It's fairly straight forward. If you need a little extra insurance use your phone camera and take a few pics as you disassemble to help with reassemble. - John
#2342 of 2502 engine locked
Apr 12, 2008 (9:03 am)
i just bought mitsubishi galant 2002,and when i try to start engine i have green light with the key and i can't start engine.Engine is locked.Can anybody help me with that.How i can unlock engine