Mitsubishi Cordia Workshop Manuals and Repair Manuals
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Mitsubishi CordiaThe Mitsubishi Cordia is a compact hatchback-coupé manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors from 1982 to 1990. The Cordia and Tredia used front-wheel drive and were similar in design to the contemporary Mirage (although larger). They incorporated a MacPherson strut/beam axle suspension, front disc brakes, manual or electrically controlled automatic transmission, and a choice of three engines: a 1.4 litre rated at 68 hp, a 74 hp (55 kW) a 1.6 litre, and a 112 hp (84 kW) turbocharged 1.6 litre. Some export markets also received a carb-fed 110 hp (82 kW) 2.0 litre. A USA version of the 2.0 litre generated 88hp for the 1984 model year. The cars received a mild facelift in 1983, and four-wheel drive was offered in 1984.
Mitsubishi Cordia FAQ's
How do I change the oil in my Mitsubishi Cordia?
To change the oil in your Mitsubishi Cordia, start by removing the oil drain plug located underneath the engine. Allow the old oil to drain completely before replacing the drain plug. Next, locate the oil filter and remove it using an oil filter wrench. Be sure to lubricate the gasket on the new oil filter before installing it. Finally, refill the engine with the recommended oil type and quantity specified in your Cordia repair manual.
How do I change the spark plugs in my Mitsubishi Cordia?
To change the spark plugs in your Mitsubishi Cordia, begin by locating the spark plug wires or ignition coil packs. Disconnect the wires or coil packs from the spark plugs by gently pulling them off. Use a spark plug socket and extension to remove the old spark plugs. Inspect the new spark plugs for proper gap and apply a small amount of anti-seize compound to the threads. Install the new spark plugs by hand, and then tighten them using the socket and extension. Finally, reconnect the spark plug wires or coil packs in the correct firing order.
How do I replace a faulty oxygen sensor in my Mitsubishi Cordia?
To replace a faulty oxygen sensor in your Mitsubishi Cordia, start by locating the sensor, which is typically threaded into the exhaust system. Use an oxygen sensor socket or an appropriate wrench to loosen and remove the sensor. Be cautious as the exhaust system may still be hot. Apply a small amount of anti-seize compound to the threads of the new oxygen sensor and install it by hand. Once hand-tightened, use the socket or wrench to securely tighten the sensor. Finally, reconnect any electrical connectors and clear any trouble codes using an OBD-II scanner.
How do I replace a headlight bulb on my Mitsubishi Cordia?
To replace a headlight bulb on your Mitsubishi Cordia, start by opening the hood and locating the back of the headlight assembly. Depending on the model year, you may need to remove a dust cover or disconnect some wiring to access the bulb. Once you have access, simply twist the bulb socket counterclockwise and pull it out of the assembly. Remove the old bulb from the socket and replace it with a new one, making sure not to touch the glass with bare hands. Reinsert the socket into the assembly and twist it clockwise to secure it. Finally, reconnect any wiring or reinstall the dust cover if necessary.
How do I replace the brake pads on my Mitsubishi Cordia?
To replace the brake pads on your Mitsubishi Cordia, start by loosening the lug nuts on the wheel where you'll be replacing the brake pads. Then, raise the vehicle using a jack and securely support it with jack stands. Next, remove the wheel to gain access to the brake caliper. Use a suitable tool to retract the caliper piston and remove the brake pads. Install the new brake pads, making sure they are properly aligned, and then reassemble the caliper and wheel. Repeat the process for each wheel that requires brake pad replacement.
How do I replace the cabin air filter in my Mitsubishi Cordia?
To replace the cabin air filter in your Mitsubishi Cordia, locate the filter housing, which is usually located behind the glove compartment. Open the glove compartment and remove any contents, then squeeze the sides of the compartment to allow it to fully open. Look for a removable panel or access door at the back of the compartment. Once located, remove the panel or door to reveal the cabin air filter. Take note of the filter orientation and remove the old filter. Install the new cabin air filter, making sure it is properly aligned, and then reassemble the filter housing and glove compartment.
How do I replace the serpentine belt on my Mitsubishi Cordia?
To replace the serpentine belt on your Mitsubishi Cordia, start by locating the belt routing diagram, usually found on a sticker under the hood or in your Cordia repair manual. Use a serpentine belt tool or a wrench to release the tension on the belt tensioner, and then slide the old belt off the pulleys. Install the new belt following the correct routing pattern as indicated by the diagram. Ensure the belt is properly seated on all pulleys, and then release the tensioner to apply tension to the belt. Finally, visually inspect the belt to ensure it is aligned correctly and running smoothly.
How do I replace the wiper blades on my Mitsubishi Cordia?
To replace the wiper blades on your Mitsubishi Cordia, start by lifting the wiper arm away from the windshield. Locate the release tab or button on the wiper blade assembly and press it to release the blade from the arm. Note the attachment type (usually a hook or pin) and remove the old blade accordingly. Install the new wiper blade by aligning it with the arm attachment and securely locking it in place. Gently lower the wiper arm
How do I reset the check engine light on my Mitsubishi Cordia?
To reset the check engine light on your Mitsubishi Cordia, you can try disconnecting the battery for a few minutes. This may clear the light temporarily, but it will not address the underlying issue causing the light to come on. For a more thorough solution, it is recommended to use an OBD-II scanner to read the trouble codes and diagnose the specific problem. Once the issue is resolved, the scanner can also be used to reset the check engine light, ensuring it stays off if the problem has been successfully resolved.
How do I troubleshoot a starting issue with my Mitsubishi Cordia?
If your Mitsubishi Cordia is experiencing starting issues, there are several potential causes to consider. First, check the battery connections to ensure they are clean and tight. If the battery is in good condition, inspect the starter motor and solenoid for any signs of damage or wear. Additionally, check the ignition switch, fuses, and relays related to the starting system. If all these components are in proper working order, it may be necessary to consult a professional or refer to your Cordia repair manual for further troubleshooting steps.
How often should I change the air filter in my Mitsubishi Cordia?
It is recommended to change the air filter in your Mitsubishi Cordia every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, or at least once a year. However, if you drive in dusty or polluted areas, it may be necessary to replace the air filter more frequently. A clogged or dirty air filter can restrict airflow to the engine, reducing performance and fuel efficiency. Regularly inspect the air filter and replace it when necessary to maintain optimal engine performance and protect the internal components from contaminants.
What is the proper procedure for bleeding the brake system on my Mitsubishi Cordia?
To properly bleed the brake system on your Mitsubishi Cordia, start by having a helper pump the brake pedal several times and hold it down. Begin with the brake furthest from the master cylinder (usually the rear passenger side) and attach a clear plastic hose to the bleeder valve. Submerge the other end of the hose in a container partially filled with brake fluid. Loosen the bleeder valve and allow the fluid to flow until no air bubbles are visible in the hose. Repeat this process for each brake caliper or wheel cylinder, working from the furthest to the closest to the master cylinder.
What is the recommended tire pressure for my Mitsubishi Cordia?
The recommended tire pressure for your Mitsubishi Cordia can vary depending on factors such as load, driving conditions, and tire size. However, as a general guideline, the recommended tire pressure for most Cordia models is typically around 32 psi (pounds per square inch) for all four tires. It's important to check the tire pressure regularly using a reliable tire pressure gauge and adjust it accordingly to ensure optimal handling, fuel efficiency, and tire longevity.
What type of engine coolant should I use in my Mitsubishi Cordia?
For most Mitsubishi Cordia models, the recommended engine coolant is a 50/50 mixture of ethylene glycol-based antifreeze and distilled water. This coolant mixture provides proper freeze protection and heat transfer properties. Be sure to avoid using plain water or using a coolant mixture with a different ratio, as it can lead to engine overheating or freezing in extreme temperatures. Always refer to your Cordia repair manual or consult with a professional to ensure you are using the correct coolant type and ratio for your specific model.
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