Mitsubishi Adventure Problems
Mitsubishi Adventure is one of the most popular MPVs in the Philippines. In fact, it rolled off its 600,000th unit from their Santa Rosa plant just last year. And while there are other competitors out there with better looks and powerful engines, the Adventure offers Filipino families an endearing charm that has stood the test of time.
This is the perfect car to take your family on a trip, bring your kids to school, help you go to work each day, and do occasional road trips to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But just like any other car, the Adventure encounters occasional problems from time to time, and some of these problems include the following:
## Transmission Problems
Transmission is the most common problem of Mitsubishi Adventure. This engine part is an important part of any car, and serves as the brain box that affects how smooth and efficient you shift your gears. Some of the most common transmission problems the Adventure encounters include:
__Transmission Fluid Leak__
There are many reasons why your Adventure's transmission is leaking, such as a broken seal, malfunctioning pan gasket, loosened filler tubes, and incorrect installation. Another valid reason might be wear and tear caused by very high temperatures, resulting to fluid leakage.
How to fix it: One good way to prevent this is to apply sealant on suspected tears and broken parts to keep things working well.
Another common transmission problem, slipped transmission is seen almost 90% of the time in Mitsubishi Adventure models. Often times, the trouble is caused by irregular increase in engine RPM, delay in vehicle acceleration, sudden down-shifting (whereby the car is driven at high-speeds and then shifted to lower gears without changing the speed)
How to fix it: Make sure to perform a routine inspection of your transmission fluid levels and change the engine's broken vacuum lines when necessary.
Overheating is a common problem, especially in huge cars like Adventure. Oftentimes, the cause of the extreme change in temperature is the frequent "stop and go" that drivers do during heavy traffic. Mor. Overheating can cause transmission problems because it can bend the metals and harden the transmission's rubber seal, causing the fluid to leak.
How to fix it: Prevent overheating by adding coolant to your engine regularly, especially during hot weather. Also, avoid erratic driving, especially during heavy traffic.
## Burning Up Gas
Adventure is a big car, and common driver problems like erratic driving, bad braking and heavy cargo loading can contribute heavy gas consumption.
How to fix it: The best way to avoid this problem is to avoid overloading and aggressive driving. Imagine that your gas pedal has a raw egg under it, and your goal is not to break the yolk when you step on the pedal.
Also, make sure to fully release your parking brake, since it can drag your brakes and waste fuel fast.
____Other Common Reasons for Fuel Wastage______
Keep in mind that excessive gas drain has other causes aside from what was mentioned earlier. If your Mitsubishi Adventure seems to be drinking up your fuel fast, then these are the possible causes:
- Wrong Oil Viscosity
- Worn or Fouled Spark Plugs
- Slipping Clutch or Transmission
- Low Tires
- Low Compression
- Intake Manifold or EGR Valve Leak
- Inaccurate or Defective Coolant Sensor
- Engine Misfire
- Dirty Fuel Injectors
- Dirty Air Filter
- Defective Engine Thermostat
- Clogged Converter or Exhaust Restriction
__How to fix it:__ If you’re practicing good driving skills yet still find your gas running empty all the time, then it’s best to have your Mitsubishi Adventure checked by a good mechanic.