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Mitsubishi Galant



  • sky23213sky23213 Posts: 296
    Just make sure u keep the code at a safe place AND not forget where that place is ;) . You'll need it every time after you had to disconnect the battery.
  • Just like to ask you guys if i need to replace my timing belt & water pump upon reaching 70K to my 2002 Galant ES? Am looking my manual & it does not say when to replace it. Need some advice or suggestions to anyone. My 02 Galant is still in very top shape. Thanks.
  • 3319233192 Posts: 2
    hey, i have a 1997 mitsubishi galant and i love my car. its got a very sporty feel and USED to be reliable. but first the water pump went, then the downpipe went, then the drive shaft pulley, then the timming belt, not to mention i have to replace the horn every time i get it inspected because it wears down after 2 months. but my problem now is that i can't get it into gear. so its essentialy useless. it feels like its out of clutch fluid only its got plenty. i don't think its the clutch because if i get it into gear it drives fine. so i think it might be the master cylinder. but i don't want to take it apart or order the part without a second opinion.
  • 3319233192 Posts: 2
    i have a 97 4 cyl. and i get 23 mpg. NOT FAIR! lol
    i got a 10 inch subwoofer for it. just enough to make it sound better but not have the neighborhood hate me... mtx 10 inch fiberglass/plexiglass box. 600 watt amp. it was very easy to install. hell i got the wirering kit at wal-mart! lol
  • sky23213sky23213 Posts: 296
    As far as I know, there's no significant difference between '01 and '02ES, and the recommended timing belt repl. for the '01 is 60K. It also says " at 100K if not replaced at 60K" .I know, it's kinda hard to plop $500+ especially when the car runs great, but it's good for it. The water pump I decided to do at 120K, but the common advice is to do it when replacing the timing belt - there's no extra labor (at least shouldn't be, since the tech is already there), so u'd pay only for the part. In my case the dealer got greedy (probably trying to make up for the discount they had on the timing belt replacement) and asked for additional $285 :surprise:
    One other thing I found out regarding the timing belt replacement: After about 10K a screeching sound appeared at starting the car, especially in cold weather. According to the dealer there a need to "tighten/adjust the new belt, because it stretches" :confuse: Well, apparently they were right, because $40.00 later it was gone and so far no worries. I think those older Galants turned out to be great cars for the money ;)
  • madanmadan Posts: 1
    I am new to this forum and am currently scouting for a used Galant prefeable not very old and less than 40k miles. My plan is to use the car for 3-4 years and sell it.
    Currently the best deal i am getting on a 2002 LS Galant with 25k miles on it is 11,000$.
    TMV as well as KBB show a higher values (around $12,000).
    Could i get a better deal?..Any experience?
    I am in New Jersey if this helps.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Try asking Terry (rroyce10) in our Real-World Trade-In Values discussion. Be sure to include all the necessary information that is listed above the post box. Good luck - let us know how it goes.
  • fushigifushigi Posts: 1,232
    My 99 LS rolled 105K the other day. One of the upper control arms was loose so had that repalced. Had it's second brake job. And the usual 105K oil change/misc. stuff. The dealer cleaned my K&N air filter for me, which was a nice bonus.

    Unfortunately, despite being replaced at 60K, the belts (not timing) had definite wear and needed replacing. Not a problem to do, but at 120K when I replace the timing belt again, I'll have to decide if I want to replace the belts again since there'd be no labor charge. I'd hate to waste belts that should have a good 30-45K miles left, but the labor to replace them is more than the belts themselves.

    I have yet to replace the water pump. Maybe at 120K.

    Maybe I should do the maintenance myself. .. Nah; I'm a computer jockey, not a grease monkey. :blush:

    With the 3L V6 I still manage 24-26MPG in mixed, but mostly city (Chicago burbs) driving. 26.5 with yesterday's fillup (@ $2.99 a gallon!). I consider this quite good since the car was rated 19/27 when I bought it. Also, my wife's Elantra only gets around 24 city, but I think that's partly her lead foot.

    While I'd prefer the cheap gas, I find my mileage is a little better with Shell premium. Dunno if its truly worth it, but I made the decision when I bought the car back in '99 that I could stand the extra $2 per tank for premium. Add another buck for Shell vs. el cheapo. Not a big deal.

    BTW, I did flirt with regular & midgrade gas some and had no real problems with using cheap gas, but the regular had a slight - but noticeable - drop in performance and mileage was a little lower.
  • I just bought my 17 year old daughter a 02 Galant at an auction. Got it at a great price. I just need advice on a rough idle, when in drive and the a/c is on or off. if it is in park or neutral it idles perfectly smooth. I have had a tune up, fuel injection cleaned, oil changed everything I could think of maintenance wise. and it still idles rough. any ideas??
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    Could be the MAF (mass airflow sensor) needs cleaned. Could be the timing belt (if it was changed) was not installed correctly. I would check the fuel pressure (could be the fuel pump.) I would get Techron (the Chevron stuff) fuel system cleaner and run it through a full tank of gas. Remember, it's a used car and was traded in for a reason....... :confuse:
  • My 04 LS has just passed the 1000 mile mark and I am still smiling when I get in the car. The power of the V6 is something I am still getting used to, I just touch the pedal and the car goes from 70 to 80 in a heartbeat. I just got back from a trip with the family and I was bummed about the gas millage ( 21 mpg ) until my wife pointed out that the speedometer never went below 75 and the car was loaded with luggage. My son even was surprised with how much room he had in the back ( he's 6ft ).
    So far so good.
  • We have a 1989 Galant. We can not get fire to the coil. Parts store said something about a relay but we have no clue as to where this would be. Can anyone help?
  • jaclazjaclaz Posts: 37
    Hi Artie,

    Welcome back!
    Thanks for sharing your first impressions.
    I just got back from a day flaunt (220 miles) through the mountains of far northern California and I got 25 mpg at 70+ in my '04 LS.... We had a great drive in the cosmic cruiser, a name contrived in my early halucynegenic years. The car just impresses like you felt when you commit to a pass by the time you think it it's done... That engine is a major contributor to my overall satisfaction driving a sedan with an automatic from a guy who has only owned manuals for 35 years.....

    How does your wife like the car? Mine just loves how comfortable and easy it is to arrive after a day hoping around to many destinations. The european feel of the suspension in the LS really enhances the handling without contributing to any harshness that writers talk about of the GTS...

    This car is a sleeper. I just read that the Galant was one of the BEST cars for reliability.. My only problem was that I can't find that article to post it for you. And I have already had a few new car issues so I know this article is boasting BUT..

    Gotta love it!

    Happy Motoring!
  • My mistake, the car is an 05, not and 04 , oops.

    My wife loves driving the car. She was driving when we were on the interstate and she was having a great time. The family really likes the car,plenty of room in the front and back seats.
    I live on long island in New York and you really don't see many 04,05 Galants on the road here.
    I knew I liked the car when I wished I had a longer commute to work.
  • Hello, I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES with an Inline 4 Engine. I was just wondering if anybody here know a good place where I can get a cheap cold air intake. Thanks for the help.
  • My 2001 Galant ES creaks whenever I turn, or go over the slightest uneven pavement. Although, my creaks come from the back of the car. I think they're either coming from the trunk or someone in the seats in the back. This just started recently, and my car has about 64,000 miles on it.

    Thanks, Alvin. :sick:
  • Hi

    What gas do you guys use in your V6 Galants? I get a knocking noise at times and the dealer said that this is because of not using mid-grade or higher fuel. It's called spark knock. My LS only has 9000 miles on it.

    Anyone else get it?

  • Hi Ash,

    I have an '04 LS (V6). Mid-grade or regular alone showed a small loss of power (and miles per gallon) and dullness to the kickdowns when passing... No knocking.... I've had no perceptable loss in performance filling the tank with premium then when it reaches half I fill it with regular, so every "other" fill (always fill at half tank) is premium. I find the overall octane increases over what you'd get just filling with mid-grade. Try it and compare it to just running with premium....

    For every 1000 miles you drive the cost of Premium only fuel is about $9 more than using only regular. In the end you're only saving $4.50 per 1,000 miles my way. So most folks will just ignore this idea and just get Premium but for me that $100 a year in savings is spent elsewhere benefiting my stomach and not the oil companies bottom line.....

    Happy Motoring!

    Premium here on the West coast now at $3.29 a gallon!!!!!
  • can anyone tell me how to replace the dash lights on a 99 galant es? the left side of the dash and left side of tach have gone dark, also i getting a misfire in the #4 cylinder plug, coil, wires check out along with cylinder. any ideas
  • pump the clutch pedal several times and hold it down. if you can shift then it's likely the master. pump it up and hold it. wait about a minute. if it fades and does not go into geer than the master cyl is letting fluid by the cup.
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