How to fix faulty 2004 Mitsu Galant Speedometer?

Asked by Dec 12, 2013 at 09:27 AM about the 2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi I just had my heating fixed on my 2004 Mitsubishi Galant. The mechanic had to remove the dashboard and replace 3 parts (heater control valve, blend door actuator and heater core). The heating works now, but my speedometer cluster is messed up. The RPM needle works, and so do the temperature and fuel tank indicators. However, the temperature indicator is slightly lower than where it should be, and the fuel tank needle is slightly higher than it should be. The speedometer needle is completely messed up and starts very low within the cluster, much below the 0 mark. It then picks up and goes to a maximum of 40 kph. It however doesn't pick up in a normal fashion. It doesnt seem to be just un-aligned and off the 0 position but a little weird in general. I am going to give it back to my mechanic soon to get it fixed but I thought I'd get some advice from you anyways. What could be the problem? My mechanic told me to open up the cluster on my dash and try to re-align the needle by hand (while the car is off), which I did, but as soon as I turned the car back on, the needle went haywire and fell back below the mark. Please advise, thanks!

Waqas

2 Answers

5,885

I could try and solve this for you but you need to take it back and have them fix what they messed up, if they messed something up in the process of fixing something then its on them to make it right again,, but sounds to me like something got disconnected or broke when they had your dash apart though

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
5,885

and that's some bad advice from your mechanic to realign the speedometer by hand like that,,, he should of said im sorry mam/ir bring it back in well make this right,,, take it back and pitch a fit til they fix it,, and if they absolutely refuse bring up court lawyers etc, this is their problem to fix not yours,,, that is if it was all good before you took it in that is

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Mitsubishi Galant Questions

Mitsubishi Galant Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 730
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 680
#3 Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster
Reputation 540
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Lancer
49 Great Deals out of 5,788 listings starting at $2,999
Used Toyota Camry
1,091 Great Deals out of 96,268 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,613 listings starting at $899
Used Nissan Altima
1,087 Great Deals out of 82,558 listings starting at $670
Used Honda Civic
667 Great Deals out of 77,417 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
23 Great Deals out of 1,518 listings starting at $2,498
Used Nissan Maxima
347 Great Deals out of 25,223 listings starting at $1,400
Used Hyundai Sonata
606 Great Deals out of 51,095 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Impala
793 Great Deals out of 34,384 listings starting at $799
Used Toyota Corolla
873 Great Deals out of 74,424 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
23 Great Deals out of 632 listings starting at $14,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,006 Great Deals out of 85,672 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series
1,372 Great Deals out of 37,826 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mitsubishi Outlander
55 Great Deals out of 8,677 listings starting at $2,250
Used Kia Optima
516 Great Deals out of 31,026 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
70 listings starting at $5,999
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 41 listings starting at $4,995
2010 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
30 listings starting at $3,791
2009 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 118 listings starting at $1,995