Trusted Mitsubishi Specialist Waterloo

Looking for a trusted Mitsubishi specialist in Waterloo? There are a number of common problems with Mitsubishi vehicles such as brake problems, transmission issues, and more. This article will walk you through what could be happening with your Mitsubishi. If you're looking for a Mitsubishi specialist in Kitchener-Waterloo, trust Hansma Automotive. Hansma has been servicing Mitsubishi vehicles for over 30 years. Contact the professionals at Hansma today to have your Mitsubishi serviced.

Trusted Mitsubishi Specialist Waterloo: 7 Common Problems

As with any vehicle manufacturer, there are problems commonly found throughout multiple vehicle models. Below are 7 common problems with Mitsubishi vehicles. If you are experiencing any of these problems, please contact Hansma immediately to have your problems resolved. 

1. Brake Pulsing

If there is a problem with the front brake rotors warping, you will feel a pulsing sensation when braking. If you feel a vibration in the whole car when braking or in the steering wheel, it could mean you have this issue. It happens because the brake pad isn't making even contact with the rotor. Resurfacing the affected rotors may correct the problem for the short term, but replacement is generally considered a longer term solution.

You could also hear a clattering noise when you brake. This can happen with the same problem, depending on the severity of the warped rotor. It is very common through normal wear and tear for brake rotors to wear down and need replacement. Typically this happens when your vehicle hits 90,000 kms but can happen much sooner depending on the type of driving you do. Be sure to contact the professionals at Hansma if you are experiencing a problem with your brakes and we will be sure to get it fixed for you. 

2. Automatic and Manual Transmission Problems

There are a number of automatic transmission problems that may develop as a result of an internal issue with the reverse clutch assembly. Replacement of the reverse clutch may be required as a result. Here are some common transmission problems.  

  • Clutch problems: If your clutch is slipping when you press it and not moving the car faster, your clutch may be worn out. 
  • Hard shifting, clashing gears or jumping out of gear: Manual transmissions can suffer from several types of shifting issues. 
  • Noise: Faulty manual transmissions can make many different noises. These include whining, growling and grinding. If you have any of these noises be sure to contact the professionals at Hansma. 
  • Vehicle won’t move: If the engine runs, but the car won’t move, the transmission may be to blame. 

If you experience any of these transmission issues contact Hansma today


3. Manual Transmission Synchronizer Problems

The manual transmission can become difficult to shift in many Mitsubishi models. This is commonly caused by binding between the synchronizer and the gear surface. According to RepairPal, a synchronizer is a manual transmission engagement assembly that rests between two gears and contains a set conical brass rings. When the brass rings are pressed together during a gear shift, they adjust and match the speed of the two gears, allowing them to smoothly engage. 

Manual transmission fluid can provide lubrication and act as a coolant for the transmission. If you are having a problem with your manual transmission contact Hansma today. 


4. Crankshaft Position Sensor

The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the car not to start or to stall out.

Typically the sensor can be replaced and this will resolve the problem. If this issue is happening, you will notice problems stalling out, illumination of the check engine light, or engine misfires.

The crankshaft position sensor send information to the ignition and engine processor, which determines when to fire the ignition. If you are having this issue, contact Hansma today


5. Stuck Sunroof

On many Mitsubishi models, the sunroof may become stuck in the closed position. Most commonly, the guides to the sunroof can be replaced. However, often this can be a recurring problem. If you have an issue with your sunroof, contact Hansma today


6. Vibration of The Steering Wheel

A vibration or shimmy in your steering wheel, or a pull of the vehicle to the left or the right is a common problem. Oftentimes this can mean a simple wheel alignment problem. This can range from just being an annoying problem to a full blown safety issue. Luckily, this is something you will definitely notice when driving. If you feel your car pulling to one side be sure to contact a professional today

Another issue that could be causing this kind of pull or vibration could be the front suspension or steering components. This is a more serious issue. If you are having an issue with a steering wheel shake or vehicle pull, the safest thing to do is contact Hansma today so that they can properly diagnose the problem and get it fixed. 


7. Broken Crankshaft Pulley Bolt 

The crankshaft pulley bolt may become loose or break in a vehicle which would cause loss of power steering and other related engine accessories. Often, issues like this will become vehicle recalls. However, one way to know if this is happening is if you hear a knocking noise in your vehicle or if things like power steering stop working. The crankshaft pulley is mounted on the end of the crankshaft. Its purpose is to turn the drive belts that operate the engine accessories (alternator, air conditioning compressor, etc.). When you bring your vehicle to a mechanic they will replace the bolt if necessary and properly torque the crankshaft bolt.

The Hansma Difference

At Hansma, we offer service with a difference. We have worked hard to gain a reputation for honesty and quality work. As Mitsubishi experts, trust the professionals at Hansma to only recommend and carry out the repairs that you actually need. We will let you know what you need done and when it should be done.

Our customers have come to consider us as their mechanic friend, and as your mechanic friend, we promise to give you top-notch service at reasonable and competitive rates. Click here to meet our friendly team, read our testimonials, and contact us today and find out about the Hansma service difference for yourself. We are open every weekday from 8 AM to 6 PM. Come see us at 88 Shoemaker St. in Kitchener, Ontario.

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Posted on May 16, 2018 .