2003 Mitsubishi Lancer - Answered Questions & Fixed issues
Car acts like its not getting fuel car cranks but
On your '03 Mitsubishi lancer, if you have tried the other (cheaper) possible culprits, to no avail, you are pretty much left with replacing the fuel pump. On this model it is actually easier than you may think. There is an access point to the fuel pump under the rear seat on the driver side. Easy now, before getting gung-ho and just unhooking wiring harnesses and hoses, remember these lines are under pressure. Prior to locating the access port, turn your ignition to the on position and then proceed to locate the fuel pump relay. Remove the relay and either 1. Crank car and let it run until it cuts off or 2. Disconnect the fuel line under the hood to release the pressure in the line. Either way is sufficient but I prefer the "let-r-die" method myself. No proceed to removing the housing mount bolts, wiring harnesses and hoses. Instillation is the reverse of the removal. Once everything is secure and replaced(pump relay) turn the key to the on position and back about 4 or 5 times before cranking. Should purr like a kitten!
IM also adding the pump diagram as reference if any uncertainties arise. Hope this helps someone with their fuel issue!
on Jul 29, 2019
The horn on my 2003 lancer would not stop going
A couple of things to try, it may be that your car has an alarm that has been triggered, and the horn is the announcement indicating an 'attempted' theft.
So you can try to find out if this is the case.
If the battery has been drained sufficiently to 'confuse' the electronics, then one way I was able to work around this was to disconnect the main battery and wait a few mins, then reconnect it. The alarm may clear or trigger again.
Sometimes by using your remote you can clear this condition or using your key in the driver side keyhole and going the steps (for my car it was to lock and unlock), for others it could be doing something like this in sequence.
The last resort is to disconnect the horn. (of course then you have no horn and in New York City..this can be a real problem)..good luck
on May 15, 2017
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