The Mitsubishi motors are mounted in the same orientation as the first generation cars. It has front engine placement and front-wheel drive. A unique version of the 2G Eclipse was sold in some countries. The Eclipse is one of the last survivors in the inexpensive sports coupe class. Two new powertrain options were available, a 147 hp 110 kW 2. Notable negatives include acceleration problems in some models, poor interior quality, and a small backseat.
The Eclipse is one of the last survivors in the inexpensive sports coupe class. The fourth-generation Eclipse was released for the 2007 model year at the. At the end of August 2011, the final Eclipse rolled off the assembly line, and was auctioned off, the proceeds donated to charity. The Eclipse was revised for the 1995 model year as the second generation. These wins were noted in particular because it managed to defeat purpose built and race cars. Combine this added power with a five-speed manual transmission, and the Eclipse spanks its donor vehicle with a 6. All trims have standard anti-lock brakes, stability control, and side airbags for the driver and front passenger.
The optional leather-faced seats are firm and supportive, and the adjustable-height steering wheel and wonderful short-throw shifter are perfectly placed. The sound system is upgraded to a Rockford Fosgate with nine speakers. That explanation aside, staff opinions on the bolder look were still divided. The original 6-bolt design is generally regarded as a stronger engine due to the bolt design as well as thicker connecting rods. Motor Trend voted the Eclipse a contender for their 2006 Car of the Year award. All three cars shared some design elements and parts.
All trims have standard anti-lock brakes, stability control, and side airbags for the driver and front passenger. They also have very short transmission gears, enabling the Eclipse to quickly accelerate into triple digit speeds. The 4G63 is composed of an iron engine block and aluminum and is equipped with 2 balance shafts for smooth operation. What an odd concept: A new car that's been eclipsed by the. It was manufactured between 2000 and 2005. Superb little car and it owes me nothing really , I bought it cheap and did some work on it and now its fine.
Archived from on 11 March 2011. The 420a-powered cars had the engine mounted on the right side of the car, and further back in the chassis. Let me know what you find and if you need more help. Buy your next used motor from our qualified dismantlers, junkyards and used engines dealers. It had enough pep, for fun, spirited driving as well as comfortable enough to be a daily. For years, those two Chrysler Corp.
Archived from on 27 April 2011. The special edition package was only offered with the 420A engine. They were built during ' close relationship with. Motor Trend voted the Eclipse a contender for their 2006 Car of the Year award. Had the clutch replaced and fitted a rebuilt manual 5 speed transmission at the same time. The first generation Eclipse underwent minor styling changes during its production; 1992—1994 models have updated sheetmetal and are easily distinguishable from earlier model years. My only regret is ever getting rid of the car, at the mileage point of 187k, the only thing I ever replaced was normal wear and tear maintenance items radiator, timing belt, etc.
Some minor factory-installed options are available such as an iPod adapter. I moved multiple times, once including driving across America from Idaho to Georgia, driving 8-12 hours a day, and the car never gave me one issue. It has a 65 mm throttle body. Engine Mechanical problem 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic i have a 2000 eclipse gt with a 3. The transfer case itself did not leak but rather the brass plug in the center of the transfer case yoke would leak.
Jett Racing entered a 3rd generation Eclipse for drag racing competition. Many other notable names have also claimed big wins piloting Eclipses for drag racing as well. They also have larger crankshaft bearing journals to allow better lubrication. Consumer Guide named the 2006 Eclipse as One to Watch. He said since the water temp read 64 degrees the car had been abused. Independent automotive reviewers have cited the Eclipse's reasonable pricing and powerful V6 as positives. Vehicle Problems Find out what , view the , or keep up-to-date with the.
The crankshaft is more precisely shaved and cut compared to previous years. . A body style was added during the 1996 model year. Please make sure to read the engine description below and in particular match the engine size with your vehicle's motor specifications. Otherwise a great vehicle, fun toy, and blast to own.