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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

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Probationary Member
Jul 6, 2023
Monmouth, Illinois
This is the Build Thread for 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST. Reply below. IN 25 YEARS OF OWNERSHIP, this is the first time my Eclipse has ever had a tow. I was heading home after an oil leak repair that my Mitsubishi Dealership had difficulty fixing for whatever the reason, I was told they would need to take the engine apart after the third attempt. Heading home just 20 miles from the dealership I had a clutch stick to the floor upon being cut off by another driver. I called the closest Mitsubishi dealer about a repair. I was towed in with the understanding if it was the slave Cylinder it would be an easy fix about $300.00. It was the Slave cylinder, and it was going to cost me $640.00? Did they see money when my car came into their possession? That was a heck of a jump. Is this a scam dealership, or does this repair cost fit the bill. I watched a repair video, the guy replaced the same part in under 30 minutes, while recording it. I already had the repair done, now after sitting in their garage for 3 weeks waiting for a repair, I suddenly need a new battery? Show me the Money should be this dealer in Peoria, Illinois real name!

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DSM Wiseman
Nov 19, 2011
oklahoma city, Oklahoma
I don't know what the book time says but that's sounds very expensive to me. I can do it in under an hour on jackstands. I would ask them what the time is. 300 parts and labor is probably reasonable for a shop. 600? I disagree.


Proven Member
Sep 9, 2021
Broomfield, Colorado
Nice looking DSM! Just a fair warning about the bra - I kept one on too long without washing under it. When I did remove it, the paint looked like crackle paint and started flaking off.

Sorry to hear about your shop troubles. I didn't realize any stealership would do work on a DSM anymore, if for no other reason than lack of OEM replacement parts. I thought wrenching on it yourself was the first requirement of owning a DSM today? Whatever you're doing, you're doing something right if you've never been towed before (I too, had never been towed in 22 years, but had my first last year).
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