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Mitsubishi Eclipse, Coupe, Hatchback
#454 of 496 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Car Won't Go Over 45 MPH
Aug 06, 2008 (8:56 pm)
I have a GST Spyder... About 3 months ago I changed my stock Intercooler, and added a complete Aftermarket kit with an HKS Blow Off Valve. The car was running fine, except for the fact that 1 of the pipes kept coming off on high boost! I replaced it and it ran fine afterwards. About a week ago, I drove the car fine up until Saturday afternoon. I didn't drive the car at all on Sunday. So on Monday Morning, I checked my oil and coolant level as usual, and everything was correct. When I got on the freeway, I noticed hesitations, and when I reached 45 MPH, the car feels like it's choking. I managed to get to work on that speed; however, with that problem, my BOV was still going off. I also noticed that the car was throwing black smoke because it's burning a lot of gas. So now I don't know what to check for.
#455 of 496 Re: Overdrive help [frogsternow]
Aug 08, 2008 (11:06 am)
I hate to say this... But this is why I dont have a dang thing to do with Automatic Transmissions.
First of all when it comes to replacing them? It is cheaper with a manual.
Second better fuel economy
and third... Better control of the vehicle.
Automatic Trannies are the biggest pain when it comes complications...
Take it to a specialist.
#456 of 496 gotta ditch the automatic!!!!
Sep 22, 2008 (2:50 am)
i got a 01 spyder GT. stock tranny and partially stock engine, just upgraded ignition, intake and cat back with a shine flared body kit and rims. no biggy. but the thing i cant stand is its an automatic. im trying to figure out a way to go standard H 5 speed. ive thought about trying a evo 7 trans and doing the labor to make it a awd platform, or trying out the gts trans. im just not sure about if it will bolt up to my 6G73 fine. fabrication to get the stick, shift linkage and clutch is a bit easy. but i also thought about going to the 4G63 set up and truboing the shit out of it being theres hardly any parts for the 3.0. any one got any advice
#457 of 496 A Little Advice on a 03
Feb 07, 2009 (2:49 pm)
so ive been saving up to buy my own car and i could use a little advice. I love eclipses look wise and ive heard that they are great cars to drive. Im looking for something thatll last me the next 4-5 years and that will have little trouble or repairssince im a student living on a budget. A local dealer has an O3 GS coupe automatic for sale. The only thing im a little worried about is the fact that it has about 77k miles to it. Will this baby be able to fulfill my needs? minus a few long distance trips a year at holidays it would be for completely local driving.
Any insight would be amazing!
#458 of 496 PROBLEM PUTTIN GAS IN MY 01 ECLIPSE SPYDER GS
Mar 04, 2009 (9:20 pm)
I HAVE TROUBLE WHEN I GO TO PUT GAS IN MY CAR.....WHEN I TAKE OFF THE GAS CAP IT DOES NOT HAVE A FLAPPER AND WHEN I INSERT THE NOZZLE AND BEGIN TO FUEL IT CLICKS OFF.....SO I HAVE TO STAND THERE AND CLICK GAS IN IT.....IT WONT JUST FLOW FREELY LIKE IT IS SUPPOSED TO.......I HAVE CHECKED THE RUBBER VACUM LINES AND THEY SEEMED FINE SO I WAS WANDERING WHAT WOULD CAUSE IT TO KEEP CLICKING OFF WHEN IM TRYING TO PUT GAS IN IT......
#459 of 496 Re: Wet Floor Boards [cherieberry]
Mar 06, 2009 (6:51 pm)
Cherieberry? What happened? Is there a hopefull conclusion to this story?
I have the same problem with wet floor boards on the front drivers side. I have pulled back the carpet and the insulation and found what look like black plugs about the size of a quarter. The carpet seems very wet near these plugs and surrounding, but not on the outskirts of the drivers side cockpit (i.e. wetness seems focused in the center). I guess that could be gravity, but I'm wondering if the water could be coming up from through those plugs? I know NOTHING about cars, but I did see the discussion about drainage holes, and thought these might be what they are?
Does anyone know if I should try to pull these out (they don't pull out easily) and super-duper (technical term) plug them up? I have never noticed any dripping during rainstorms or at my feet.
Any help would be much appreciated. When I felt this wet floorboard about a year ago, I just thought melting snow...window open...etc., just like everyone else. Now it is back. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!!!!!!!!
#460 of 496 Jump starting my dead battery sounds off the alarm
Mar 25, 2009 (12:21 pm)
My 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder has been sitting idle for almost two years. When I went to jump the battery, every time I connected the jumper cables the horn starts honking. From what I have read, I think it was the alarm sounding because the dead battery must have reset the alarm. So now I need to figure a way to turn off the alarm and jump start the car without sending all my condo neighbors into a tizzy. I tried to pull the horn fuse according to the manual, but that didn't work. Does anyone have any ideas? I can find no reference to the alarm in the manual.
#461 of 496 01 eclipse gt tranny codes? please help
Mar 26, 2009 (3:34 pm)
to make al ong story short, i took my 01 eclipse gt with an automatic transmission and converted it to a standard chearper way out. but the computer from the manual car didnt work in mine, so i kept the automatic one in there. but now i have 5 tranny codes either the computer from the five speed was bad or just didnt want to work is there any way i can fix this problem to pass emitions? please help really stuck
#462 of 496 GS v6 motor swap
Apr 15, 2009 (9:31 am)
Hi I have an 01 eclipse gs and i was wondering if anyone knows if i can swap the 4cyl motor out with the gts v6 engine or know a place where i can find out? i know theres alot involved but i would love to do it give the car some more power and maybe get an engine with less miles on it i only have 106000 now but i still want less lol.
#463 of 496 02 Eclipse GT Coupe 2dr car buying help!
Jun 03, 2009 (9:51 pm)
I am complete noob when it comes to cars. I need your help in making a decision. I am a student looking for a car on a budget. I saw a 02 Eclipse GT Coupe 2dr with 107k miles for $4750. I am not sure if this is a good buy. My concern is I want a reliable car where I spend $$ only for regular maintenance(I had a Mazda protege before and I took good care of it). I would like to use this car mainly for commute to work which is about 42miles each way and hopefully use for another 2 years before I get a new car. My biggest question: is 107k miles a lot for an 02 eclipse and how many more miles can you expect for it to run with my usage? And typically how many miles do they run for before you get major issues with the car.
I would appreciate your help and insight on this issue. Please feel free to mention any other issues that I need to be wary of before I make a purchase.
Thanks for your help!