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check and see if oil is dripping inside of alternator and if it is it's shorting it out...

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011


It all depends where it is leaking. You may have a bad seal. If so, you will have to take off the block to get to your valves. Like I said, it just depends where the oil comes from. Make sure all your bolts are tight. They loose up after time.

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Feb 23, 2011


Sounds like the post connections are not making good contact, try tightening them.

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011


a/c compressor clutch.

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Feb 03, 2011


my bible says only pin one to earth and a max of two remotes can be programmed ,then its diagnostic equipment only

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011


mine is doing the same thing! happened this morning at 3 AM and had to unhook battery to make it stop...it only happens when it is very cold outside! someone please advise on a remedy!

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Dec 14, 2010


First check the fuse for the horn and see if it is blown. if that is ok, check the switch/button in the steering wheel where you press the horn to see if its making a connection.

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Dec 09, 2010


yes it is ...hope it helps

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Nov 25, 2010


I just replaced both horns on my 98. I lot of dirt roads and mud can foul them up....went to parts store and spent about 40 and replaced both

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Nov 20, 2010


It's under the timing cover on the front of the engine. I have pasted autozone.com instructions to replace the water pump below.


3.0L & 3.5L Engines

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. If necessary, properly release the fuel pressure.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
CAUTION Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.

Upper radiator shroud Accessory belts Air conditioning compressor tensioner pulley, if equipped Cooling fan and clutch assembly and the water pump pulley Thermostat and housing on 3.0L, 3.5L engines Water outlet, gasket and houses Radiator hoses from the water pump Crankshaft pulley(s) Timing belt covers. If the same timing belt will be reused, mark the direction of the timing belt's rotation, for installation in the same direction. Be sure the engine is positioned so the No. 1 cylinder is at the TDC of its compression stroke and the sprockets timing marks are aligned with the engine's timing mark indicators. Timing belt Water pump bolts are different lengths, note their positions before removing. Water pump from the block Water pipe connection and O-ring

To install:
  1. Clean and dry the mating surfaces of the block and water pump
  2. Install or connect the following:

    New O-ring on the water pipe connection, wet the new O-ring with water to aid in installation Water pump, with a new gasket, Torque the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm) on 3.0L and 3.5L engines Alternator bracket bolt to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm) Timing belt(s) and covers Crankshaft pulley(s) Thermostat and housing on 3.0L, 3.5L engines. Torque the bolts to 12-14 ft. lbs. (17-20 Nm). Radiator hose to the water pump Water outlet, new gasket and houses. Torque the bolts to 12-14 ft. lbs. (17-20 Nm). Water pump pulley Cooling fan and clutch assembly Air conditioning compressor tensioner pulley, if equipped Accessory belts Upper radiator shroud Thermostat and housing on 3.0L, 3.5L engines Negative battery cable
  3. Refill the radiator with coolant. This cooling system has a self-bleeding thermostat, so system bleeding is not required.
  4. Run the vehicle until the thermostat opens and fill the overflow tank. Check for leaks.
  5. Once the vehicle has cooled, recheck the coolant level.

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Oct 26, 2010


Hit the starter with a hammer while some one is trying to start it and if it starts up after this the starter is bad most likely if you already checked the battery contacts in it get stuck if theres is power down to it ...starter bad....

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Oct 03, 2010


Press the button on the dashboard "A/T Mode" changeover switch, which switches the driving mode between Normal and Hold. From the Owner's Manual: "Select the "HOLD" mode when starting your vehicle on a road surface slippery from snow or the like, and the vehicle will start smoothly...other than "L" position, the vehicle starts in second gear." BTW, red brake light is probably the emergency brake light switch, which might just need cleaning or adjustment

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010


Timing belts are supposed to be replaced in intervals, on this vehicle every 60,000 miles. The timing belt may look good, but they mostly stretch over time. As for the looseness and becoming tight, its because there is different compression tension that pull either way. But to be loose to the point you can spin the tensioner pulley, replace everything (belt, tensioner, idler pulley, water pump)!!

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Sep 27, 2010


Replace the ignition switch...

But! If you are turning the key and you are not getting anything from the starter, then replace the starter.

Another words, if you are turning the key and there is NO noise at all coming from the starter, then replace the ignition switch.

If there is SOME noise/clicking or anything, replace the starter.

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Sep 15, 2010


If you are going to put a used engine in the vehicle you will want to make sure that the engine is no more than one year before or after the date of your original engine so that you will not have to change very much from the old engine over to the engine that will be going into your vehicle. The auto industry changes their vehicles every year, and the more years that are between the original engine and the one that is going into the vehicle will often translate into how much has to be removed from the old engine and installed on the new engine for it to properly function in that vehicle, and especially to make the OBD-II system happy so that there is no check engine light on after installing the engine, and the difference can be from just having to change a sensor or two, to having to change all of the sensors, the fuel injectors, the oil pan, intake manifold and or throttle body, the exhaust manifolds and the valve covers. The most important thing is to be certain that all of the sensors that are on the old engine are exactly the same as on the engine that is going into the vehicle, and if any are different then swap them with the ones from the old engine. There should be no more or no less sensors than the original engine had on it and all of the sensors should be exactly like the original sensors or they should be the original sensors that are on the engine when the engine is installed into the vehicle.

There are a few things to check for when purchasing a used engine, and check the tune-up parts to see how well the engine was maintained, and check the spark plugs to see how each spark plug was burning and that gives you an idea how well that cylinder was functioning, and what you are looking for will be uniformity among the spark plugs, and optimally there should only be a light tan color to the spark plugs, and any spark plug that is not or is fouled out with carbon or oil fouled was not burning properly and that cylinder will have had some kind of either mechanical, electrical, or a fuel related problem with it. Also remove the oil filter if it has one and pour it into a container or a drain pan so that you can look for any fine brass clouds in the oil, or for any metal shavings.

If you are purchasing a new or a rebuilt engine then it will not matter because you will have to change over all of the sensors to the new engine, along with the intake manifold, the valve covers, any exhaust manifolds and usually the oil pan.

1998 Mitsubishi... | Answered on Sep 14, 2010

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