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#1478 of 1497 Battery dies with no reason
Aug 25, 2010 (11:16 am)
My battery dies in some time while driving. I have bought a new battery, alternator has been checked 2 times. All the fuses have been checked and show OK.
The car may be running with no problem for couple of days, but at once it may uncharge the battery and the car would stop. I jumpstart it and it would go for a while and stop again, or may be driving for couple days again. my mechanic is confused...
#1479 of 1497 Re: Battery dies with no reason [kyrya]
Aug 25, 2010 (1:41 pm)
I had the same exact problem for years with my 97 Diamante, I bought alternator testers, new batteries, spent much time on the net trying to troubleshoot it myself, so, I finally broke down and took it to a dealership who, after days of hunt and peck($$$), found the culprit to be my auto-dimming rear view mirror, they unplugged it and took care of the problem.
best of luck, no one seems to know anything about these cars in my area.
#1480 of 1497 Re: Battery dies with no reason [kyrya]
Aug 26, 2010 (9:47 pm)
Two situations that I've encounter had the same symptoms:
1) The trunk light switch stayed on
2) The radiator A/C fan temperature control switch failed and turned the fan on for
no apparent reason
#1481 of 1497 Re: Fuel injector order [anskans]
Aug 27, 2010 (4:27 pm)
FRONT OF CAR
#1 #3 # 5
#2 #4 #6
FIRING ORDER IS 123456
#1 DISTRIBUTOR WIRE IS THE TOP ONE JUST IN FRONT OF THE CAP CENTERLINE WHEN LOOKING DOWN ON THE CAP WHILE LEANING OVER THE ENGINE FROM THE FRONT BUMPER.
#1482 of 1497 need used working transmission
Aug 30, 2010 (12:03 am)
i'm in need of a used automatic transmission for my 94 Diamante ES sohc.
I believe 95 yr. will work to. can pay 3 or 4 hundred i have tried local (central valley ca) but not one to be found .most dealers want 600.00 or more plus 250.00 shiping.
any ideas on were i can get one for what i have to spend would be appreciated . have tools will travel anywhere in ca.
#1483 of 1497 Re: need used working transmission [mrcandoitman]
by kirstie_h HOST
Aug 30, 2010 (8:15 am)
The problem is that you're talking (here) to other Diamante owners, who probably have vehicles in working condition. Maybe someone will have ideas for you, but it seems you'd have better luck at a salvage yard. If you're looking for one, you might try our discussion on Salvage Yards.
Aug 31, 2010 (5:05 am)
thanks kriste h
#1485 of 1497 Re: radio code [rayk3]
May 03, 2011 (3:40 am)
To retain the vehicle's memory settings and radio code, it is possible to swap over to a new battery, without interrupting power.
This is done using suitably rated jumper cables (whilst old battery is still in place, but removing the battery's 'security' clamp first):
Place new battery somewhere stable, in close proximity to old battery.
connect one end of "+" jumper cable to the "+" terminal of new battery;
Connect "-" jumper to the to the "-" terminal of new battery.
Then, connect other end of "+" jumper to the metail clamp of vehicle's "+" (RED) battery cable (this will maintain the connection during changerover);
connect other end of "-" jumper to the metal clamp of vehicle's "-" (BLACK) battery cable.
As long as these jumper cables are securely attached to their respective clamps, you can then undo the nuts of the battery clamps and move the vehicle cables aside (just enough to take the old batter out, and put the new battery in its place) - if done correctly, power should still be connected.
Move the old battery out and put the new battery in its place.
Clamp the vehicle battery cables onto the new battery terminals (making sure the RED clamp goes to "+" terminal & BLACK clamp goes to "-" terminal) and tighten the nuts.
You can then remove the jumper cables from the battery leads, one at a time.
#1486 of 1497 Re: 2001 Diamante TCL Trouble [nemo0405]
May 03, 2011 (4:38 am)
When various warning lights (Engine, ABS, TCL, Airbag & Transmission) illuminate, this indicates that codes have been stored on your vehicle's computer.
Have your vehicle's computer checked for the codes first, then you can work on their respective components.
Here are a couple of the most common TCL codes and their respective components:
Code 71: Vacuum Control Solenoid Valve
Code 72: Ventilation Control Solenoid Valve
To test either solenoid, use an Ohm meter and measure the resistance across the electrical terminals of the solenoid. Each solenoid should measure between 36-44 Ohms. If out of specification, then replace the suspect solenoid. Reset the computer (either by removing the ECU fuse or disconnect negative battery terminal for 20sec's), then check for further diagnostic codes.
If both solenoids are within spec, but same codes still trigger, then it is likely to be excessive ignition signal interference down the TCL solenoid LOOMS. In this case, follow Mitsubishi's Service Bulletin procedure of installing a Noise Filter on the distributor harness, as outlined in the procedure.
Note: both of these solenoids are usually attached to each other (via vacuum hoses), connected by wiring looms (usually situated on a metal bracket, on the firewall).
#1487 of 1497 Re: Upgrading the Diamante Car Audio System...- [ccancio]
Jul 04, 2011 (12:42 am)
I have a 2001 Diamante and got everything I needed at crutchfield.com they are they best online audio source out there and they have a great supprt team that is there t help. I now am running a Alpine 103BT head unit and have other upgrades the only issue is that the trunk does rattle too much and getting it to not rattle is being a pain any suggestions other than getting rid of the subs