Question about 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse
My Spyder runs hot when using the A/C, also spikes then drops quickly going from below 1500 rpm then above.
Rear rattle suggestions
1998 Mitsubishi ECLIPSE 98 - Rear Suspension > SUSPENSION : REAR [Part 022000 ]
TSB No: TSB9934001 Replacement: TSB9834001 NHTSA ID: 4277 , February 01, 1999
Summary: customers may complain of a squeaking, a hard rubbing noise, and / or a light tapping or knocking sound from the rear suspension when driving over bumps.
1998 Mitsubishi ECLIPSE 98 - Suspension > SUSPENSION [Part 020000 ]
TSB No: TSB9834001 Replacement: NHTSA ID: 1521 , May 01, 1998
Summary: procedures for repairing abnormal noises from the rear suspension.
This problem can be caused by dried out suspension bushings. These bushings are little rubber pieces that go around the ends of the your suspension parts like your sway bar and control arms. A quick rememdy to test would be to jack up the back of the car, and spray all the bushings liberally with silicone spray. Once the spray works its way into the rubber, the rattling/creaking noise should go away. The other possible problem could be worn shocks or coil springs Good Luck To You
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
Well, the first thing that you should check into for this is whether your a/c pulley is free spinning. If you take the belt off of it, you should be able to spin it fairly easily. If it doesn't, then you may have a clutch problem and may need to replace the pump. If it looks good, then look into when you last had the thermostat replaced, if ever. This is a cheap part to replace, though a pain sometimes. It controls the coolant for when the engine gets too warm, it lets more in and it may be getting stuck and not opening like it used to.
Other things to check would be fluid levels on everything, oil, transmission fluid, and coolant especially.
Let me know what you find.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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