Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Mitsubishi

2008 Mitsubishi convertible rear bow is up in air and will

Customer Question
not come down. top will...
2008 Mitsubishi convertible rear bow is up in air and will not come down. top will fold down all the way and boot will cover top. help
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Mitsubishi
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
11/10/2015
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Doug, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
Doug
Doug, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mitsubishi
Satisfied Customers: 8,635
Experience: Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician
Verified

Hi,

Am I understanding correctly that you can fully retract the top without issue, but when you try to close the top it reaches the point where the roof is extended to the windshield, the 5th bow is up, the tonneau is down, and it won't drop the 5th bow?

Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
correct
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Top folds down correct but tops rear bow is stuck on stupid. thanks
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have contacted the dealer but there tech want be back in till Monday.
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Doug, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Thanks.

In this instance it is nearly certain you are going to have a sticking switch on the rear latch panel. The rear latch panel is the vertical panel mounted directly against the back seat area that the two tonneau strikers attach to.

Under normal operation, the top simply moves straight through a series of motions checking to see if each switch along the way is in the correct position to proceed to the next step. With it stopping with the tonneau down and 5th bow up, yet retracting all the way normally, this really only leaves the latch panel as your suspect.

To verify 100% you would need a topstack compatible scan tool to read the switch inputs as it moves, however there is a quick check you can do that has often useful results.

Open the tonneau (you can either just open the tonneau or retract the top fully but stop with the tonneau up) and then turn the key off so the top ecu doesn't time out.

Looking at the back seat you will see the two latches where the tonneau locks in. Looking carefully at them you will see a black plastic lever in front of each... this is the switch lever that tells the ecu the tonneau is down all the way and allowed to drop the 5th bow.

Spray some WD40 in both latches to saturate the switch area, then use your finger to work the plastic lever on/off multiple times vigorously. This will often free a sticking switch.

Once satisfied, check operation again and see if it is resolved.

Note that this is not a permanent fix.... if the latch panel switch stuck like it definitely sounds like, the latch panel will require replacement (or if you have an electronics supply near you then you may be able to match up the cherry switch with a replacement.... from Mitsubishi you can only get the whole panel though).

Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
there is no plastic plastic elver on the passenger side the one on the drivers side is working freely it does have a clicking on drivers side.
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Doug, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

If there is only one, you already have the updated panel (They dropped to a single switch after mid production 2007, so 2008s are 50/50).
Go ahead and do the same procedure anyway on the one lever... note that the clicking and free movement is not indicative of anything, when these fail they do not show any symptoms other than stopping before the 5th bow can drop.

If there is no change you will be forced to get it on a scan tool to find out what switch is not operating... again it is extremely likely it will be the latch switch though. In the interim you can close the top manually by accessing the manual valve in the storage bin (passenger side of the top storage area) and loosening it, this will free the hydraulic lines and allow you to manually shut the tonneau and 5th bow. To latch them you will need to use the top tool in the rear speaker grill to manually operate the three locks (one over the speaker, one in each B pillar area... the owners manual will have instructions with photos to help out).

Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Ask Doug Your Own Question
Doug
Doug
Doug, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mitsubishi
Satisfied Customers: 8,635
8,635 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician

Doug is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Doug

Doug

ASE Certified Technician

8,635 satisfied customers

Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

312 satisfied customers

ASE Master tech 15+ years

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ase master

205 satisfied customers

30 yrs foriegn and domestic, gas and diesel

Jake

Jake

Automotive Technician

195 satisfied customers

Experienced collision repair technician, Pulaski Tech graduate and DSM hobbyist.

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

160 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Mitsubishi Mechanic

104 satisfied customers

17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.

AMD

AMD

Master Technician

48 satisfied customers

L1 Advanced Level Diagnostics Specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Mitsubishi Questions
Tcl light tcl light antilock light and cruise light on dash.
Tcl light tcl light antilock light and cruise light on dash. No acceleration when in gear … read more
Jake
Jake
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
195 satisfied customers
I have a hole in my upper oil pan after going thru a creek
I have a hole in my upper oil pan after going thru a creek with rocks. Don't know if something inside shot out and made the hole or what but my 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor is not running. It's turns over… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
160 satisfied customers
I have a Mitsubishi Lancer 2011 And problem is that ac
Hi guys I have a Mitsubishi Lancer 2011 And problem is that ac doesn't work By pressing the ac on button There is no codes at ac control module and no codes at ECM Fuses all fine ECM was replaced and … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
160 satisfied customers
I have a Mitsubishi Pajero year 2008, Model:VP6WLNDFL,
Hi, I have a Mitsubishi Pajero year 2008, Model:VP6WLNDFL, Diesel, manual drive, Done only 70,000 km, VIN:JMYLNV96W8J001680. … read more
Peter Zavarelli
Peter Zavarelli
General auto certifications
269 satisfied customers
4wd light blinks. When vehicle is in 2wd, light blinks
Have looked up the problem and it seems the freewheel front differential solenoid valve is wrong … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
160 satisfied customers
While driving after periods of time for no reason my gearbox
Hi, while driving after long periods of time for no reason my gearbox shifts into Neutral. The "N" and "D" light's are on and the car is in Neutral. If you shift back to Netural then out again it seem… read more
Greg
Greg
Shop owner, technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,523 satisfied customers
Car is running and keys are out. Won't open. It's cold. 2015
To open with fob and other door with key. Car is running … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
160 satisfied customers
2002 Montero will operate in Reverse, bit won't go into gear
2002 Montero will operate in Reverse, bit won't go into gear in Drive. … read more
JOHN aka Eauto
JOHN aka Eauto
self employed
High School or GED
10,348 satisfied customers
2001 3.0 spyder oil leak, I replaced valve cover gasgets,
2001 3.0 spyder oil leak , I replaced valve cover gasgets , oil on outside of power steering hose , oil burning off rear exhaust manifold after long up hill pull and idling I cannot find source of lea… read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,672 satisfied customers
I have a 91 montero. The turn signals just quit working. I
I have a 91 montero. The turn signals just quit working. I suspect the flasher, so bought a new one, but can't find anything that looks like it under the dash.… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
4,410 satisfied customers
Should I buy a brand new mitsubishi outlander SEL 2018. Is
Should I buy a brand new mitsubishi outlander SEL 2018. Is it an improved version of the car. I have heard there has been issues with reliability, but this one comes with a bumper to bumper warranty f… read more
Wayne Crawford
Wayne Crawford
3,864 satisfied customers
My check engine light is flashing for a time and then goes
My check engine light is flashing for a time and then goes solid then back to flashing. truck sounds ok except for a ticking sound when accelerating … read more
Peter Zavarelli
Peter Zavarelli
General auto certifications
269 satisfied customers
2000 Montero sport limited. auto tranny with manual 4 x4.
2000 Montero sport limited. auto tranny with manual 4 x4. Can I tow on ground or do I need a dolley … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,672 satisfied customers
I have a 1995 Mitsubishi 3000gt which has been in storage
I have a 1995 Mitsubishi 3000gt which has been in storage for two years. Old stereo system was changed prior to storage so I cannot enter security code in order to start car after replacing battery. H… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
4,410 satisfied customers
I am working on my daughter in laws 2004 Mitsubishi Endevor
Hi, I am working on my daughter in laws 2004 Mitsubishi Endevor AWD. I was working on trying to replace the driver side rear hub and the threads on the axle came off when we finally got the axle nut o… read more
JOHN aka Eauto
JOHN aka Eauto
self employed
High School or GED
10,348 satisfied customers
M y car went in the garage to-day and they phoned to sat
m y car went in the garage to-day and they phoned to sat there was a problem, the light was on all the time … read more
vwtech0405
vwtech0405
VW Technician
Associate Degree
9,666 satisfied customers
On a 2007 Mitsubishi Grandis, I have a check engine coming
On a 2007 Mitsubishi Grandis, I have a check engine coming on for Nr. 4 cylinder. Have replaced the plug and the coil. Has 145 psi compression, and … read more
Cesar Jimenez
Cesar Jimenez
Owner/CEO
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
85 satisfied customers
03 eclipse gt... Car lost all throttle power while driving
03 eclipse gt... Car lost all throttle power while driving but the power came back after I stepped on the gas pedal a few times. The codes p0340 and p0335 popped up along with a misfire in cylinder 2 … read more
vwtech0405
vwtech0405
VW Technician
Associate Degree
9,666 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x