What is the average life of a Lancer 2003 automatic transmission? thanks.

Asked by May 20, 2015 at 01:34 PM about the 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Well, being a Mitsubishi, I would not expect it to last 100,000. You know how Chryslers had horrible transmissions? Those were all made by Mitsubishi/of a Mitsubishi design.

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My '03 Lancer has over 120,000 miles on it. Zero problems so far.

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prob at least 200k i would think unless you beat on it.

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well the reason why chryslers transmissions are horrible is because they buy them from mitsubishi they dont make there own so what do they do? they buy them with the cheapest and lowest parts possible to save on cost. So that doesnt mean that mitsubishi cars have bad transmission because they make there own.

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Honestly it all depends on how well you take care of them. Change the fluid and filter regularly, don't abuse it, keep the coolant regularly changed and filled too, and you will get 200-300k easy.

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well i have a 02 lancer and i have put 2 transmissions in it. you can change the filter unless you wana pay a tran shop $1500 more or less to drop it out and pull the trans out and pull the case apart and put the new one in. its a real painin the a$$ if you dont know what you doing. the trans that came with tha car exploded on my girl friend on her way to work that planetary gear split on it. and the trans that i just pulled out the passenger side cv bearing went bad it was cheeper to get a nem trans then replacing the bearing. so all and all if it goes again i am going to put a standard trans in it. there just junk lol

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This is exactly what happened to me....


i have an 03 lancer with 175k on it and the transmission just went out. I had to replace the o2 sensor about 10k ago other than that it is a very reliable car

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I also have lancer 03, at 1,23k some thing z wrong in its gear N is blinking and car is stuck seems to be in one gear, allow speed 40km/hr when i checked on computer the it said is: line sol. open. Is there any expert told me about this fault/error

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I need to know the functions of each gear of 2003 Mitsubishi lancer transmission

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mine has 220 k on it and is still fine ... knock on wood lol

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I just replaced my 2003 Lancer with 130 K km pressure plate and clutch the third times.


I have an 03' lancer es manual Trans, and I bought it at 71k miles...it now has 227k miles on it...I've only spent about 3k on it over the 9 years I've owned it, but with regular oil changes, and no tune ups, it's starting to run rough, but what do u expect...with proper maitence, the car should run at least 500k miles...but most people are idiots behind the wheel, so...it gets also warm my engine up 5 min before I drive it every day...no matter what the weather is like...

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I got over 250,000 miles out of my 2003 Lancer Oz Rally transmission.... and the only reason the transmission needed to be replaced is because of something stupid that I did. To pass an annoying driver, I changed into a lower gear to gain speed. A week or so later, my transmission went out. Please don't do this with your car. It cost me over $2,000 to replace it.

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I got my lancer 02 manual transmission at 128,000 miles and now it has 194,000 miles on it with everything up to date on all maintenance. I run the hell out of it and just recently got the transmission replaced because of the bearing were all going out and making my clutch go out every year. Weird thing is I bought this car and a week later my clutch went out. No one would tell me y until I took it to a family mechanic and he told me it was the bearings from the tranny. I only spent $800 on transmission parts and labor that's including the clutch and all the motor mounts being replaced. But my car has never left me stranded and now that it's hitting almost the 200,000 mark I don't know if it will make it pass that.

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I have 2005 Mitsubishi lancer Es with 1,1111 miles had to replace ac and alternator and radiator plastic side hade a crack engine run super real quite engine no back fire no spark knock no after run when key is off same plug wire same spark plugs same roater cap same water pump ,,,use high test gas tail pipe of the car is clean no black same as day on going on 11 years runs super


My lancer 1999 mileage is now 396,321 still running fine.

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I bought my daughter's 02 Lancer at 60,000mi........I now have 214,000...:).....and still running great!.....burning some oil now, and only replaced the plastic radiator and driver-side CV joint......1 tune-up and 1 tranny fluid change.....everything still working, though I had to recharge ac myself last week....hope it holds.....Edmund's says car's worth $1200, so do I sell for what I can get, or drive it til it's dead lead- sled, then worth maybe $100 at a salvage yard? :/

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2003 Oz Rally with 280,000 mi still counting.... and still running well

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My LANCER 1,3 97' had 600000 km,one water pump,three camshaft belts no tensioner changed,no oil consumption ,same oil in the gearboks from factory,all my friends had riden it many times I oveer rev it to the rev limiter like crazy,its second LANCER I have before had 91 model 1,512 valve carburator,no problems perfect car ,if I didnt put engine cleaner from STP in it will go milion km..for me MITSU is No 1 car..I looking to by L200 fot my dirt bikes to transport..

dont stop now


My 2009 Lancer has 311,988 miles on it. No problems at all.

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asalaamu alayqum warehmatullahi wabarakatahu. my lancer 2012 did 44,099 miles and then i had to replac clutch, timing belt, gearbox and a cylinder on it, the cars worth 5,500 grand and i had to spend 8 grand to repair it but how come my model is from the year 2012 and did less than 50 k miles and then it screwed up ?????????????????????????????

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my lancer sedan year of manufacture 2006 has 350000 km and except regular service i have no any problems.

2002 Oz Rally just broke the timing belt at 280,000. Only major repair was the exhaust manifold. NHTSA had no complaints found for that model year, I believe.

I have a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS and I just hit 190,000 miles. Original Transmission and Engine. I commute 50 miles to and from work Monday-Friday, and I definitely don't baby her. The only complaint I have is that the tip of the hood is beginning to rust. I don't plan on addressing the rust since I'm not sure how much longer I'll have the car for, but I'm hoping to make it to 200k.

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