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Mitsubishi Lancer 1988

The 1988 Mitsubishi Lancer range of configurations is currently priced from $1,250. Our most recent review of the 1988 Mitsubishi Lancer resulted in a score of 4 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

The 1988 Mitsubishi Lancer carries a braked towing capacity of up to 750 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Mitsubishi Lancer 1988 Price and Specs

The Mitsubishi Lancer 1988 is currently available from $1,250 for the Lancer GLX up to $3,080 for the Lancer SE.

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Mitsubishi Lancer Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
GLX Sedan 1.5L ULP 3 SP AUTO $1,250 $2,200
GLX Sedan 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN $1,250 $2,200
SE Sedan 1.5L ULP 3 SP AUTO $1,800 $3,080
SE Sedan 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN $1,250 $2,200
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Mitsubishi Lancer 1988 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mitsubishi Lancer here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why is my 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer jumping out of gear?

    It could be that the gearbox linkages are poorly adjusted, meaning that the gearbox is not fully selecting fifth gear, allowing it to jump into neutral. But it could also be that the selectors themselves are worn or that there’s internal wear inside the transmission that is allowing the gearbox to leap from fifth to neutral all on its own. Either way, it’s a problem that could lead to a range of potentially dangerous situations, so it needs further investigation.

    It’s probably worth mentioning that a batch of five-speed manual Lancers made between May and June 2014 were recalled to fix a problem with the gear selectors which could see them suffer gear-selection problems with reverse and fifth gear. Your car, as a 2011 model, shouldn’t be affected by that, but it does seem a bit of a coincidence.

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  • How do you access the plenum chamber drain in a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer?

    The first sign of a blocked drainage system in a car is usually wet carpets. This, however, is not necessarily the result of a blocked plenum drain, as there are other causes including a blocked air-conditioning drain, a poor door or window seal and even a hole in the firewall between the engine bay and the passenger compartment.

    In the case of a simple hole in the firewall, the solution is usually a rubber grommet which will cost a few cents and will sort things. For other leaks, however, you need to take the time to learn where the drain tubes live and ensure that they’re clear and free of mud or dust that could be blocking them, causing them to overflow into the cabin.

    The other possibility is that the leak into the car is being caused by a faulty heater core which is allowing the engine’s coolant to escape. That’s a bigger fix as it usually involves removing the dashboard to access the heater core which then needs to be replaced. But if you’re lucky and it’s a simple blocked drain pipe, the drain holes for both the plenum and the air-conditioning drain should be visible on the firewall, below the windscreen. Undoing them and clearing them would be the first step to curing the problem.

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  • Does my 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer sedan run a timing belt or a timing chain?

    Your Lancer uses a timing belt which is made from a rubber compound and drives the camshaft. This makes for a cheaper engine to build and potentially quieter running, but it also means that the belt has to be changed periodically to prevent it snapping in service.

    Mitsubishi recommends a belt-change interval of 100,000km. The advice of most mechanics it to replace the water pump at the same time since this part of the engine will be apart to change the belt anyway. It’s a lot cheaper to do both things at once, rather than open the engine a second time to change a water pump at a later date.

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  • What can I do about the metallic red paint on my 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer peeling?

    I’ve certainly heard of metallic paint on Mitsubishi Lancers peeling from the clear coat before, but it’s hardly a Mitsubishi-specific problem. Many car-makers had trouble (and some of them still struggle) to get clear-over-base paint finishes to work with Australian levels of UV radiation. Strangely enough, Australian car-makers have been some of the worst offenders over the years. The problem is that once the top, clear coat has begun to discolour and peel, the lower, colour cat is usually compromised beyond salvation as well. Repainting either the entire car or the horizontal surfaces (which cop the most UV grief) is the only real long-term solution.

    I’d be very surprised if any car-maker came to the rescue with a paint-finish warranty claim after a decade, but it certainly can’t hurt to ask Mitsubishi Australia’s customer service department at head office. In any case, getting any sort of help with this will depend on how the vehicle has been maintained, where it’s been parked and whether any aftermarket paint treatments were ever applied. Largely, however, this type of paint degradation is regarded as normal wear and tear.

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Mitsubishi Lancer 1988 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1988 Mitsubishi Lancer is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mitsubishi Lancer currently offers fuel consumption from 6 to 7.6L/100km. The Mitsubishi Lancer is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Mitsubishi Lancer Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
GLX Sedan 1.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 6.5L/100km
GLX Sedan 1.5L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 7.6L/100km
SE Sedan 1.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 6L/100km
SE Sedan 1.5L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 7L/100km
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Mitsubishi Lancer 1988 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1988 Mitsubishi Lancer will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Mitsubishi Lancer spans from 13x5 inches.

Mitsubishi Lancer Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
GLX Sedan 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
SE Sedan 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
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Mitsubishi Lancer 1988 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1988 Mitsubishi Lancer are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1670mm x 1405mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mitsubishi Lancer 1988 Dimensions  include 1405mm height, 1670mm width, 4235mm length.
Mitsubishi Lancer Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
GLX Sedan 1405x1670x4235 mm 155 mm
SE Sedan 1405x1670x4235 mm
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Mitsubishi Lancer 1988 Towing capacity

The Mitsubishi Lancer has maximum towing capacity of 750kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Mitsubishi Lancer Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
GLX Sedan 1.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 750kg
GLX Sedan 1.5L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 750kg
SE Sedan 1.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 750kg
SE Sedan 1.5L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 750kg
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