Last post on Nov 04, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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Mitsubishi Galant, Auto Repair
#20 of 26 Re: Tranny Trouble [countrfet]
Aug 13, 2011 (6:06 am)
countrfet, the Check Engine light won't come on for a trans issue. CELs normally come on for emissions-related problems.
I haven't heard of many issues with Galant transmissions and I never had a problem during the 10.5 years & 152K miles I had my '99 Galant. Come to think of it I can't recall reading any posts about AT issues.
How many miles are on the car?
Has the trans fluid been services as outlined in the manual?
I'm not an expert so I'd hesitate to speculate on the problem. If the fluid hasn't been changed it could have seized or burned. But it could just be wear & tear. Should it be shot, Galant's of that generation ('99-03) were good sellers for Mitsu so you should be able to find a rebuilt trans for a reasonable price.
#21 of 26 Re: Tranny Trouble [fushigi]
Sep 06, 2011 (7:53 pm)
My guess is that the fluid had not been changed for a while, or a different AT fluid than what Mitsubishi specified was used.
Similar thing happened to me at around 110K on my Galant (a 2001 with 160K and still going strong ). At around 60 mph I heard a "whoosh" from under the hood and the car slowed down; the "check engine" light came on. I took it to the dealer and after they read the code they told me that the car "slipped" out of gear. Less than 8K prior to that I had done a flush at an indy shop that used what I believe was a generic with additives to bring it up to Mitsu specs.
The dealer mechanic suggested a flush with the hope that no permanent damage was done and see what happens. I was lucky and never had an issue ever since.
Bottom line, as confirmed later, the Galant transmissions are picky, so NEVER use anything but the OEM Mitsubishi AT fluid.
#22 of 26 galant 2001 will not turn on
Oct 24, 2011 (3:08 pm)
help i have a 2001 mit.galant when i was driving it just stopped and i could not turn it back on when i turned the key it was trying to turn on but wouldnt the more i turned the key the dimmer the lights got then the blinkers wouldnt even turn on after a few minutes of it sitting the lights came back on but still will not turn on tried another battery terminal a friend is charging the battery now any ideas i need my car asap
Nov 01, 2011 (5:37 am)
When I start the car, it idles rough and shakes and tries to stall. If I press the accelerator pedal and hold for a few seconds then let off, it idles good for 10 seconds or so and then goes back into a rough idle. Any thoughts?
#24 of 26 Re: galant 2001 will not turn on [nelly1223]
Nov 01, 2011 (8:46 am)
Fuel pump or filter (or something else in the fuel delivery system) would be my guess. The lights dimming is just a result of draining the battery while trying to start it.
#25 of 26 Re: Engine Idle [desertvue]
Nov 01, 2011 (8:51 am)
Bad gas or an idle control sensor failing would be my first guesses.
Bad gas is easy to diagnose: Run a couple of tanks of Premium from a Top Tier brand (http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html) to see if the idle smoothes out.
Other thoughts: Dirty air/fuel filters or spark plugs past their prime.
Does it every actually stall?
You might also try taking to a shop that'll read the engine codes for cheap or free; it's possible the engine's computer is logging a fault condition.
#26 of 26 Re: Engine Idle [fushigi]
Nov 04, 2011 (5:16 pm)
Has not stalled. I turned the idle up a tad and that helps momentarily. I rev up the engine for a moment and it smoothes out the idle but, within 30 seconds, drops back down to a rough idle...