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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,608 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer clutch problems

clutch problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 132006

Lancer 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,215 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was driving in heavy, stop and go traffic, when my clutch suddenly wouldn't disengage. I was unable to shift into gear, I killed the engine, put it in second, and started it back up, just enough to get back home. Right now the car in nearly undrivable, and this apparently has happened to a lot of other people.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 282004

Lancer 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 43,000 miles
The day prior to the full failure of the part, I experienced loss of pressure in the clutch pedal in normal driving. The car's milage was approximately 43,000 miles. I was able to drive the car home by synchro-shifting to minimize use of the clutch pedal. The next morning full failure was evident as the pressure had dropped to the point where the car would not start. I was towed to the nearest service station by aaa where the problem was diagnosed as a bad master cylinder in the clutch. The part was replaced the next day and it was revealed that the slave cylinder was faulty as well. The premature failure of these parts lead to three missed days of work and a total parts and labor bill of $770. Both the master and slave cylinders in the clutch were replaced with oem Mitsubishi parts as no third-party manufacturer had them available at the time. The old parts are not available.

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

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