#663 of 2502 Request price quotes to repair a 1985 Mitsubishi Galant: Engine+Trans.
Apr 26, 2001 (7:33 pm)
I'd like to know if anyone out there can quote what would sort of price should be expected
for repair and/or replacement of the Engine(4cyl) and Transmission(Auto) that go in
a 1985 Mitsubishi Galant. I don't know what sort of prices to expect, but would like to know
what kind of price range can be gotten and what sort of locations they are from.
For reference, I'm located in the Pacific Northwest and am looking to spend $2000.00 for
the repair of this vehicle.
Here's some other info about my car and my automobile situation:
- currently have about 105,000 miles.
- the tranny is dead (engine starts/runs fine, but car can't move an inch).
- i heard a metallic 'clunk' noise when tranny died.
- this Mitsu has had the auto.tranny replaced by the prev.owner
- suspect that one of the engine cyls has lowered compression
- this car has stranded me on the road twice! - once because of
a failed fuel pump and this time when the tranny died.
Can anyone out there provide what type of price I can expect
to fix this car ??!?
In the meantime I have three other cars to drive....whew!
Thanks, Occupant, for your reply! I actually had all of the belts and the tentioner replaced last weekend, as well as the water pump. Could have went to Cancun for the money I spent! Now when I start the car, it rev's up loudly....like it is idoling higher than normal. Makes my sunroof rattle it's so loud. Will have it re-checked. Mechanic says that is normal??
Another note- took my Galant in for the recall of the ball joint, suspension arms, and guess what?? Mits. does NOT align the car afterwards!!! Is that crazy, or what? Now my tires are wearing....and my alignment was fine before I went in.....now the car pulls hard to the left! Go figure! Any suggestions, same experiences? (on my laundry list) anyone?
The service department told me that there is an air filter ( pollen filter) that needs to be changed for the AC, does anyone know what is he talking about and how hard would it be to change this filet, I heard its behind the glove box.
Galants come equipped with a filter that takes out pollen and dust like the honda accord and other cars in its class. I don't know how hard it is to change it, but you are suppose to change it out every 15K or so.
im looking to buy my first car. i found a 1994 LS with ced player sun roof cloth interior and 90,000 miles on it, someone told me this was a terrible buy and to find something else. someone who owns a 1994 please respond and tell me the pros and cons.
I purchased a 1999 galant GTZ on 8-99 from
Tempe Mitsubishi in AZ. I am overall pleased
with the car. I had noticed a slight shake in
the front end when applying the brakes at higher
speeds(70+ mph.) I took it in to have it inspected
within an hour I was called and told there is a
service bulletin on this problem. They replaced
the lower control arms, bushings, ball joints,
resurfaced the brake rotors, installed new brake
pads, and did a front end alignment. This was all
under warranty, ( the car has 17,000 miles). Hey,
they even paided for the rental car which I had
for 3 days. The car drives perfectly now. I
wonder if anyone else has this problem I was told
it applys to all Galant models. The bottom line
is be aware of your car and ask questions. Tempe
Mitsubishi gave me excellent service in buying
and more important to me, the same excellent care
when I had a problem and needed service.
I have that exact car! It has 62k miles on it. It is only worth $4200 RETAIL. I have a Pioneer CD system, sunroof, Anti-lock breaks, tinted windows, alloy wheels, etc.... and it is in MINT shape! $4200 is all she is worth. I have no idea what you were going to spend, but w/ 90k miles... I would say $3500 TOPS! Make sure the recall work has been done on it too! You will undoubtly need to put some $$$ in to it after purchasing!! Tune-up, tranny service, belts....
I have 99 ES 4cyl. I bought it on 6-99 and currently have 40.5K mi. Problem with brakes I encountered in just few days after buying the car. Actually the only serious complaint I have is on very weak brakes. I complained several times but all I got out of it was free rotor turning at 24k mi. Jazz12, you've mentioned that there was a service bulletin and all of this was done free of charge. That's great b/c I know there is a problem. Do you have any other info on this announcement? If not could you provide me with your dealership tel number. I want my brakes fixed before it's too late. thanks, m