How do I solve a power steering pressure sensor "Service Engine Soon" light?

35

Asked by Apr 08, 2016 at 04:45 PM about the 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Service Engine light on for Power Steering Pressure Sensor but pressure is
good. Car shudders intermittently for no apparent reason, especially after
it's fully warmed up. Do I need a new pressure sensor or should I be going
down a different route of diagnosis? If the new sensor is the answer, where
the heck can I find one. No one stocks it and replacement PS pumps don't
include the sensor, except from the dealer at...$847.00!!

6 Answers

107,375

Odd usually a PSS will turn on the check engine light not the service engine. That being said you looking for the pressure switch that is screwed into the pressure line from the power steering pump, also check for damaged or loose wiring, these switches don't fail very often but they do fail. Or if you just want to take a chance just replace the switch, be careful and not get anything in the lines during the procedure as that would be bad.

107,375

What was the code you got that sends you to the switch?

35

Eclipse equivalent of "Check Engine" Light is labeled "Service Engine Soon". Same thing...only different. :-) Switch is not of the "in-line" variety. It screws directly into the side of the PS Pump housing. Installed a recycled pump and switch. Light stayed off for about 60 -90 minutes of drive time over 2 day period. Then "Bam"...It's back. Not sure what the code was. My mechanic scanned and advised. he said the pressure output was fine under load and not, so system was functioning but sensor/switch was not operating correctly. I can get the code later and post. I do have it at home.

35

Switch is not available anywhere...except from the dealer when purchasing a new PS Pump...at the aforementioned cost of $847.00. Ouch!!!

2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GS 2.4. WHERE IS POWER STEERING SENSOR

Will a power steering pump from a 98 eclipse work on a 2003 eclipse?

Your Answer

Eclipse

Looking for a Used Eclipse in your area?

CarGurus has 1,138 nationwide Eclipse listings starting at $1,999.

ZIP:

Mitsubishi Eclipse Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,660
  • #2
    Daniel Foster
    Reputation
    740
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    490
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
10 Great Deals out of 477 listings starting at $2,300
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
13 Great Deals out of 590 listings starting at $10,500
Used Ford Mustang
430 Great Deals out of 41,722 listings starting at $1,488
Used Mitsubishi Lancer
46 Great Deals out of 4,413 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan 350Z
32 Great Deals out of 1,140 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
506 Great Deals out of 30,983 listings starting at $995
Used INFINITI G35
57 Great Deals out of 2,854 listings starting at $1,100
Used Honda Civic
689 Great Deals out of 53,640 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Civic Coupe
178 Great Deals out of 11,023 listings starting at $1,695
Used BMW 3 Series
1,103 Great Deals out of 33,000 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS For Sale
19 listings starting at $5,540
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS For Sale
19 listings starting at $5,900
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 101 listings starting at $3,477

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.