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Mitsubishi Galant



  • I recently had to replace the battery in my gallant and now the car starts
    but once it gets warmed up it stalls ,what could be causing this also
    check engine light is on.
  • fushigifushigi Chicago suburbsPosts: 1,381
    Well, when it warms up the idle is going to drop from the cold/start-up fast idle to the normal idle speed. Perhaps the idle sensor isn't operating correctly. Since you had to replace the battery the first thing I'd check would be all fuses. After that, take it to a place like AutoZone or another repair shop that will read your engine's computer codes for free/cheap. I would hope that the ECU would be throwing an error when the engine stalls and that code would point you towards a solution.
    2017 Infiniti QX60 (me), 2012 Hyundai Elantra (wife)
  • my 2001 mitsubishi gallant has a new battery since then once it warms up it stalls and the rpms drop.
  • :confuse: i recently replaced my battery in my 2000 galant also.and its doing the exact samething,when i turn the heat on it acts as if the car is about to cut off(rpms drop) and when i come to complete stop it acts as if its about to cut off(rpms drop).what could be causing this?help!!!!!
  • fushigifushigi Chicago suburbsPosts: 1,381
    See my post 2326 on the prior page for some suggestions.
    2017 Infiniti QX60 (me), 2012 Hyundai Elantra (wife)
  • well I ended up taking my cat to the garage come to find out the battery was not bad to begin with, turns out the fuel injector needed
    to be cleaned running great now 130.00 later. hope this helps you.
  • thanks for the insight! i just upgraded my gas from 87 to 93 octane,an checked my fuses and the problem seemed to disappear.i guess my galant was having a bad day,but i will keep the info you supplied in mind incase the problem comes back..thanks! :)
  • Just bought it with 12k miles. Any thoughts on the 2007?
  • goper6goper6 Posts: 1
    I just came from Bell Mitsubishi in Rahway NJ and after the horrible service I swear on my mother's grave that I will never buy another Mitsubishi again.
    I own a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant and the problem was windshield washer fluid was not coming out to clean my windscreen, my highbeam and my foglights were also not working.
    After 3 visits and over $1000 dollars the windshield washer is only coming out of the passenger side duct and they messed up my alarm, when I press lock on my alarm remote it works, but unlock does not work.
    On a previous occasion when I took the car for servicing, when I got it back they had left the transmission fluid dipstick on top of the car engine and the hood closed, I drove for two weeks not knowing what they had done
    If you have a choice avoid Bell Mitsubishi in Rahway NJ.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Hi - welcome to CarSpace. Hate to see you blame the manufacturer for a bad dealer experience since they are independent operations. Perhaps another Mitsubishi dealer in your area would provide better service?

    Let me suggest that you submit a Service Review of this dealership in our Dealer Ratings & Reviews section. That's the best way to alert other consumers in your area of what happened to you.
  • mirde98mirde98 Posts: 95
    Sorry to hear about you're problem. Its very true that service quality varies which shouldn't be. I had horrid experience at Fountain Mitsubishi in Orlando FL where i went with my friend to buy a new Eclipse and nobody never came out to greet us and help us. Needless to say he ended up buying a Hyundai Tiburon. I've always had outstanding service from Sport Mistubishi in Orlando FL :) And its a shame because basically bad customer service deters actual customers of choosing that brand again.
  • Hi,

    As I'm on my way to work today, my service engine soon light comes on. It's an '06 that I've only had for a year. What could it possibly need? Yes, I do keep the oil changed.
  • hoodlatchhoodlatch Mid-westPosts: 255
    I just got through repairing my wife's 02 Galant heater. Underneath the dash on the passenger side is an electric motor (part # MR958603), that controls the heater valve. When it goes out the valve can't open to allow the hot water (antifreeze) to the heater core, thus cold air.

    Apparently this is a common flaw for that model. The little motor runs $150. at the dealer and you can replace it in an afternoon.

    There are two electric motors adjacent to each other on the passenger side, so you want to make sure your dealing with the correct one. The one to the right controls the flapper, the one on the left controls the heater valve.

    You'll have to remove the lower dash on passenger side and glove box. Once you've done that the air bag and a piece of heater duct will need to go also.

    I disconnected the battery before unplugging the air bag. I'm paranoid when working around air bags for obvious reasons.

    With a little patients and perserverence the task is not that difficult . :shades:
  • Jonathan, you are the best! Does the right side (hidden by the passenger door) of the lower dash come off like the fuse box panel on the drivers side so that you can access the screws? I could really use a little defrost in my WA winter:) :cry:

    Thanks much!!
  • hoodlatchhoodlatch Mid-westPosts: 255
    Beau - assuming we're talking about an 02 Gallant, the answer is yep.

    How I approached the situation was: slide the passenger seat all the way back, lean the back of seat all the way back, slid my little stool up against car door jam where I could lean across passenger seat and went to town.

    You'll need: regular flat screwdriver, stubby Phillips screwdriver, 10mm socket on 1/4in drive ratchet with 8in extension, a little bitty screwdriver for unplugging those confounded wire plugs, and a drop-light.

    Don't forget to disconnect the ground lug to battery before you mess with air-bag.

    As an interim till I could get the new part, I took the old motor drive off and manually opened the little valve to get the heat back on.

    Good luck and happy motoring. :shades:
  • Jonathan!!! Thanks again. It is an 02 galant and I'm going to tackle it soon. Does the dash piece have to come off all around the radio? I'm not sure a chiltons is going to help and since you've already been through it... I've got some of the kick panels out of the way and the glove box is out, I guess I'm being overly cautious because I'm not sure when they are going to opt for screws and when they will use some kind of a fastener that is supposed to pop out with the right amount of pressure. If you could do everything from the passenger door, I might be making a mountain out of a mole hill here.. Any more wisdom that you could impart would be appreciated.
    Thanks again!
  • hoodlatchhoodlatch Mid-westPosts: 255
    Beau - the plastic trim piece around the radio/heater control panel pops off. You don't really need a manual for this one. It's fairly straight forward. If you need a little extra insurance use your phone camera and take a few pics as you disassemble to help with reassemble. - John :)
  • sisco40sisco40 Posts: 1
    i just bought mitsubishi galant 2002,and when i try to start engine i have green light with the key and i can't start engine.Engine is locked.Can anybody help me with that.How i can unlock engine
  • topertoper Posts: 1
    i have a 1990 galant, can someone post pic or give me site to veiw, because im about to start restoration of my car next month, i just want to have some good ideas before rebuilding, thanx
  • psychogunpsychogun Posts: 129

    Just remember to come back here. :-)
  • fushigifushigi Chicago suburbsPosts: 1,381
    If you mean there's a dash light that's green outlining a key, that's the security system. It should light for a few seconds when you arm the system with the button on the key fob. If that light isn't going out, the alarm probably hasn't been turned off.

    If you don't have the fob, try unlocking the car doors with the key before starting the engine. In my '99 that does turn off the alarm.
    2017 Infiniti QX60 (me), 2012 Hyundai Elantra (wife)
  • I'm a recent owner of a 2001 Galant and what I've noticed lately has me concerned and so I'm in search of answers. Just a little history about the car I bought the car about a year ago March 07' when it had 89,000 miles on it, it is now April 08' and it has 103,500 miles on it. The previous owner had not hinted of any possible transmission issues but as of late I've noticed in the past few months a particular slipping happening between the first and second gears when applying the gas pedal. When I take my foot off the pedal and let it idle down then immediately reapply when its transitioning into 2nd it slips with a minor jolt its less likely to happen when I apply the gas slowly. However today while driving on a local highway I set the accelerator at 70mph where it slipped again when it never had in the past at higher speeds. I don't believe the car has had its transmission fluid replaced so I'm assuming thats something I should pursue in hopes that it will solve the problem rather then outright replacing transmission. To anyone who could provide feedback I would gratefully appreciate it!
  • coolarrowcoolarrow Posts: 1
    I have a 2001 Galant 6 Cyl.. Whenever I make a left turn I get a loud noise on the passenger side by the glove comp.Water leaks under the dash on the passenger side. Only when AC is on.What gives? Thanks
  • sky23213sky23213 Posts: 300
    Sorry if this is too late, just did not see your question earlier.
    I have a 2001 Galant ES with 135K. At around 90K I had the routine ATF replaced at a local shop. Quite later, at around 99K at about 70 MpH the transmission slipped out of gear and the "Check Engine" light came on. Took it to a dealer, and according to them the reason was a substandard transmission fluid. Replaced the fluid and haven't had any issues ever since. What I've read is that Mitsu transmissions are quite picky regarding the fluid and only the particular brand specified must be used. The word was that most of the shops use a generic fluid and add stuff to bring it to specs, but not sure how true that is, though is sounds logical.
    So, I agree with you - go to a dealer and have them flush the tranny. It's quite possible that would do it, and probably the transmission was not harmed.
    Good luck!
  • dionniedionnie Posts: 5
    I bought my 07 Galant Ralliart brand new in Jan. 07. I absolutely love it.
    However, I just recently noticed sidewall separation on the front left tire. (Goodyear Eagle RS-A P235/45R18). Any problems with yours?
  • zelskidzelskid Posts: 9
    Our tires were all changed by CarMax. My daughter destroyed one by limping home on a flat. $175!!!!!!
    What color is yours?
    Been happy with the car/
  • dionniedionnie Posts: 5
    Mine is Sunset Pearlescent (orange).
    As for the tires, I found that Goodyear has offered silent recalls on these tires on the Nissan Maxima's. I spoke with a manager at our local Goodyear dealer, who stated that all four tires may be replaced, but I need to contact Goodyear's customer relations department.
  • zelskidzelskid Posts: 9
    our color is the same. Her friends are always impressed with the looks. If the gas keeps going up, we may buy it from her, since we drive less.
  • I was wondering if anyone knew how to install an IPOD connection to the sterio in a 2007 gallant ralliart? Or where this can be done? I heard if you the car comes with the navigation then it cannot be done. Any suggestions? Thanks,
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