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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
140,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace catalytic converter (1 reports)
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 122012

Eclipse GT 3L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 140,000 miles


The cost to fix was cheap ONLY because of the fabulous exhaust garage in my area. Car threw that code and had this HORRIBLE misfire-like shudder that sometimes got so bad it shuts off for awhile. Replaced one of the supposedly three catalytic converters with a simple $80 high flow cat and put a spacer on the O2 sensor at my request because I was too poor to buy a sensor at that time. Not sure which caused the problem but, oh well, it was solved. Also recommend RESETTING THE BATTERY before ANYTHING else.

- , Lititz, PA, USA

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