Mitsubishi Lancer 2005 Problems

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Mitsubishi Lancer 2005: How much will a cam belt replacement cost?

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Oct 2019

Typically it’s around $500.

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Mitsubishi Lancer adds to Takata airbag recall

Mitsubishi Lancer adds to Takata airbag recall

1 Oct 2015 · by Fabian Cotter

Lancer and Evolution models are now being recalled as a precautionary measure by Mitsubishi because of Takata airbag shrapnel risk.

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Mitsubishi Lancer 2005: Squeaky fan belt

Answered by CarsGuide 6 May 2010

In the old days mechanics would probably apply a little grease like Vaseline to the belt and send you on your way, and you could try the same, but I reckon yours might need to be re-tensioned or it might even need a new belt. If you install a new belt, re-tension it after about 1000 km because it will stretch a little in the first few kays.

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Mitsubishi Lancer 2005: Noisy start-up

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Sep 2009

THERE shouldn't be any rattling noises when you start a car, whether it's a Lancer or any other brand. The noise could come from a valve lifter that is taking an unusual amount of time to pump up.  Sludge in the engine could be affecting the supply of oil to the lifters. Or the problem could be caused by incorrect oil used at service or, in the worst case, a lack of proper servicing.

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