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#2477 of 2502 97 Mitsubishi Galant idling problems
Oct 27, 2010 (8:43 pm)
Hey i'm new here, recently bought a 1997 Galant automatic which was imported from japan in 2005. When at a standstill, the car seems to idle erratically. The engine speed goes between 1000-1200rpm up and down constantly when waiting at lights etc. What kind of problem would you associate this with? Also the "check oil" warning light flickers on and off when the car is cold, even though the oil was replaced recently. Thanks for your help
#2478 of 2502 Re: Ceiling Upholstry Coming off in 2002 Gallant [gregoryvg]
Oct 27, 2010 (9:52 pm)
The cheapest fix for a sagging headliner is thumb tacks, but you can go to an auto parts store (Advance Auto Parts, Auto Zone, etc) and they actually have something similar to a thumb tack but it screws in. They're both pretty cheap. You can have the headliner re-done fairly cheap also, but the tacks are the cheapest, easiest fix.
#2479 of 2502 Re: 2009 Galant ES, 3 months in and already problems?!?! [idntnvu]
Oct 27, 2010 (9:56 pm)
So, the Bluetooth is working properly now, I think the problem was actually with the phone. I have a Blackberry Tour, and I restarted it and it seemed to fix the problem. The fan blower motor has not went out yet, and seems to have improved, but I'm still monitoring it closely. I'm still about 2500 miles away from the next service, so hopefully it'll hold out and I'll get it checked out then. If it gets worse, I'll take it in.
#2480 of 2502 Re: 97 Mitsubishi Galant idling problems [hmac]
Oct 28, 2010 (3:53 am)
Lots of possibilities but, assuming the engine is at operating temp, a 1000+ idle sounds awfully high so I'd start with the idle controls/sensors. Most cars idle around 500-800 RPMs.
Other thoughts revolve around fuel & air intake so sensors & filters for those could be checked. Also worth looking into are major electrical items like the alternator and ECU/ECM.
But before all that, since this is a JDM vehicle, make sure you're putting in gas with an octane rating at least as high as what they use in Japan. They use a different scale for rating it. See posts 5 and 8 in this thread: http://www.supraforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25707 I'd suggest you put in premium gas and try to find non-Ethanol blends if they're available in your area (they aren't in mine).
#2481 of 2502 Re: 2002 Mitsubishi Galant Electrical Issues [ariesah]
Dec 19, 2010 (7:55 pm)
I am having the same problem but i dont get to know which is the right fuse. I don't have the user manual so i would have to check eack fuse one by one. Could you please help me locate the fuse for this circuit?
#2482 of 2502 2007 Galant ES
Jan 19, 2011 (9:27 am)
I own my galant for a while now and my dealership is strict with things not being covered by warranty and they charge the $100 inspection fee. I would like to quickly ask if these items would be covered by my warranty.
I have currently 49000 miles.
1) Clunk from struts or suspension when hitting bumps
2) Engine is very squeeky when its cold
3) Right power mirror does not work.
4) AC does not blow when set to your feet. Heat barely comes out also.
#2483 of 2502 Galant starting issues
Mar 22, 2011 (9:55 am)
Have a question about my 2009 Galant-It has 47,000 mi on it, and I've had since December 2009.
I've loved the car, except I have an issue with it starting sometimes.
I happened ever 6 months, but recently has become more frequent, like every few weeks or so. It will start...eventually. I suspect there is a prob with the ignition/spark plugs or fuel line or something. It trying to start, but during these times when it doesn't want to, will take 5 or so seconds to finally start up.
I want to go to the service department prepared, because when I first took it in when it did this once in January 2010, the girl told me to change the battery in my key. I highly doubt that is the issue.
Anyway, the nearest dealership is 2 hours away, so I know it will be all day, and want to know what I should have them check, besides the ignition/starter, spark plugs/wires and fuel line. Thanks!
#2484 of 2502 Re: Sensor Problem [patelvijayc]
Mar 23, 2011 (11:09 am)
hey how did you fix this problem? I had the same problem.. now after i replaced it now the car wont even turn on.... please tell me what u did.
#2485 of 2502 2003 Galant remote key programing.
May 13, 2011 (5:45 pm)
I've just received a replacement remote control for my 2003 Mitsubishi Galant. It came from a seller who specializes in Mitsubishi parts out of Florida. The device came without instructions on how to program it to my car. I had believed it would come already programed from this business since they asked for my vehicle's vin. Does anybody out there know how to program it? I am pretty sure a lot of Mitsubishi owners will benefit from this information.
Thanking you in advance for your help.
#2486 of 2502 Problems with my AC / Heat
Jun 08, 2011 (1:04 pm)
I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant and i am having AC and Heating Issues for example: When I turn on the AC it will work for a little bit then stop working, sometimes if I let it don't run it for a while the AC will come back on. On rare occasions the AC never kicks on at all....When I run my heat...the heat never gets Hot like it use to when the car was newer...It is warm / lukewarm....I am not sure if these issues would be related in any way...Any help will be appreciated, thank you.