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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Common Problems and Solutions

Suspension knocking noise

Problem:

When you are turning round corners, are you hearing a knocking noise coming from the suspension? If so, then this is an indication of a problem with the front suspension struts.

Models affected:

Solution:

Thankfully this is not a major problem and only an indication that the struts need lubricating. This should sort the problem.

Difficulty level

2

Whining noise

Problem:

You may hear a whining noise coming from the gearbox. This noise will get louder as you increase the speed and will be at its loudest at speeds over 40mph. This is a common symptom of the gearbox output shaft bearings failing.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to fit replacement output shaft bearings to stop the noise.

Difficulty level

4

Bad smell from climate control

Problem:

When you turn the climate control on are you getting a fishy smell? If so, the evaporator drain hole will be blocked. This is a common occurrence on these vehicles.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to unblock the evaporator drain hole to stop the bad smell.

Difficulty level

2

Engine idling problems

Problem:

The idle control valve can fail on this car. The car should idle at around 1000rpm or lower. If it jumps higher when either the fan or air conditioning are turned on, you have a faulty idle control valve.

Models affected:

Solution:

The first thing to try is removing the idle control valve and cleaning it. If this does not work it will need replaced in order to fix the problem. Watch the video below to see how to clean the valve:

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Idle Control Valve

Part required

Idle Control Valve

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Sudden jolts

Problem:

The actuator is known to fail on the Lancer Evolution. If you are finding that the car is having sudden jolts or boosts after a slight power loss at high revs, the actuator is the cause of your problem.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to fit a replacement actuator to resolve the issue.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Actuator

Part required

Actuator

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Reading these common Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution does have one of these issues.