I have the same problem with my 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante. The repair man also said it was ths switch and supposedly fixed it, but it still does it from time to time. Sometimes the A/C blows and its really cold and sometimes its blowing and its not cooling. There is refrigerant in it, so I also am wondering what the problem is.
when I have a carload of people, standard 4 adults and one child in my 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante (160K miles) and I go over 50 MPH, the vehicle literally sways back and forth, most of the motion coming from the back..can't really tell. I've had it checked everywhere several times at different places, the shocks have been replaced...which need to be replaced again because also when I go over a dip ... Read More
Hi, my above car has a car alarm, and I can't figure it out, does anyone know how to disarm it?
I had the same thing happen right when I picked up m rig.. (2002) they made me pay for parts, but the labor was picked up.. any yeah, it does not sound like a fun one..
My car: 2002 3.5 liter Diamante Milage: 60,000 exterior: green interior: beige leather Purchased: 2003 Milage at purchase: 12,000 Price: $14,000 Only problem: heater core OR hoses, gaskets FOG WAS ON ALL WINDOWS ODOR DAMPNESS UNDER THE DRIVER'S FEET BUT: I have been unable to determine which side the heater core is actually on. It seems that the hoses could come around on the driver's side, and gaskets could cause leakage. ... Read More
I had antifreeze leakage on the driver's side carpet, odor and residue on inside of the windows -fog. (2002, 6 cyl., 3.5 liter). The Mitsubishi Service "greeter" told me the the heater core was on the passenger side and that the dampness under the driver's feet might be from a hole - going through water! I had a mechanic who fixed only heater cores replace it. He told me he had ... Read More
Yes, I am still here. I only visit a few times a month, though, as traffic has dwindled to a few mechanical questions that would require further diagnosis in order to properly respond. My 1999 Diamante is still running perfectly, with over 51,000 miles and no problems. My brake rotors are original and still perfect. It runs just like the day I bought it and I still enjoy driving it every ... Read More
The Diamante Owners Site is currently down for upgrade, but I had some of the articles copied into a Word document, so here is what I have: MITSUBISHI MOTORSALES OF AMERICA, Inc. 6400 KATELLA AVENUE CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA 90630-5208 (714) 372-6000 (310) 493-1235 TELEFAX (714) 373-1020 TELEX 683453 MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 6400 CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA 90630-0064 The next release of Tech Talk will have the following information regarding a possible fix for ... Read More
Hello everyone: I'm seriously considering a 2001 or 2002 Diamante with around 40,000 miles. I've always thought the car was beautiful and I've rented the Diamante a few times. I'm well aware of the depreciation on the car--that's my motivation for buying used. What should I expect in terms of wear, repairs service, etc. At what mileage am I looking for major service? What's a fair price? I realize ... Read More
Exports of Magna to US axed July 28, 2004 - 5:34PM Exports of the Adelaide-built Mitsubishi Magna to the United States have been axed. The decision from Mitsubishi America is another blow to the Australian carmaker which has already announced the shutdown next year of its engine plant in Adelaide and the loss of about 350 jobs at its nearby assembly line. It also comes as sales of the Magna ... Read More
The 1997 had a service bulletin for a transmission upgrade to improve shift feel. Even including that issue, the Diamante has had an excellent reliability rating, including the transmission, for all years. Please see the Diamante ratings at http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/default.aspx?state=used&mak- e=Mitsubishi&model=Diamante&src=category#used You will see that every year of Diamante gets the full five green marks for tops in reliability. Clicking on the green bar for each year will take you to the ... Read More
I am from Kuwait. I have a Mitsubishi Magna which is the same as Diamante, year 2002.It comes in full options. Only 10000 miles. My problem is transmission many times doesn't shift to the 4th gear until the rpm reaches over 4000. I guess it's because of the learning transmission but it needs alot to learn. I have a vibration around 60 m/h ever since I bought it. tires were replaced ... Read More
7-27-02 I purchased 2002 D-LS with 4 miles on it. The first thing I noticed was the strange shift,I took it back and they told me it was the memory for two drivers and they reset it. With in a month the crise control went out and I took it back still complaining of the transmission. Cruise control replaced. The car continued to have shifting problems. It was finally torn down ... Read More
dimascio -- Your noise may indeed by the sound of the valving in the shock absorbers. Small road undulations can make a shock give out a faint "doodle-doodle-doodle" sound - not really a rattle. A loose sway bar mounting or loose other suspension bolt could also cause such a noise. But do not let a mechanic touch any suspension bolts with an impact wrench. They should only be checked and tightened ... Read More
I purchased a 2002 Diamante last Sept. The car has about 4000 miles now with no problems except for an irritating noise/rattle that sounds like something maybe internal to the shock absorber or absorbers. It is only noticeable at low speeds, say 20 mph, on very small undulations in the road surface. It is a dull thumping noise like something is hitting the body pan or frame. I think it is ... Read More
There are no known problems with the Diamante transmission. I have a 1999 with 31,000 miles, my wife has a 2002 with 9,000 miles, friends of mine with Diamantes ranging from 92-2000 model years with mileages up to 180,000 have had no transmission problems. According to the reliability records on autos.msn.com, all reported years of the Diamante have an excellent reliability record, with no reported trouble areas. See http://autos.msn.com/vip/usedoverview.aspx?make=Mitsubishi&mo- del=Diamante&src=LeftNav
Talk to mecanic today he said to stay away from the Mitsubishi Diamante LS Sedan because they have big time tranmission problems the auto is an head ache Please let me know if this is so my email is email@example.com any feedback would be helpful before making the decission on buying. I have a great chance to buy a pretty auto just wanted to make sure it would be the right ... Read More
What's the magic you guys have? I have a 2002 Diamante and never got better than 22 MPH, even that on a 270 miles no-stop trip, all on cruise control. I use premium gas. Is there any special fuel add-on you use. I will be using this car for commuting (45 miles one way) and would appreciate any tip to make fuel consumption better. I spoke with a local Mitsubishi dealership ... Read More
http://www.fastlane.com.au/News_Mitsubishi/NZ_COTY_2002.htm but I thought you fellow Diamante owners would get a kick out of it.
mcaparso -- You can read all you ever wanted to know about brake pulsation at http://www.geocities.com/diamanteowner/article2.htm I have two Diamantes, a 1999 with 29,000 miles and a 2002 with 5,000 miles and neither has ever had a problem with brake pulsation. Same goes for a friend that had two, a 1992 that she traded at 75,000 miles and the current 2000 model she has with 20,000 miles. The tales of brake ... Read More
Did you experience brake pulsation, or did you just ask the dealer to measure runout? If the brakes were fine, the dealer may not have correctly measured runout and turned your rotors unnecessarily. If the brakes were pulsating, that is caused by variations in disk thickness, which takes about 3,000-5,000 miles to develop after a disk is warped. That fits in your case of 4,000 miles. That would mean that the ... Read More
Amen to your comments about donating to such a worthy charity. I already put my checkbook where my mouth is and did so on 9/12 as soon as the shock wore off. My comment regarding 0-60 was a question of someones opinion who usually and accurately refers to facts. I just found that surprising. My point in the post above was not to rag on the Diamante however to point out ... Read More
I know your love of the Diamante, and I share it but let's get the facts straight. I owned my '98 until earlier this year. Having said that the Infiniti I30 is rated 0-60 @ 7.8 to 8 seconds. Are you then saying that the Diamante will pull a 6.8 to 7 second 0-60?????? I know my '98 Diamante timed on my Gtech Pro ran a consistent 7.9 to 8.2 which ... Read More
The 2002 is a "freshening" of the current model run and is expected to continue until 2004. In 2005 a complete redesign is due. As far as I know, the decision has not been made as to the source of the new model. It could still be based on the Magna/Verada from Australia, or on a global platform to be used for several cars, including the Galant. The "platform" is the ... Read More
What most Americans do not realize is that the Diamante in Japan and Australia does have a lot of the same modern technology as its competitors, including in-dash navagation, auto-stick transmission and gasoline direct injection (GDI). Since the Diamante is not sold through a separate dealer network like Toyota does with Lexus, Nissan does with Infiniti and Honda does with Acura, Mitsubishi has to keep the price point attractive and that ... Read More
taurus2--As I interpret the line in Automobile Magazine, these are the "last waning days" of the current model run. The current model started in 1997 and is expected to run until 2004 or 2005, so Mitsubishi has done a mid model run "freshening" on the front and rear of the car. If the link is still there on this page, (upper left under Additional Resources) click it to see the video ... Read More
camon -- I just turned 20,000 miles on my 1999 Diamante and the brakes are still perfect. If the runout was properly checked and found to be at or near zero and the lugs were torqued using the proper procedure (i.e. not after an impact wench was used) then I wonder if you have a problem with the surface of the alloy wheels that mates with the hub. If the wheel ... Read More
I have a brochure on the 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante. I received it from Mitsubishi of Australia and the only three changes are the front and rear fascia which looks like a older model Pontiac Grand Prix. The last change is that it has a tiptronic transmission which allows you to switch from automatic to a clutchless manual mode. My feelings are if they don't improve the nonresponsive and inept transmission that ... Read More
It'll be interesting to see what the "performance upgraded" model has to offer at the beginning of next year but subjectively, I think that the "freshened styling" of the 2002 model is a step backward. Of course, I'll reserve my final judgement until I see one in person but I think that they've turned an already blandly styled car into an ugly one (at least from the front). Competition is very ... Read More
RE 2002 Diamante'... Hey gang.. I just checked the supplied link by twoof1 and wanted to reply. I was at the NY Auto Show this weekend and saw BOTH Diamante's... What is portrayed as a "red Galant" in the link, is actually called the 2002 Diamante' VR-X.. Look closely and you'll see it's not a Galant. Up close and personal it is sharp and it was right hand drive.. Looked under ... Read More
Check out the pre-release photo of the 2002 Diamante complete with "Carl Malden" nose treatement. http://www.autoshowny.com/newproducts1.cfm?manufac=Mitsubishi
In the past some of you Diamante fans have asked when the Diamante model will change. The Diamante is imported from Australia where it is called the Verada. Looking at the current Verada gives a hint of what they may export for a Diamante in the future. Though the 2001 model remains unchanged, there is supposed to be a facelift in 2002 or 2003. So...what does the new Verada look like? ... Read More