2010 Mitsubishi Triton 4×4 2.5ltr turbo diesel MN5S47

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Feb 172017
  • I have a lot of oil coming from the bottom of the oil pan coming out were the crankshaft pulley is.
    How serious is this?
    Should i still drive my car?
    Cost involved?
    Etc etc


Oil Leak

The vehicle is safe to drive as long as you keep the oil level in the safe zone. If the oil leaks out faster than you are able to keep the level full, do not drive it. I would recommend checking the oil level often to give you an idea as to how much oil is leaking out. This will let you know how often you need to add oil. If it only requires that you ad a quart of oil every month I would not look at it as too serious.

Find the Leak

When looking for the source of the leak remember oil does not travel up hill. Once you are certain of the cause of the leak, repair  as needed. You may find that the cost of a quart of oil every so often is much cheaper than the cost of the repair. Once you know what repair is needed then you can get an estimate of the cost for it.

Jan 202017

2000 Mitsubishi Mirage ClusterCan the parts from a 2000 eclipse be used on my 2000 mirage same motor?
like the instrument cluster


No. The eclipse is different. As they might appear similar in size from the front and may actually fit it the same spot, the connections on the back are quite different.

2000 Mitsubishi Mirage Instrument Cluster

Mitsubishi Mirage instrument cluster back

2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse Instrument Cluster

Mitaubishi Eclipse instrumnet cluster back

Mirage Instrument Cluster Removal

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the center trim panel.
  2. Remove the knee protector. If pin type clips are used, they may be removed using the following procedure:
    • A.Press down on the center pin with a suitable blunt pointed tool. Press down a little more than 1 ⁄ 16 in. (2mm). This releases the clip. Pull the clip outward to remove it.
    • B.Do not push the pin inward more than necessary because it may damage the grommet or the pin may fall in, if pushed in too far. Once the clips are removed, use a plastic trim stick if necessary to pry the knee protector loose.
  3. Remove the instrument cluster bezel.
  4. Remove the instrument cluster. Disassemble and remove gauges or the speedometer as required.
    NOTE: If the speedometer cable adapter requires service, disconnect the cable at the transaxle end. Pull the cable slightly toward the vehicle interior, release the lock by turning the adapter to the right or left and remove the adapter.
  5. The installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Use care not to damage the printed circuit board or any gauge components.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable and check all cluster-related items for proper operation.
Jan 182017

2008 Mitsubishi LancerLast week, I drove my car to work (-27 degrees here) and when I went to go home at 4, it would not start. Lots of power (new battery), no clicking, no turn over. We had to push start it, drove in the garage, turned it off and it still would not start. Sat over night and it started in the morning. Now, it has done it again…??? Clutch …??


Most likely the starter relay or starter. It is possible that the clutch interlock switch is faulty but not as likely.  When it will not start you can check for battery positive at the “S” terminal on the starter. If battery positive is seen, replace the starter. If it is not seen, trace back till the problem is located. I have provided a wiring diagram of the starting system to give you a better idea of how it works.

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Starting System Wiring Diagram

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Starting System Wiring Diagram

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Dec 082016

2010 Mitsubishi LancerI have a Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2010 5 speed. I have a set of drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic brakes both front and back what other makes and models match these I’m trying to write a classifieds ad


Slotted Rotors 2008-2011 Mitsubishi Lancer

This Brake Rotor Set Fits the Following:

Vehicle Sub Model Engine
•  (08) 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2.0L 4 Cyl Naturally Aspirated
•  (09) 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2.4L 4 Cyl
•  (10) 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Sportback 2.4L 4 Cyl
•  (10) 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2.4L 4 Cyl
•  (11) 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Sportback 2.4L 4 Cyl
•  (11) 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2.4L 4 Cyl
Oct 032016

2009 Mitsubishi TritonThere is a brown sludge in the coolant. I had a chemical and pressure test done both was ok. Can it be the EGR cooler? OR the oil cooler? A manual does not have a cooler for the gearbox but does it have an engine oil cooler?


Generally a brown sludge in the coolant is from a leak sealant additive. This is probably all that it is since it did pass a chemical test. I would also think it has sealed the leak since it passed the pressure test. Should be safe to drive the vehicle this way without worry.

Oct 012016

2000 Mitsubishi Space WagonThis vehicle’s engine was replaced with a 2000 Mitsubishi gallant engine and now the automatic transmission keeps reviving up once it gets to gear 3 b4 engaging and revs up @ 50 km/hr too. pls what can be done?


My guess would be the transmission fluid level is low. When the engine was swapped out they may have removed the radiator which houses the transmission cooler as well. And upon reinstalling the new engine the transmission fluid level was not checked.

Aug 312016

2005 Mitsubishi EclipseThe car is running great. Idles fine, can’t feel or hear a skip. But when I take off its bogged down like half power. Battery and brake light come on and off but doesn’t stay on. Had two calipers go bad one after another.


You could put the car on jack stands and see if the wheels spin freely. This would let you know if your brakes are sticking. If it is, repair as needed. Another check you can do after driving the vehicle would be to feel (without touching) each wheel to see if one is considerably hotter than the others. This is another indication of your brakes sticking.

If your check engine light is on, you should extract the engine trouble codes. You may post them below in the comments for further information on the codes themselves. There may be a sensor failing or loose air intake hose causing the issue.

Low Fuel Pressure can also cause an engine to bog. Does the issue occur if you try to rev the engine in park or neutral?



Aug 012016

2008 Mitsubishi LancerI’ve been having a Slow Down issue with my car lately. It seems to drive fine, however when I exceed 80mph or go past 3rd gear, for an amount of time, my engine starts to sound like a vacuum. Then next my car dash tells me to slow down. After that my engine shuts itself down where I have to pull off to the side of the road and wait like 15 minutes to start my vehicle and continue driving. What could the issue be? I took it to Autozone, tried a code reader but no codes were read, and worker said the car doesn’t have misfire codes or such.



This is quite common. The transmission is overheating.

The CVT oil is really supposed to be changed every 2 years or 30k miles. While I have seen people stretch this out to 60k without issue, I can’t recall ever seeing one cresting 100k without having changed it at least once.
If the fluid is not working effectively due to degradation, it will build too much heat which will trip the fluid temperature sensor and put the car into safe mode.

The flip side to this is the fluid has a monitor to determine more or less how useful it is, which needs to be reset when the fluid is changed. If the fluid was never changed, it is possible that the calculation based on the monitor is shutting it down out of safety when there is no pending issue.

Heavy whining is a warning sign. If it still operates OK when cold you may still be OK. I do strongly recommend having the fluid changed (with Mitsubishi CVT oil only!) and the degradation counter reset as it is long over due and you will experience a better operating transmission as well as a longer life from it as well if there are no current issues and this is a false alarm.

It is important to note that you MUST use Mitsubishi CVT fluid in this unit. As little as 4 ounces of incorrect fluid will cause permanent damage to the CVT, and that includes universal/Honda based CVT fluid etc. Mitsubishi’s CVT operation is different from other manufacturers and you must use their fluid.

There is a TSB on this issue as well. It requires replacing the CVT fluid dipstick to adjust for a different fluid amount to help prevent overheating.




Jun 202016

2002 Mitsubishi EclipseWhen my car is in drive and I’m idling at a stop light, my engine shakes and kind of sputters. It seems like its idling low (about 600rpm). It keeps on shaking and sputtering until I start driving at higher speeds (about 40mph+) then it goes away. I just changed the front and rear motor mounts along with the spark plugs and wires. Any idea what could be causing it?



Sounds like an engine misfire. If the check engine light is on, of course go ahead and pull the codes and post them below. It is possible that one of the fuel injectors is sticking. When you pulled the spark plugs did you notice one of them looking a bit darker or different than the others? This may be an indication of the effected cylinder to concentrate on. If you find an effected cylinder you can swap parts around to see if the issue follows that part or not.

Apr 262016

Mitsubishi ExpressMy Mitsubishi Express LPG was running fine, re-fuelled and went to switch back over and it will not work. Running fine on fuel. After a day I got it to idle on LPG but will not rev, it just stops every time I accelerate.


My first thought is the LPG(propane) tank is empty or very close to it. If this is not the case, the regulator would be the next thing to check. Next check the wiring at the switch to make sure it isn’t trying to run on both which would want to flood the system. Check the wiring harness to make sure it is turning on the LPG valve.