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Mitsubishi 3000GT help

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  • I need a drivers side headlight assembly (I'm pretty sure). It was cracked and 'fixed' when I bought it. Moisture gets in the headlight and it's rusty looking inside. All I can find is one's that are around $500 for one. I don't care what color it is, and I don't care if it's used. Does anyone know of any?

    Also, I want a stock bumper. The one that came with mine is aftermarket and I hate it.

    Please help! Thank you!
  • roll_18roll_18 Posts: 5
    well i just bought a bodykit for my 95 3000gt and i have the stock bumber and side skirts lying around but they are red with white strips in the middle goin from the top to the bottom. im thinkin of sellin them on ebay or somthin
  • How much do you want for them?? And what state are you located in?
  • jinstasijinstasi Posts: 10
    i have a 97 e-mail me if you think this stuff is good for you
    i live in ma so there may be some shipping involved i would hurry if i was you thought i have alot of people making offers on these parts joninstasi@aim.com
  • jinstasijinstasi Posts: 10
    do you have single overhead cam(base) or dual(SL)or twin turbo(VR-4)at any rate bodies are all the same and some suspension and mechanical components can be inter changed the plastics are year specific but say you have a 93 you can put a 96-99 nose on it but you have to do everything headlights ect... :shades:
  • roll_18roll_18 Posts: 5
    make an offer and ill think about it and are u paying the shipping fee. I live in tx
  • roll_18roll_18 Posts: 5
    go ahead and email me about the parts if u prefer that better. jr_9_27_85@yahoo.com
  • jlmyers07jlmyers07 Posts: 2
    I can't help you with this problem but i hope you can help me!!! this happened to me tonight. poped out of gear and i put it back in gear and it wouldn't go anywhere. there is no noise, sounds like everything is running fine... but no, the car won't move. Were you able to solve the problem?? if so what was wronge and what had to be done?? Thank you so much!!
  • jlmyers07jlmyers07 Posts: 2
    I have a 91 3000gt sl, last night i took it out for a drive when it popped out of 1st gear. i put it back in gear and tried to accelerate, the car wouldn't move. There is no unusual noise coming from the car when it's idling or when i put it into all gears, just won't move when i try to accelerate. I check the ground to see if the tranny blew, there was nothing, the tranny is 4 years old and has about 20,000 miles on it, so i am hoping it's not blown. has anyone had this problem or heard of it? if so what is it most likely to be and is it an expensive fix???
    thanks a lot!! my email is jlmyers07@hotmail.com if you can help me!!
  • roll_18roll_18 Posts: 5
    im not sure, first of all i dont know what it looks like, im still figuring out my car so what would a single overhead cam look like and where will i find it
  • Problem started when it would run and shut down after it warmed up.I replaced the fuel pump(housing was rusting).Had it tested and replaced the ECU. Still won't turn over..plugs, wires, all tested positive for juice flow. still NO spark for a turn over. What are nxt.steps?...anyone?...anyone?
  • pj3000gtopj3000gto Posts: 3
    Hello,

    I have the following parts for sale. Shipping is not included

    Radiator with both fans for manual trans 3000gt or stealth. $100.00

    Stock infinity Headunit from 94 3000gt SL
    Stock 6 disc CD changer w/ carpet
    Stock CD changer cable that goes from the changer to the headunit, but still in the car.
    Factory infinity amp that goes under the passenger seat
    Everything works great, mint condition. Even have original manual for the CD changer. It plays burned CD's as well. $100

    Both front bumper struts. Make me an offer.

    1 Front side signal light. Do not remember what side, but I can check. Make an offer.

    Thank you
    Patrick.

    http://LowCarbforMen.com Making Healther Life.
  • pj3000gtopj3000gto Posts: 3
    Hello,

    I have the following parts for sale. Shipping is not included

    Radiator with both fans for manual trans 3000gt or stealth. $100.00

    Stock infinity Headunit from 94 3000gt SL
    Stock 6 disc CD changer w/ carpet
    Stock CD changer cable that goes from the changer to the headunit, but still in the car.
    Factory infinity amp that goes under the passenger seat
    Everything works great, mint condition. Even have original manual for the CD changer. It plays burned CD's as well. $100

    Both front bumper struts. Make me an offer.

    1 Front side signal light. Do not remember what side, but I can check. Make an offer.

    Thank you
    Patrick.

    http://LowCarbforMen.com Making Healther Life.

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  • pj3000gtopj3000gto Posts: 3
    Hello,

    I have the following parts for sale. Shipping is not included

    Radiator with both fans for manual trans 3000gt or stealth. $100.00

    Stock infinity Headunit from 94 3000gt SL
    Stock 6 disc CD changer w/ carpet
    Stock CD changer cable that goes from the changer to the headunit, but still in the car.
    Factory infinity amp that goes under the passenger seat
    Everything works great, mint condition. Even have original manual for the CD changer. It plays burned CD's as well. $100

    Both front bumper struts. Make me an offer.

    1 Front side signal light. Do not remember what side, but I can check. Make an offer.

    Thank you
    Patrick.

    http://LowCarbforMen.com Making Healther Life.

    low carb, low carb diet, lowcarb, low carbohydrate, low carbohydrate diet, low carb diets, lowcarbing, net carbs, suger free, low carbohydrate diet, low fat, low sugar, atkins, atkins diet, dr atkins, dr atkins diet, south beach, south beach diet, zone diet, nutrition, nutrition system, nutritionsystem, health, obesity, weight loss, diet, dieting, lo carb, locarb, lo-carb, diet plan, rapid weight loss, weight loss program, protein diet, low-carb, diet program, ketones, ketone, ketostix, starch, sugar, splenda, lowcarb beer, stevia, equal, artificial sweetner, scales, pounds, inches, fat grams, grams, gram, CAD, carb counter, fad diets, doctors, low fat diet, foods, body fat, fitness, mens fitness, men health
  • mw3000mw3000 Posts: 24
    did you check just the ignition switch, that was my problem once :sick:
  • hey man i dont know where to go to ask any questions and i noticed you had a vr-4 so i figured id ask you..... is a 91' vr-4 with 186000 miles worth 10,000. i want you to know that im also in hawaii where great cars like that go for sale once in a blue moon.
  • craz_e_kid,

    well first, your message says "hey man", I'm a female. If you don't mind an opinion and some 411 from one, I have some. And yes i know your inquiring about a VR-4.

    On the West Coast:
    Late 90's 3000gt SL Coupe's with no body damage, close to perfect interior, no rust or cracked glass, in good/exellent running condition, manual trans, and 120,000 miles on the engine, will blue book at about $10,000.

    A early 90's 3000gt 2dr SL Coupe's with some body and interior work needed, some mechanical or cosmetic defects that need servicing but reasonable running condition, tires probably need to be replaced, possibly the occasional rust damage in minimal places, manual trans with 170,000 miles on the engine, blue books at $3,250.

    Late 90's 3000gt VR-4's with these same spec's, blue book ruffley $1400 more than the SL Coupe. Early 90's VR-4's blue book only ruffley $200 more than the SL Coupe.

    O.k., the engine. At 186,000 miles your looking at atleast new rings and piston. But truthfully, I'd rebuild the whole engine. If you plan to keep this car for awhile don't wait till bit's and pieces start failing hear and there and try to have them replaced or fixed as you go. Because one day your belt could slip off and you could instantly loose your engine. When the 3000gt runs with no belt for even a minuet, bad things happen. To put it simple.

    Then, after all that money that went into fixing it over time, could of payed for a used motor with 50,000 mls and then some or 65-75% of your rebuild. Now you'd be doing it anyway. Now, not to discourage you, but in my opinion, when you start pushing 100,000 mls in a 3000gt, they sometimes like to give no, and I mean no warning signs before a major part goes bad in/on the engine. Almost like a "silent death" to some part of the motor.

    After all that info I gave you, hopefully it helps you make a desicion on that one specific car. And in the future if this wasn't the one.

    Good Luck "kid"
    ;) Dani
  • We have a well maintained 91 vr4 with 75000 miles, and have routinely had the dealer perform all required work. Because of having young kids we stopped using the car for 2 years, and when getting back to it it began to run very roughly, stalling, backfiring, pausing under normal acceleration, but seems fine under heavy acceleration. Dealer diagnosed that it needed new /rebuilt injectors for $3,500.00 We ordered the parts ourselves for under $500.00 and installed. No real improvement in performance. We were wondering if the car has a Air Mass Flow meter on it that could be malfunctioning, or other meters that might be giving false information to computer and causing the rough drive?
  • thanks a lot. im a pretty clueless fellow. and i think im going to say that its probably not worth it but i could also be a little off on the miles. what if the miles were only at 89000. and im sorry about the male reference. im just used to saying hey man to everyone. i hope that dosnt sound sexist. but if i does id like to say im not. and also that reminds me of a funny music video from "flight of the conchord" called -shes so hot... BOOM-. look into it its pretty funny. haha sorry.
  • Have you checked the fuel flow meter? That might not be the correct name,it's been a while since i changed mine. It sits on the top of the motor and has a black wire attached to it. It is a square black plastic part. The dealer wants about $350.00 for it but you can find it on the net for about $130.00. Any good shop can diagnose the problem in a couple minutes if that's the problem. Good luck.
  • Hello my 91 3000 gt sl auto transmisson will only drive up to 32miles per hour. I can drive like that all day long but the first time I go over the speed (32mph) the transmisson stops working and I have to shut down the car and start all over again. Does anyone have any ideas. Help Please!!!!!!
  • I bought A 96 3000GT 2 weeks ago and now it won't turn on at all. The dash lights will come on sometimes when you turn the ignition on, but then where the stereo should be the wires make a buzzing noise and the lights turn off. Anyone have any idea?
  • my car won't go then it will, its weird i can one day drive all day then the next day i can't does anyone have any ideas? please help am new at this :confuse:
  • Hey Im wondering if you still have that infinity amp and wondering how much you are selling it for
  • what i got: 92 3000gt vr-4 twin turbo, 192,000 miles. perfect frame, interior needs work of course, and engine hates me.

    problem, car runs one day, then wont turn over the next. i have taken this to many mechanics. those guys cant figure it out. i have had tune up after tune up. and no progress. i am seeking advice from someone that actually owns one of these rare cars. at this point i could have bought a new engine outright. but since i am in the military and bought it before 2 iraq deployments, i just havent had the time. now that i do, i am out of money and i seem to have a serious lemon on my hands. if anyone knows this car inside and out, please help me. it seems like an electric problem. but i dont know cars inside and out. the computer checks out and everything with the engine is good.i am tired of giving money to idiots that only work on chevy and ford cars. i will be starting college next year. automotive is def on my schedule. i just want to drive my dream car and be able to fix it myself. thank you.

    Chris.
  • mgtslmgtsl Posts: 5
    Does anyone know where to get a front bumper cover for my 91 mit. 3000gt sl??????
  • First off, I want to tell all of you who don't seem to know much about your 3000 GT's, turbo or non-turbo, that you have a pretty complicated and high tech car, and the very first thing you need to do is buy yourself a DATALOGGER.....IT IS A MUST HAVE ITEM and you can even get free datalogger software (MMCd for example) and run it on your laptop or palm pilot.

    A datalogger will diagnose your entire system in a couple of minutes and supply you with fault code numbers for each thing that is wrong with your car. You can then look up the codes online at many various 3000GT forum sites (3Si.org for one) or 3S car clubs ("Team3S" Car Club once you know a LOT about 3000GT's). Without a datalogger you are in big trouble because the dealership or even a small car shop is just dieing to get all your cash and believe me they will if you let them.

    If you are going to own one of these fine cars, you have to really love it and treat it with care or it will bite you in the A$$. You've heard of "Pay now or Pay later", well it is definitely true here.

    One thing that I have noticed so far is that aparantly a lot of you have bought cars for a really cheap price ($2500 to $3500)that need work right off the bat, and I am here to tell you that it gets expensive real quick if you don't take care of the problems as quickly as possible......even then it will get VERY expensive. That's why you got the car for just a few thousand dollars. Think of that money as a down payment for the great car you will have when you are done..... sorry!

    I own a 1991 3000GT SL in MINT condition inside and out, but I bought it in really good shape already. I knew how much repairs on these cars are after doing a little research. But in order to get one in mint condition inside and out, I had to do my homework and pay the price. After immediately doing the 60,000 mile timing belt/water pump maintenance at $750.00(an ABSOLUTE MUST).....and a fresh tune up which is over $350-$400 (you'll find out why!), and a new custom aircarft grade "Emron" paint job ($3500), I had about $10,000.00 invested in this car. That's what it takes if you want it mint. If you go and buy one of these cars for $2,000, or even $3500, you are fooling yourself if you think you have a car that has all the current maintenance......it just ain't possible. Those of us who did the propper maintenance, and have already been where you are now, know what lies ahead for you, and you can expect something major to break down SOON unles you do the maintenance first.

    I'm not trying to scare you off, your car is worth doing the work, but you must fix it propperly. I am just trying to explain that a car that cost $35,000 new(DOHC SL Loaded) to $45,000 (DOHC VR4 loaded)is not going to fall in your lap for $2500+ unless it needs ALL of the sceduled maintenance, and probably a new paint job, tires, brakes,struts, a clutch for sure, and a BUNCH of hidden incidentals that these cars entale.

    Make sure your ECU is good and that it has been UPGRADED with new capacitors (3 of them)or it will go bad from acid burn FOR SURE. The dealership wants $1200 to actually replace it, and I think it should have been a factory recall in the first place, but oh well. You can replace the capacitors yourself if you are handy with a soldering gun, but I suggest you let someone else do it.

    Now you may get really lucky and the tires, brakes and struts are good on your car(about a $1400+ savings)or good enough to drive for now, but the clutch is a whole different story. You haven't driven a 3000GT until you've driven one with a nice tight clutch and I don't mean a stock one either. It will blow you back in your seat and you will be hooked forever, lol. But seriously, plan on needing a new clutch. The nice aftermarket clutches actually cost almost the same as a stock one if you get it on Ebay (get at least a Stage 2 or Stage 3).

    But here's the good news: When these cars are in perect running order they stay that way for a VERY long time. As long as you do the 60,000 mile timing belt/water pump maintenance and do it "ON TIME EVERY TIME", this car will be an incredible driving experience for you and won't cost you anything except the usual brake pads or turn the rotors. Even a tune up lasts 100,000 miles! And NOW you can start thinking about modifying your car and getting some real horse power!! The SL has 222 HP and can easily get up to 300+ HP with just a few mods. Same thing for the VR4. You can add 100+ HP to ANY model with a piggyback ECU and tuner software, bigger injectors, a downpipe, a bigger exhaust, and a CAI. I left out a couple of things, but you get the idea.

    I guess what I am trying to say is........you definitely get what you pay for when it comes to a 3000GT wether it is a VR4 or a GT SL or a SOHC Base model (yuk). Get that datalogger.....translate those codes.......do that maintenance.....and have a great time doing it!!!!

    Ricco
  • For one thing, blue book doesn't mean much as far as the older 3000GT's. Most of them have been modified in one way or another and are almost always worth more then blue book. You can pay as much as $10,000 to $12,500 for a 1991 3000GT SL if it is in mint condition with all the mods and is at 300+ HP.

    But it will be in show room shape inside and out with all the bells and whistles and run 12's in the 1/4 mile. I have seen VR4's run 10's in the 1/4 mile, and the record right now is an amazing 9.2 in the 1/4 mile....now that car is FAST......and worth a lot more than blue book, LOL. I bet that car will sell for well over $20,000.
  • Yeah, it sounds like you are shorting everything out. Fix the wires and do a Datalog session.
  • Chris, I find it very hard to believe that you have "had tune up after tune up" on your car. A tune up is $350 to $400 each and you wouldn't keep shoveling out that kind of loot for nothing, unless you let these guys just rip you off.

    To tune up one of these cars you have to take half the engine apart (almost). The entire CAI and intake system has to be taken OFF the car to get to the back 3 cylinders....it is quite time consuming at $75 per hour. And I cannot believe that your mechanic hasn't datalogged your entire system and fixed each fault code as it came up.

    Wouldn't you be pizzed off if it is something simple like the "clutch depress sensor switch" has a short? That will not let your car start unless the clutch is pressed all the way to the floor. That switch can get a short in the wire between the switch itself and the white plastic connector a few inches away (connector has a green and a black wire coming out of it) that goes to the ECU. It is a $10 part, and will show up on a Datalogger if it is shorting out. GET THAT DATALOGGER!!!
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