Mitsubishi Lancer Engine Problems

Mitsubishi Lancer 2008: Crankshaft and transmission playing up

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Jul 2010

You’ve got the failure codes, so follow through on them and you should be able to establish the cause. Sounds like it could be a crankshaft sensor.

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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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Mitsubishi Lancer 2000: When to change the timing belt?

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Aug 2006

THE belt deteriorates with age as well as kilometres. I would recommend you have it changed. The potential consequences of not doing it far outweigh the saving from not doing it.

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Mitsubishi Lancer 1997: When should the timing belt be replaced?

Answered by CarsGuide 26 May 2005

CHANGE the belt. The reason Mitsubishi and other carmakers specify kilometres or months is because some drivers don't do many kilometres. Belts deteriorate over time, so I would recommend you change the belt and avoid the possibility of a breakage.

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