mitsubishi challenger

Submitted: Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 20:18
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i have just purchased a challenger,and have a problem with it all ready.
as i drive down the road what sounds like the door lock soleniods keep switching on and off, some times it is every 5 mins and some times its pretty constant,
has any one else had this problem and what can we do about it.
also any general comments on the challenger would be welcome.
reagrd and thanks
mark.
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Reply By: Matt (W.A.) - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 20:34

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 20:34
Post the same Question on Vic Pajero Clubthey may be able to help you a bit more as its all about Bitsumishis!

Hope this helps.Keep It On The Rough Stuff

Matt (W.A.)
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Follow Up By: nu2oz - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:46

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:46
thanks for that matt
i,ll give them a try , is there a challenger club out there too?
mark (brisie)
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Reply By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 16:28

Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 16:28
Whered you buy it, I would be taking it back, or al least trawling thru the local Mitsi dealership looking for answersSo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: nu2oz - Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 17:15

Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 17:15
taking it in on monday to mits dealer,its still in warrananty by 600 k.
i,ll post the result.
mark
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Reply By: Murfa - Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 17:09

Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 17:09
Hey there nu2oz. I purchased a nwe mitsubishi challenger in September 2002. Great, capable medium sized 4wd. havn't had any problem with mine, and have made 3 big trips in it off road already. I havn't heard of any problems like this yet, and a few others on here havn't either. Qick question though, did you buy it new or second hand, and if so does it have the leaf springs, or coil springs on the rear. I have heard the leaf sprung older models had a few problems, mine is the coil spung, and have had no such problems. If new or still under warranty, take it back to mitsubishi, maybe you just happened to get the lemon in the batch, and in that case they should replace it or fix it, I know mine has 6 years, 175,000 km warranty. As for challenger clubs, I don't believe there is one, but if you live in Queensland - I'm from brisvagas, then I know a few people who would be interested, as the vehicle itself is very capable in all conditions.
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Reply By: nu2oz - Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 17:21

Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 17:21
hi murfa
its a coil spring ,i,m off to the dealer on monday hoping its somthing simple,and that the 100,000 k 3 year warranty covers it, i,ve got 600 k and 1 month to play with, not much aye.thanks for your response.
regards nu2oz
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Reply By: Willie - Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 20:32

Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 20:32
I met a bloke a while back with the same problem with a Nissan GQ. His electric windows would also go up and down intermittently. After a lot of searching by a range of experts including Nissan themselves an auto sparky in Alice Springs found a crook fusible link. A loose wire...so simple but often overlooked.

Cheers,

Willie
Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: nu2oz - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 09:01

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 09:01
thanks willie
hope fully mits will look for these things if not i,ll be looking my self so all tips and ideas are being listed and noted.
nu2oz
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 21:57

Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 21:57
I havent had your problem in Mitz , but it often happens on EF falcons , all it is , is a faulty actuator , to find wich one , you have to disconect them 1 by 1 to see which one is causing the problem .Craigs hut 2003
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Follow Up By: nu2oz - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 09:03

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 09:03
thanks craig
more too add to my search list all help is greatly appreciated,
regards
nu2oz
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Reply By: macca - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:13

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:13
I have a oct 02 xs challenger and haven't had any dramas with it yet andt hat is after some very serious off road games. would be interested to hear what Mr Bitchy's answer to the problem is. Keep us posted.
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Reply By: Bitsumishin - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 21:53

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 21:53
I've had a rear leaf model for about 2 years & done nearly 100,000kms in it including Gibb River Rd and Steep Point towing a Cavalier camper. The storage in the back was a bit ordinary till I ripped out the rediculous sized trays they provide. It's also a mungrel having to take out the camping gear to wind down the spare tyre. I've had a few problems but really love it & generally it competes pretty well with the "Real 4x4's" (not my words). I had a baffle go in the fuel tank which turned out to be a blessing because I picked up a 115 litre tank for about half the price of a genuine replacement. I also had problems with the central locking but in my case it was the guy who fitted the cruise control. There is a little black box under the dash tucked right in front of the grommet to the engine bay. He shoved a screwdriver through to feed the wiring in and damaged the black box. I also had diff locks fitted to the rear which compensates for the lack of wheel travel. Hope you fix yours and love it too
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