Mitsubishi Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Is the sound dependent on engine RPM (Rev the engine, frequency increases)?
Do you have a stethoscope you can use to listen to the pulleys on the engine as well as valve covers etc to try to narrow down the origin?
Thanks, ***** ***** increased RPM you are noticing the sound get fainter, not just drowned out by other noises right?When was the last time the oil was changed and how frequently is it usually changed?
My concern with the oil is that this vehicle... Mitsubishis of this era in general... are extremely sensitive to oil condition. To the point, the lash adjusters develop noise as early as 3500 miles in most cases, sometimes sooner if the vehicle is regularly stretched to long intervals.
Unfortunately I will not be taking phone calls this evening. If you would like I can opt out in case someone else is able to take a call tonight for you.With regard to running behavior... the lash adjusters will not affect the running condition when they are noisy, supposing that were it.
With regard to timing belt area... if the hydraulic tensioner fails they get real tappy, however they will not usually get quieter over a certain RPM like lash adjusters do.
If you would like respond back here tomorrow morning/afternoon and I should be able to make a clearing for a call. In the mean time if you are able to take a video of it that would actually be even better; audio over the phone is incredibly difficult to interpret compared to recorded video due to the quality of audio for phone communication.
Hi,I didn't provide any answers at all, as I never heard back from you so I never had an opportunity to even hear the noise!
I'm glad you were able to get it squared away, may I ask what the problem was?With regard to charges... I charged nothing of you at all (in fact it is impossible for me to get paid without providing an answer). You paid a deposit on the site, a deposit which is still there and was never used. You can have the deposit refunded by contacting customer service, or you can leave it on the site if you wish to use it in the future.
Oh no aggravation, I'm sorry if that came across wrong!
Thanks for letting me know what it was; great thing you caught it.Again your deposit is unused on the site still, you can leave it there for the future or have it refunded. If you would like I can send the refund request for you.