Question about 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer
Hi the problem you are having is with the heater matrix it mst be leaking what this is is a small radiator behind the center of the dashboard.
usually if thermostat has failed and stuck shut then the pressure builds up and can cause this rad to blow. so this will need checking as well.
But the problem is this job is a nightmare you have to take most of the center console out and most of the dash, its not for the novice to do as you need specialist tools and know a lot about electrics as their is a lot of wires that need unclipping to get the dash off.
but another thing you need to bare in mind is that the head gasket could have gone and this could be the reason the rad has also blown, its usually down to the thermostat but say 1 out of 10 times its due to the head gasket blowing.
please dont attempt this if you are a novice, if you are going to do it yourself then your going to need to get a haynes workshop manual to do the work as their is a lot involved and it will take a few days to do.
be warned it is a very big job
let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok
Posted on Aug 26, 2010
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