Question about 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT

1 Answer

Unreliability of the 3000GT (GTO)

Hiya!
I am considering buying a Mitsubishi GTO having wanted one for years. I am however slightly put off because I've been told they are extremely unreliable & expensive to fix. Apparently they have major transmission issues as well as ECU problems. I am looking at all models between 91-99 but have been told to avoid the VR4 because the torque is supposed to be too powerful for the 4WD shafts. How true is all this & what should I watch for?
MANY THANKS!

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,309 Answers

The general rule is don't buy a toy if you cannot afford to repair it, a buddy of mine really wanted a lexus, he has to deal with $100.00 oil changes and his front brakes cost him $1500.00 , best thing is the car is going to last him 20 yrs or more, it is now 10 yrs old, still looks like new and runs like new, its paid for and now its only maintenance, so its your call

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

91 mitsubishi gto has random engine cut out.


Does this car have its original ECU? I ask this because this and a number of early 1990s Mitsubishi cars/truckas had isses with capaciors leaking. In truth I believe it is a matter of when and not if. As the ECU begins to fail the engine can begin to run poorly ( I speak from experience after changing both ECUs in my Montero and my son's Doge Stealth (3000GT) ) I did have an issue too with my son's Stealth running poorly, by good luck I happened to be looking under the hood with poor lighting and noticed a faint blue spark from the wiring leads by the coil after a good look I fould a wire would ground out when the engine was throttled; this caused the engine to torque slightly causing the wire to rub and finally ground out.
I hope this may have helped,
Tom

Oct 10, 2009 | 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT

2 Answers

My gto wont start


well for starters, it sounds like there is no spark because of maybe a bad coil pack or that whole unit. as for the flash code, sorry cannot help you there

Jul 20, 2009 | 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT

1 Answer

Changing door mirrors on Mitsubishi gto to folding type


Try gtouk.com or 3si.com as it isn't that simple as you need 2 extra wires running to your door and extra relays to control the folding action.

Jul 16, 2009 | 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT

1 Answer

Mitsubishi gto v6 1993


check any inlet pipes for leaks, also have you had a new timing belt fitted? if so double check that the timing marks all line up,you could also part any visible(and not so visible ) electrical connectors,clean and give a good spraying with wd40

May 26, 2009 | 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT

1 Answer

Mitsubishi gto kangaroo jumps when i accelerate


i would say your valves or valve guides are going out and need replaced, or your vacuum advance needs changed

May 07, 2009 | 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT

3 Answers

Power antenna motor on my 3000gt is out and i need instructions


Access is behind the left hand panel in the hatch/trunk area. (Your car is left hand drive, correct? Not a GTO?) Only have to remove a few screws to get to it. Then a couple more bolts to remove the antenna motor. No, they cannot be rebuilt, and new ones from Mitsu are VERY expensive. You might want to buy a generic model from Advance, Auto Zone or NAPA.

Apr 16, 2009 | 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT

1 Answer

1990 mitsubishi gto radio wiring


i have just put one in mine!

the only way you can do it if the plugs are not on, will
be to colour code the wires to pins. if you need the colour to pin codes
let me know.

All the best.

Aug 29, 2008 | 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT

2 Answers

Rear end thumping noise


Depending on the year of your gto it could be a buggered CV joint on one of your back wheels. All GTO/3000GT are four wheel drive but up to the mid to late 90's they had four wheel steering. The usual symptoms of a buggered CV joint are loud rattling and/or vibrating from the affected wheel at around 30 - 40 mph and often a loud clunk when cornering at low speed

Aug 12, 2008 | 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT

1 Answer

Transmission


have you contacted reputable transmission companies that deal in 3000gt Getrag transmissions.
try Kormex or some others from this list
http://www.stealth316.com/1-links-t.htm#j7

Jun 09, 2008 | 1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT

Not finding what you are looking for?
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT Logo

264 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mitsubishi Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

81423 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22359 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8841 Answers

Are you a Mitsubishi Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...