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Hi guys, I'm new to these forums and I feel like this would be a great place to learn about my car from the community's feedback.
My question here today is: what trim (or model) is my car?
*The back end of the car does not display the model type (rs, gs, gs-t, gsx) and so I took a few minutes to inspect elements that were relevant to a trim.
1. My car DOES NOT have turbo or the spoiler (or wing) that is elevated like the gs-t and gsx models so therefore it must be either rs or gs.
2. I looked at the owner's manual and the first thing it says is: "thank you for purchasing the 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse, or Eclipse Spyder"
3. As far as I know, the Spyder is only associated with the gs and gs-t, however I also know that the spyders have convertible tops on them and a 2.4L engine. Instead, I have a hardtop with a sunroof on it and a 2.0L DOHC engine.
So any idea of which model it is? thanks a lot guys!
2 days ago I noticed it wouldnt shift into 2nd. Then yesterday it worked fine, but when I was coming off the interstate, it wouldn't shift into second, then 4th. I noticed as I was trying to back out of the parking stall that reverse wont work either. 1st, 3rd and 5th work just fine, it feels like 2nd, 4th and reverse just arent there anymore. The stick goes back to the neutral position but it feels like the 2nd, 4th and reverse just arent there. Ive had this car since it was new and its been a great car, I want to get this fixed.
A friend told me its probably the linkage. Where do I look to inspect/fix the linkage?
My top is not consistent in coming back up. I can hear it clicking in the back, but it takes three or four time of bushing the button before it starts back up. Has anyone else experienced this problem and how did you fix it?
I have a 1997 Eclipse Spyder that I am lowering, I am installing KYB struts, with Tein S. lowering springs (Front: 1.3” Rear: 1.3”) and GODSPEED Sway Bars. I have 18” rims with 225/40/18’s on now. Does anyone know if I can put 225/45/18’swithout rubbing?
I have a 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gs Non turbo 2.0 16V Problem: Not Getting recharge power from Alt. to Battery , Fuses good, no open ground, Alt is New, Brain Is new 12.04 Volts running , what can i do to jump power to battery
well im trying to buy a ECM for my 98 eclipse the one i bought of autozone doesnt fit. after researching it turns out 98 eclipse with a 2.0 L DOHC non turbo has a dodge motor they came like that ? and for some reason i cannot find a replacement for my computer. the P/N number is 9833AH. please any one help ive tried all scrap yards/junk yards used auto parts in inland empire area in CA. no luck been like this for 2 weeks now.... Any one have any suggestions ? much appreciated
I have a 97 spyder with the 2.4 and just had the head rebuilt and a new timing belt put on. Now, My power steering and alt belt keep popping off. I know my engine mount needs to be replaced soon but I don't see how that would affect the belts. My ac belt tore up bc I need a new pulley but I can't understand why the other 2 belts don't wanna stay on. Any suggestions would be great. I'm going nuts not being able to trust driving the car with the belts the way they are acting.
first of all i cant afford a new turbo so i would like to know if anyone knows where i could find a turbo rebuilt kit for my stock turbo..
also i want to upgrade to a better but cheap exhaust manifold..i have a low budge.. while were talking about this i want to use a wastegate but i have no idea how to install one to a stock turbo what parts do i need besides the wasegate...
i seen pics where people fabricate a exhaust pipe that exits on the front bumper. but still keeps the regular exaust i thinks its called a dump pipe
now how can improve my spark is there a way to replace my coilpacks for better ones.
and what are the best sparkplugs to use on a turbo engine (i want to use iridium plugs) but i'm opened to suggestions..i read somewhere that it si possible to use coilpacks from and intrepid the are called (pigtails) i believe anyways
I had all my motor mounts replaced a year and half ago and just found that they need to be replaced again (you can visually see cracks). I have 97GST that is lowered 1.5, cambir kit installed, eibach springs, 18" wheels on it - any idea of what could be causing this to happen again already?
Im looking for a blow-off valve for my 99 eclipse gst, but the dealer wants $140 for one. On ebay there are several for $30 to $50 but they all seem to be custom fit ones that would require cutting and welding. Id really like a standard bolt on one that is designed to fit. I bought my eclipse new back in 1999, I dont race it, its pretty much stock. Does anyone have any suggestions where i can find an affordable blow off valve that I can simply bolt on? Doesnt need to be fancy, just equivalent to the stock one. Thanks!
I have a 99 eclipse gs-t. The engine likes to idle very high, at like 2000rpm, sometimes up to 2700rpms when the engine is hot. This ONLY happens in the summer months, when its warm or hot outside. It doesn't do it when i start my car for the day, but only when ive driven it around, shut it off for a bit to go in a store, then started it up to go home. What could be the cause for this?
The original owner of my new eclipse has royally messed it up, but slowly and surely she is coming back.
NO JUNK YARDS around me has a 2.0 Eclipse for me to reference.
What I ask is a picture of the camshaft position sensor plug on the 1st gen 2.0 non turbos. Though the turbo ones should be the same. i also need pictures of the harnesses coming off the coolant sensors where the top off cap is (on the engine, not the radiator) and of the plugs going to the oil pressure sending units.
If anyone knows how to adjust the little plug on the backside of the throttle body I would be GREATLY appreciative. I think my high idle is originating from it and I have no idea why it's even there.
Please help me out! I am so close to being finished with this bastard car and these are some of the things that are kicking my tail.
A picture for reference of what I'm dealing with.
And no, I did not remove ANYTHING from that mount prior to the picture being taken.
finished the manual conversion and iv been performing belt changing and small fixes on the 4g63 non turbo engine. i noticed that in the spark plug holes when you remove the boot, that there is rust down there, on the side walls and around the plug. it doesnt look like its penetrating the metal yet, more like a surface rust, is this a bad thing and how would i go about cleaning it out? also should the engine be relatively easy to turn over with a breaker bar via the crank shaft bolt with the plugs in? or is this a sign of low compression. please let me know
does the 1997 eclipse rs have a cabin filter? and if it doesnt can i add one myself? im just wondering because ive been checking advanced and the site says they have an exact match for a cabin air filter.
im replacing the timing belt on the 94 2.0 and i dont have those stupid special Mitsubishi tools that adjust the tension (i think there a waist of money) so how do i know if the tension is right? i didnt even mess with the tensioner, all i did was pull the auto tensioner off and put it in its reset stage. please let me know!
This is kind of a sad update to be totally honest:( I decided instead of rebuilding the car for high performance that I am going to install the extra stock 420a I have in it for now. I don't have the cash to do the hi-perf build right right now and decided it will wait, but in the mean time Id love to drive the car so Im going to put a normal motor in it and drive it for a while. Of the list of mods installed right now will anything conflict or need to be taken out if I install a stock motor with no turbo? Of course other then the turbo lolol. Any information will help so please let me know what you think. Thanks~ Alex
1998 Eclipse GS Hahn Racecraft s16g stage 2 turbo kit HRC portfueler system HRC billet fuel injection control unit HRC FMIC 500cc injectors 3" exhaust
Hey guys, been gone awhile. Got hit in a head on collision on April 23rd and have had a multitude of medical problems going on. Anyway, I'm still puzzling over the fast blinking of the left turn signal on my boys car. I met a guy the other day that owns two 99 Eclipse GTS's and he said that both of his cars do this too. Is this just a characteristic of the Eclipse or have any of you run into and fixed this? I've got him putting new struts on my sons car as I'm still too banged up to work on it. This guy is replacing all four struts, changing the oil and filter, servicing the a/c and detailing it all for $225. I think that's a pretty fair deal. He works at a local body shop and will fix a dent in the door and repaint the whole car for $500. What do you guys think? A good deal or not?
94 eclipse, has wiper problems. for a long time the int. wiper delay would not work, then the home function quit working, so i had to time it just right. then it started blowing fuses every once in a while. of course when you need it most.
so today i decided it was time to check things out. i tested the motor and low and high speed work.
i checked the plug continuity under the dash and found that i have continuity in the off and int at the plug, but for the low and high i have nothing.
doing my research on the great web, most are still thinking that the motor is shot.
Ok so i have a 1997 Eclipse gs and the previous owner decided to get coil overs on it and its sitting almost a inch off the ground and this dosnt work out for me considering i live on dirt. So is there anyway to raise it back up just a little im pretty sure the Shocks and springs are KYB i will post picture. Thanks the last two pictures are of the rear.
I just picked up a Blazer Projector Fog light kit (look a likes of the Piolet brand) at Autozone, some "homemade" brackets and bolts from Home Depot and spent 8 hours mastering to get it all to fit together. Not too impressed with the lights though..
Just thought I'd show some pictures with everyone. I'll try and get some pictures of the installation itself.
Ok I have a 96 eclipse and the dimmer switch is bad and I need to buy a new one anyone know what to call it I tried to Google just about everything I could think of and I still can't find it can someone help me or post a link of where to buy it or can I get it out of something else beside an eclipse at the junk yard thanks
If you have a black car in ohio... your F@%&%! Well not really, only in the winter... spring, fall, and most of construction season. Im starting a blog on how to keep you car looking new. Better Car Care If you have any input please let me know.
Ok I bought my 99 Eclipse in Memphis and imported it to Canada, it needs to pass the RIV inspection before I can insure it, I need to have a daytime running light option, get an immobilizer... any one know how to put turn ur day time running lights on in the eclipse or if there is a fuse... i am new to these cars so the most help would be amazing!!
i was driving on the road and then i saw smoke coming out of my hood, so i pulled over n took a look at it. it was from the ballet of the hid i bought. i took it it off the car and thought that was it. but then after that my light started acting weird, it get dim n then bright, like blinking. and when i try to turn on my highbeam, the fuse blow. if anyone know what could happen to my car then let me know!! THX
Hello everybody, I am new here and i'm from the netherlands. My question is what the differences are between my "old" 96 engine and my new one, the 97. The engine does it already but he has problems to ride stationair. And he start very slowly, from 200 till 500 till 1000 touren.
Excuses for the bad english.. but please help me out of this shit
i have a 1996 base model eclipse it is a 5 speed (not sure if that really matters) but i figured since they do make a modle EXACTLY like the base modle but one has a turbo and one doesnt, so will i be able to put one on the base model engine? i dont really know anything about turbos so any info would really be helpfull!
I have 1999 GSX with an automatic trans. I spun a bearing a few years back and just recenctl had the time and money to rebuild the engine. The shop that rebuilt it did not put the thrush washers in right and the motor was damaged so I sent it back to them and had them fix. I just put the motor back in a few weeks ago and now the trans. keeps slipping out of gear. I dropped the pan and noticed a lot of sludge and noticed the filter was clogged so I replaced it and it would shift all the way to 3rd but thats it. Got in it today and it keeps slipping again. It has no leaks and fluid levels are good. It was fine when I took the motor out.Im thinking the bad washers may have done some damage to it? Could a sensor be plugged from all the sludge? Maybe a bad connection somewhere? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Hey guys, have any of you had trouble with your turn signals flashing too quickly? On the 96 model I just picked up, they blink very fast. I spent a couple of hours yesterday tracking down the flasher unit and after I finally found it, took it out and opened it up to see if there was a bad contact in it. I was surprised to find it's all resistors and integrated circuits. None of the local parts stores have one or can even get me one. So I'll be making a trip to the junkyard this weekend to grab one. I can't afford the sixty plus bucks for the ones I've found online to just try to see if this is the cure. I've checked all my ground wires and bulbs to make sure that wasn't the problem. The only thing I can think of now is the flasher unit. Emergency flashers work fine and at a respectable pace.
Ok I just got done rebuilding my TB. I am to the part where I am putting the two springs back on the throttle cable bracket. I thought I took a clear picture of how it was before I removed it, but I guess I forgot to take a good shot of how this spring is suppose to go. Is anyone able to snap a few pictures for me on where the springs are suppose to hook around? I know it has to be spun around twice for proper tension. Sucks cause I just put everything back together and its a pain in the ass to fix this spring with the TB in the car again lol.
I checked it for boost leaks and it held boost just fine. no leaks or anything. Only issue now is the spring to close the TB isn't put on right, so I am not sure exactly what I need to hook it around.
Hey Guys, newbie here. I just picked up a 96 Eclipse with the 2.0 and automatic tranny for my son to take to college this fall. It has a squeaking belt, according to previous owner, and I'm not sure if it's the belt or tensioner. There's not much room in there to change the belt on these cars. What's the best approach. I was thinking of putting it on my ramps and going at it from under the car, but then again, I'm thinking that maybe jacking it up and removing the wheel and splash shield will be the best approach. What do you guys who own these cars say? I've been wrenching on my own cars for 40 years, so I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks.
Ok I just finally taken care of all my boost leaks. I thought my cold start stalling problem was related to my boost leaks, and when I finally got my last leak fixed the stalling problem remains. It doesn't do it when the car has been warmed up, only when it is first started. It idles fine in park, and neutral, but when I am backing out of my garage and go from reverse to drive the car will nearly stall out every time, or completely stall out. I've noticed it normally does it when the wheel is turning, not when the car is backing straight out. Since my garage leads to my ally I have to turn the wheel as I am pulling into the ally, and that is when it seems to be doing it.
My power steering fluid is right where it should be, the pump itself isn't making any noises at all either. The belt is brand new, and tight. I was thinking it could be too tight, or possibly that little sensor that is on the pump that is suppose to prevent the motor from losing RPM's when turning could be bad??
Also on a unrelated (well maybe?) topic I have a question about our TPS. When checking the ohms on pins 1+4 it is suppose to be at 5ohms, but when I checked mine a few weeks back it was 4.8ohms. Is that ok? Or is that a sign that my TPS is bad?
Does anyone know where to get a shorter than normal front oxygen sensor? Installed headers on my sons 99 GS and the front sensor is aparently too close to the radiator fan. Doesn't touch sitting in the driveway but the enging must force it into the fan bracket under power. Thanks!
Ok so I'm on a $1200 budget and Im looking to get some rims and tires for my 95 gsx(red) I was looking at the evolve flat black with the red stripe and I want some 225/40/18 tires. any sugestions on other rims similar and a good place at the price I'm looking to spend? I tried discount and tirerack
Hey forum, I was looking to upgrade my headlights from this:
to these projector headlights:
I was wondering what the best way on going about doing this. I know I am probably not the only one looking to do this... I would like to know maybe a site to go to or a specific brand/model to go with. Also, if I need to shop around for different components and build it myself (like some have chosen to do) maybe a list of links of each thing I would need?
I know this might be a lot to ask for, but your not only helping out me, you'll be helping out this forum and anyone who views it.
And now, I'm back. I bought a 90 2.0 5 speed from a very horrible prior owner. All kinds of horror stories that makes my last one seem like a walk in the park.
Here is my problem for now and it's mainly just requesting info.
Is there any differences in the length of the axles going from a 1.8/2.0/2.0t?
I talked to the guy before I bought it and he said it doesn't drive but starts up and idles great *lied, idles high*
Then he called me back about a week later and said he just popped the axle back in and now it drives great *lied again*
So, I would also like some info on what some possible hiccups are for someone who has already done a 1.8 to a 2.0 swap. I have found that the mounts are different and am curious how it would look if those wrong mounts were forced into place.
I'll post up the car here soon, but for now just any info I can get would be great. The car won't drive anymore and while I don't need it to drive great, I want to be able to get it from place to place to work on it easier.