Asked by Apr 30, 2017 at 11:51 PM about the 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car heats up after accelerating to 80 I have to
slow down that way the temp could go down..
since I placed the license plate in the center gap of
the bumper I'm thinking it doesn't cool the radiator
as fast..... any suggestions

3 Answers


Have you checked the coolant level in the radiator/overflow tank? Was your water pump replaced with your timing belt the last time it was done? Are your cooling fans noticably coming on when your engine is up to full operating temp or when your A/C is on? (they usually sound like a jet taking off when they're working right on the eclipse platform, haha)

Coolant is ok...water pump and timing belt has been changed not that long ago also bought new thermostat and radiator cap....I burped the system but I dnt know if it's the right way to do it..... that's why I was asking if it could be the license plate stopping air flow towards the radiator


No, not the license plate, but here is how to purge the cooling system... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpXgAJ1gjU

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Eclipse in your area?

CarGurus has 897 nationwide Eclipse listings starting at $1,800.


Mitsubishi Eclipse Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Daniel Foster
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
4 Great Deals out of 380 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
10 Great Deals out of 524 listings starting at $14,000
Used Ford Mustang
274 Great Deals out of 38,355 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
356 Great Deals out of 53,231 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Camaro
236 Great Deals out of 30,155 listings starting at $4,980
Used Mitsubishi 3000GT
78 listings starting at $5,500
Used Honda Civic Coupe
122 Great Deals out of 10,479 listings starting at $750
Used BMW 3 Series
935 Great Deals out of 33,171 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT For Sale
3 listings starting at $11,995
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT For Sale
16 listings starting at $4,500
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT For Sale
18 listings starting at $4,898

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.