Engine Swap Mitsubishi Eclipse 1996

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Jan 302020
 

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Will the engine of an Mistubishi Eclipse 1996 fit in the body of a Mitsubishi eclipse 1999?



The second generation of the Mitsubishi Eclipse was produced from 1995 to 1999. So the short answer is YES. There are some variables to consider. Make sure the engine replacement engine is the same so that the electronic controls will work properly.

1995 -1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Trim Levels

The Eclipse was available in seven trim levels: Base [Only available in 1996.5 (mid-model year)], RS (Rally Sport), GS (Grand Sport), GS Spyder, GS-T (Grand Sport Turbo), GS-T Spyder, and GSX (Grand Sport X=AWD).

  • Eclipse RS: Base model equipped with a 140 hp (104 kW) and 130 lb⋅ft (176 N⋅m) of torque 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Chrysler 420a engine
  • Eclipse GS: Equipment upgraded model equipped with a 140 hp (104 kW) and 130 lb⋅ft (176 N⋅m) of torque 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Chrysler 420A engine. The European variant of the GS had a naturally aspirated, DOHC 16 valve 4G63 engine producing 150 HP
  • Eclipse Spyder GS: Convertible model equipped with a 141 hp (105 kW) 2.4 L 16-valve SOHC Mitsubishi 4G64 engine
  • Eclipse GS-T: Upgraded model equipped with a 210 hp (157 kW) and 214 lb⋅ft (290 N⋅m) of torque turbocharged and intercooled 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Mitsubishi 4G63 engine
  • Eclipse Spyder GS-T: Convertible model equipped with a 210 hp (157 kW) and 214 lb⋅ft (290 N⋅m) of torque turbocharged and intercooled 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Mitsubishi 4G63 engine
  • Eclipse GSX: AWD model equipped with a 210 hp (157 kW) and 214 lb⋅ft (290 N⋅m) of torque turbocharged and intercooled 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Mitsubishi 4G63 engine[15]

1995 -1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Engines

All motors are four-cylinder gasoline engines. All have cast iron blocks with aluminum cylinder heads. The 4G63/4G64 engines retain the balance shafts for smoother operation, while the 420a does not use them. The 1995–1999 turbo engines were given an increased compression ratio of 8.5:1, up from 7.8:1, and a smaller turbo, a Garrett T25 set to 12psi in place of the previous Mitsubishi TD04-13G (automatic cars) and TD05-14B (manual cars). This was done to minimize turbo lag, which was an undesirable trait for mass-market appeal in the U.S. These changes led to increased horsepower and torque vs. the previous 1G turbos. The 2G turbo cars produced 210 hp (157 kW) at 6000 rpm (205 hp (153 kW) at 6000 rpm w/ AT) and 214 lb⋅ft (290 N⋅m) at 3000 rpm (220 lb⋅ft (298 N⋅m) at 3000 rpm w/ AT.)

The 4G63 engines found in 1990–1994 models have a 60 mm throttle body compared to the 1995–1999 MY’s 52 mm. The intake ports on the head and runners of the intake manifold are also larger on the 1G. They also have larger crankshaft bearing journals to allow better lubrication. Because they look similar, it is important to note that the 1990-1994 cylinder head is more on the side of high air volume, while the 1995-1999 cylinder head is more on the side of high air velocity.

Mitsubishi Motors quietly updated its 4G63 engine in 1998 and 1999. The crankshaft is more precisely shaved and cut compared to previous years. It is identical to that used in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, which was not yet sold in North America until 2003. The thrust bearings have been revised to a “split” type to allow better lubrication and self-alignment with the crankshaft. It also had improved tuning & functionality, thanks to a new ECU, which was similar to Lancer Evolution ECUs. Although originally deactivated to protect the drivetrain, it included advanced features such as launch control, boost control, adjustable rev-limit, fuel system control and even fuel and boost map selection for certain Mitsubishi Heavy Industries turbochargers.

Source: Wikipedia

2002 Chevy Camaro wont go into park

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Jan 302020
 

Chevy Camaro

I have a 2002 Chevy Camaro. Today as I went to put it in park it wouldn’t go. So I pulled up the emergency brake for a few seconds and then released it. I was able to then put it in park. It did this a couple of times until I got home. Still wouldn’t go into park and this time pulling and releasing the emergency brake didn’t work like before. The only way to keep it in a parked position now is to keep the emergency brake up. What could be the problem and would it be an expensive thing to fix? I live on a small disability check so really can’t afford a big problem. Help!



This could be a number of things. I would start with making sure nothing is blocking the shifter. Sometimes coins, etc. block the shift mechanism from being able to move. Make sure the button on the shifter isn’t sticking. Also try putting the car in the air, taking the linkage off the transmission and see if you can get it in park by hand. If you can, then you know it’s in your shift cable/linkage. If you still can’t get it into park, then you know it’s inside the transmission. If the cable is stretched that sometimes can cause it. Maybe even get under the car while someone else moves the shifter to see what’s happening.

Shift Cable Adjustment

  1. Place transmission shift control lever into Park position and apply parking brake.
  2. Raise and support vehicle.
  3. Position transmission range selector lever to Park by rotating range selector lever clockwise until it reaches full mechanical stop position.
  4. Snap transmission shift cable into bracket with cable adjustment button up.
  5. Snap shift cable onto range selector lever pin, then press cable adjustment button down.
  6. Insert retainer to fitting of shift cable.
  7. Lower vehicle.

Won’t go into park

Cooling System Bleed Procedure 2002 Honda Accord EX

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Jan 292020
 

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If my heat gauge is reading all the way hot but motor and coolant is only warm to the touch and no smoking or boiling over would it be the thermostat?



Probably Not. The heat gauge uses a ECT Sensor to indicate the engine coolant temperature. Sometimes if there is an air pocket the sending unit will read hot until the cooling system is properly bled. Once the system is properly bled you can use an infrared hand held temperature gun to check the accuracy of the gauge.

The first thing I would check would be the coolant level. Also confirm the temperature gauge sending unit wire is connected. If it has become disconnected it will read full hot all the time with Key in ON position.

If you just worked on it and are now having the issue, check around the area you were working to make sure you didn’t accidentally leave a wire disconnected.

You can check the the sensor by removing it and using checking the resistance ohms.

Specifications
Application Resistance (Min-Max) Ohms Temp ºF (ºC)
EX 15000 – 20000 -4ºF (-20ºC)
5000 – 7000 32ºF (0ºC)
2000 – 4000 68ºF (20ºC)
900 – 1200 104ºF (40ºC)
300 – 400 176ºF (80ºC)
100 – 300 248ºF (115ºC)
Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Location

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Suspension 2001 Toyota Hilux 3.0 kzte

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Jan 292020
 

Toyota Tacoma

I have a new suspension set from a 2019 Hilux. Can fit on my old 2001 model?



No. The part numbers are completely different and so is the design. With that being said you could make them fit with a set of cutting torches, a welder and a little fabricating.

2001 Toyota Tacoma/Hilux Front Shocks

Model Year Part Number Callout Pricing
SHOCK ABSORBER 10
 All……………………………… 2001-02 4851039585 263.46
 w/o PreRunner…………………….. 2001-04 4851180083 57.73
 w/PreRunner………………………. 2001-04 48510A9080 135.56

2019 Toyota Tacoma/Hilux Front Shocks

Model Year Part Number Callout Pricing
SHOCK ABSORBER 6
Tacoma
 2.7L…………………………….. 2016-19 485108Z359 158.95
 3.5L
  Mark 48510-04190…………………. 2016-19 485108Z253 127.32
  Mark 48510-04200…………………. 2016-19 485108Z359 158.95
  Mark 48510-04220…………………. 2016-19 485108Z360 158.95

Suspension System, Inspection

A visual inspection must always be performed to confirm the presence of aftermarket components, potential collision damage, or areas of concern.

  1. Inspect tire pressures with all normal loads in vehicle and tires cold. Refer to vehicle certification (VT) label.
  2. Verify that all tires are sized to specification. Refer to VT label.
  3. Inspect tires for incorrect wear and damage. Install new tires as required.
  4. Remove any excessive accumulation of mud, dirt, or road deposits from chassis and underbody.
  5. Inspect for aftermarket changes to steering, suspension, and wheel and tire components (such as competition or heavy duty).
  6. Visually inspect components for damage or wear as follows:
    a.Front wheel bearings.
    b.Suspension fasteners.
    c.Springs as well as incorrect spring usage.
    d.Air suspension components, if equipped.
    e.Shock absorbers.
    f.Struts.
    g.Suspension bushings.
    h.Steering system components.
    i.Axle components.
  7. Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to vehicle DLC. Ensure no DTCs are present.
  8. If an obvious cause for an observed or reported condition is found, correct cause as required.
  9. Road test vehicle. Stay alert for any abnormal sounds or vibrations that could originate from suspension system.

Shift Cable Adjustment 2006 Jeep TJ Rubicon 4.0L,auto

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Jan 292020
 

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Where and how to adjust transmission shifter cable when Jeep is in drive shift indicator is in 2nd? The bushings and cable are good.



Gearshift Adjustment Procedure

  1. Shift transmission into PARK.
  2. Remove floor console as necessary for access to the shift cable adjustment.
  3. Loosen the shift cable adjustment nut.
  4. Raise vehicle.
  5. Unsnap cable eyelet from transmission shift lever.
  6. Verify transmission lever is in PARK detent by moving lever fully rearward. Last rearward detent is PARK position.
  7. Verify positive engagement of transmission park lock by attempting to rotate propeller shaft. Shaft will not rotate when park lock is engaged.
  8. Snap cable eyelet onto transmission shift lever.
  9. Lower vehicle.
  10. Tighten the shift cable adjustment screw to 105 in. lbs.
  11. Verify correct operation.
  12. Install any floor console components removed for access.

2006 Jeep TJ/Wrangler Shift Cable Routing Diagram

2006-jeep-shift-cable-routing-diagram

  1. Shift Mechanism
  2. Lock-Tab
  3. Ignition Lock Interlock
  4. Steering Column
  5. Solenoid
  6. Wire Connector
  7. Manual Lever
  8. Cable Bracket
  9. Shifter Cable
  10. Bellhousing
  11. Tie Strap
  12. Park/Brake Interlock Cable

VW New Beetle 2001 shift cable replacement

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Jan 282020
 

VW Beetle

The gear shift cable to the transmission. I wonder do u have pics under the car off the ground while u did the job or videos?



Shift Cable Replacement

Removing

►Remove air cleaner.

►Shift selector lever into “P” position.

►Pull selector lever cable 1 upward off selector shaft lever 2.

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►Remove circlip 3 at support bracket.

►Raise vehicle.

►Disconnect exhaust system after front exhaust pipe at double clamp A. Remove supports for front exhaust pipe from assembly carrier if necessary. >>>

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►Remove cross support B below exhaust system.

►Remove heat shield C.

►Remove heat shield D.

►Unbolt cover from selector lever bracket.

►Pry selector lever cable 3 off selector lever 2 with a screwdriver.

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►Pull circlip 1 for securing selector lever cable to selector lever housing out downward.

►Pull selector cable carefully out of selector lever housing.

Installing

  • Check the protective boot for damage; the protective boot can only be changed together with the selector lever cable.
  • Before installing lightly grease ball socket on end of cable.
  • Check that the protective sleeve is correctly installed. Do not install the protective sleeve twisted.
  • Do not bend or kink the selector lever cable.

►Guide selector lever cable 3 with a new seal into selector lever housing.

►Press selector lever cable onto selector lever 2.

►Install new selector lever cable circlip 1 onto selector lever housing.

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Installation position:

The angled end of the circlip faces to the inside of the selector lever housing.

►Move selector lever from “P” to “1”.

Condition:

  • Selector lever mechanism and selector lever cable must move freely. If necessary replace selector lever cable or service selector lever mechanism.

►Shift selector lever into “P” position.

►Bring selector shaft lever into position “P” on transmission. Locking lever must engage in park lock wheel, both front wheels blocked.

►Loosen bolt 2 at front ball socket 1 of selector lever cable.

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►Insert selector lever cable into transmission support bracket and press onto selector shaft lever 4.

►Press new securing clip 3 onto transmission selector lever cable support bracket.

►Tighten bolt arrow (5 Nm).

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►Fasten cover onto selector lever bracket with new gasket and new O-ring.

►Install heat shields.

►Reconnect exhaust system using double clamp >>>

►Check selector mechanism Selector Mechanism, Checking.

►Install air cleaner.

NOTE

Applicable vehicles:

  • Beetle: 1.8L,2.0L; A (1999-04)
  • Beetle: 1.9L; A (1999-03)
Selector Lever Cable

Removing

►Check whether a coded radio is installed. If so, obtain anti-theft coding.

►With ignition switched off disconnect battery Ground strap.

►Press sleeve on selector lever handle down.

►Pull selector lever handle off upward with button pressed.

►Carefully pry selector lever mechanism cover out at rear left and right and lift off.

►Remove center console and arm rest if part of original equipment.

►Disconnect locking cable from shift mechanism locking lever Locking Cable.

►Separate cable tie 1 on selector lever bracket.

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  • Do not damage wiring!

►Carefully pry retainer 2 for cable and connector 3 out of selector lever bracket with a screwdriver.

►Separate connection 4 for shift lock solenoid and connection 5 for selector lever position display.

►Carefully lift frame up at the four corners 6 and remove. Do not damage contact spring for selector lever position display.

►Remove locking segment (2 bolts).

►Place selector lever in position “1”.

►Undo retaining bracket 7 (2 nuts).

►Remove securing screws 8 (Qty. 2) for the solenoid.

►Remove front selector lever bracket mounting (2 nuts).

►Raise vehicle.

►Disconnect exhaust system after front exhaust pipe at double clamp A. Remove supports for front exhaust pipe from assembly carrier if necessary. >>>

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►Remove cross support B below exhaust system.

►Remove heat shield C.

►Remove heat shield D.

►Remove rear selector lever bracket mounting securing bolts (Qty. 2).

►Pry selector lever cable 3 off selector lever 2 with a screwdriver.

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►Pull circlip 1 for securing selector lever cable to selector lever housing out downward.

►Pull selector cable carefully out of selector lever housing.

►Remove selector mechanism downward.

►Remove solenoid securing bolts (Qty. 2).

►With selector lever in position “1” remove solenoid with locking pin and spring from selector lever housing, while moving selector lever back and forth slightly if necessary.

►Loosen nut for selector lever mounting pin, when doing this only counter-hold on mounting pin hex (the mounting pin must not be turned).

►Carefully drive mounting pin out with drift.

►Remove selector.

Installing

Installation is performed in the reverse order or removal.

Video footage from underneath

Shift Cable Diagram

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2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Coolant MS-90032

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Jan 272020
 

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I’m not sure which engine coolant I should use. The cap on my coolant tank reads MS-12106 but the manual has MS-90032 (orange). I went out and bought Prestone Orange (MS-12106), is it safe to use?



YES! The MS-90032 coolant number has been replaced with the MS-12106. So even if you go to the dealership they will sell you the MS-12106 coolant as they do not have MS-90032. Coolant Part# 68163849AB

The Auto Repair Manual States to use MS-12106 as well.

MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106.

Source: Mitchell1 Auto Repair Manuals

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2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo no compression code P0302

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Jan 272020
 

2013-hyundai-veloster

DTC’s Present P0302 – Cyl #2 misfire detected, P0300 Random Cyl.
misfire detected, swapped coils and plugs from cyl 3 and 1 to #2 no
change, inspected cylinder with bore scope there appears to be an
anomaly which looks like burn holes, performed compression test cyl’s
1,3 and 4 have equal compression at 90psi #2 cylinder has “0”
compression will require an engine, no oil present on dipstick, no
knocking from bottom end concern seems to be valve train related. too
much carbon in cylinder to identify if piston has damage.



Removal of the head assembly and inspection will give you a more definitive answer.

2015 Honda CR-V EX warning light illuminated

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Jan 272020
 

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I was driving when the Brake, tire pressure, traction control and power steering warning lights came on. The emergency brake is definitely not on, the power steering is working, and I’ve checked the tire pressure.



After checking the tire pressure and tires for even wear it may be necessary to calibrate the TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Also check the brake fluid level. If the light came on while driving in slick conditions it means the system was activated and should reset after a re-start. If the light go out after a re-start it may have been just a one time thing.

2014-18 Honda CR-V

TPMS Calibration Inspection

Ensure tire pressure is properly adjusted to specified tire pressure listed on doorjamb label before doing TPMS calibration.

Calibration begins when TPMS switch is pressed. Calibration is completed after driving in an ideal driving condition 31-62 mph, driving steadily without much acceleration or deceleration for about 18 minutes. Full functionality of system cannot be performed properly if calibration is not completed.

Perform TPMS calibration after doing following items: Adjusting tire pressure, rotating tires, replacing tires, updating VSA modulator control unit, or replacing VSA modulator control unit.

Calibration process gets interrupted if vehicle moves. Perform troubleshooting if indicator does not go off after two seconds, keeps blinking or stays on when ignition switch is turned ON (II).

  1. Stop vehicle and shift into P or N position.
  2. Turn ignition switch to LOCK (0).
  3. Turn ignition switch to ON (II) and wait to see low pressure indicator come on for two seconds and then off.
  4. Do not drive vehicle and wait for 45 seconds as is.
  5. If calibration is completed, indicator does not come on. If calibration is not yet completed, then indicator comes on for two seconds and off.
Calibration Procedure

Vehicle must be stopped with transmission in P or N.

If indicator does not blink, inspect TPMS switch.

  1. Ensure tires are inflated to specified tire pressure listed on doorjamb label.
  2. Turn ignition switch to ON (II).
  3. Press TPMS switch for three seconds.
  4. When calibration successfully begins, indicator blinks twice.

2005-17 CR-V VSA Warning Light

VSA(Vehicle Stability Assist) warning light is used to warn of a system fault. Lamp monitors condition of anti-lock brake system. It will be lit during engine start up, but should go off when self diagnostic system determines that system is operating properly. If lamp remains lit, a fault in anti-lock brake system is indicated. Even though system is operating properly, activation indicator may come on if VSA switch has been manually turned off, vehicle goes into a spin, one drive wheel is stuck, electrical interference is present, or when VSA or ABS operates continuously for a long time.
After diagnosis and repair of system, lamp may be turned off as follows:
1.
With ignition switch in OFF position connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC located under lefthand side of instrument panel.
2.
Place ignition switch in ON position and follow scan tool instructions to clear DTCs.

2006-18 CR-V ABS Light

ABS warning light is used to warn of a system fault. Lamp monitors condition of anti-lock brake system. It will be lit during engine start up, but should go off when self diagnostic system determines that system is operating properly. If lamp remains lit, a fault in anti-lock brake system is indicated. Even though system is operating properly, indicator may come on if vehicle goes into a spin, one drive wheel is stuck, only drive wheels rotate, electrical interference is present, or when ABS operates continuously for a long time.

After diagnosis and repair of system, lamp may be turned off as follows:

  1. With ignition switch in OFF position connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC located under lefthand side of instrument panel.
  2. Place ignition switch in ON position and follow scan tool instructions to clear DTCs.