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Mitsubishi Magna and Verada Haynes Owners Service and Repair Manual 1996-2005
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Mitsubishi Magna & Verada 1996 - 2005 Haynes Owners Service & Repair Manual covers Magna Series:
Does not include 4 cylinder models.
Petrol Engines covered:
NOTE: Only maintenance, adjustment, minor repair procedures plus removal and installation are described for the Transmissions.
Does not Cover All Wheel Drive models.
Please note: This is an Australian Manual and it does not cover Diesel engines unless specified.
Inside this manual you will find: Routine Maintenance, tune-up procedures, engine repair, cooling and heating, air-conditioning, fuel and exhaust, emissions control, ignition, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical systems and wiring diagrams.
Haynes repair manuals can save you money on maintenance and repair bills. Step-by-step procedures and illustrations guide you through every job, from basic maintenance and troubleshooting, to complete teardown & rebuild.
In 1996, Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd released its third generation Magna, the TE series (codenamed YR) broadly good pillar-less Japanese Diamante. A large, imported, 2.4-Litre 4-cylinder (codenamed 4G64-S4 as outlined by 90% new parts to its related engine fitted out in the 2nd-generation Magna) as well as a 3.0-Litre V6 were initially available, while a 3.5-Litre V6 was offered included in the upscale Verada (originally planned for export to 18 countries primarily badged for the reason Diamante). Due to the fact slow sales as a consequence of growing consumer preference for much more powerful engines, Magna's imported 4-cylinder was dropped in March NINETEEN NINETY NINE, in no time to make the TH facelift. Right now, the 3.0-Litre V6 became standard and Verada's 3.5-Litre engine also developed into a Magna option. The TH/KH Magna/Verada won Wheels’ 1996 "Car belonging to the Year" award (11 years looking for a similar feat by the TM Magna).
During its launch, the TE Magna again displayed advanced styling - as did the pioneering TM Magna - getting to be essentially the most aerodynamic Australian-made sedan times that has a 0.28 Cd factor. This achievement was as a result of sweeping roofline (which, however, reduced read headroom) and such things as "flag" external rear-view mirrors, fixed to independent door posts (as on supercars) in addition to directly originating from a front doors' A pillar triangle.
TE Magna and KE Verada again shared the same body, which has been stiffer (13% improvement), bigger (more extended that the TS Magna but at the KS Verada; 10 mm higher but of similar height) yet only marginally heavier (by to a lesser degree 20 kg) as opposed to a preceding 2nd-generation. At this point, the Magna/Verada duo had coupe-like frameless windows plus slim centre/B pillars, with increased front and rear legroom and boot space. Magna's interior sported a schooling would include biology grey trim and also a high waistline, resulting in some criticisms in terms of a claustrophobic 'bunker' effect this caused.
The TE Magna range included 4- and 6-cylinder engines, with increasing market preference for your personal larger engine thanks to relatively low fuel prices in Australian as soon as the Gulf Wars in Iraq. The range initially comprised two models, the Executive as well as the Altera, each of which offered deciding on a 4-cylinder and V6 engines, 4-speed automatic and five-speed manual transmissions. From October 1996, fully equipped Advance and Altera LS models (the latter, a modern day Magna Elite) were added. The 4-cylinder engine was a new 2.4-Litre unit offering 105 kW (141 hp) and 205 N·m (151 lb·ft). The 3.0-Litre V6 was also all new with 140 kW (188 hp) and 255 N·m (188 lb·ft), and reportedly markedly quicker in the direction of 100 km/h (62 mph) benchmark. As well, it claimed new and further enhanced acceleration active in the crucial 80-100 km/h overtaking region. The four-speed electronic automatic transmission with "INVECS II", was new and may even adapt to go to the driver's pattern of use and road conditions to pick out the optimum gear to have a situation, due to the fact "fuzzy-logic". Front independent front (by MacPherson struts, instead of the more costly multi-link front setup associated with the more refined and luxurious Japanese Diamante that was benchmarked against the BMW 5-series) and rear (an advanced multi-link setup putting to shame a lot more basic setups of its rivals, Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon), and in addition disc brakes along with the option of a multi-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS). The braking system included as well Australia's first "Banksia" parking brake, some 10 to 20% lighter and cheaper than conventional systems at that time.
The entry model used for the TE range was the Executive, with features including: power steering, four-speaker sound system, power mirrors, remote boot and fuel filler release, central locking as well as an engine immobiliser. The Altera model added: air-conditioning, power windows and cruise control. Options included: airbags for driver and passenger, Advance Breaking System, a CD player and alloy wheels. The Advance (safety-package) and then the Altera LS (luxury-package) model included: Advance Breaking System, airbags, CD and alloy wheels. Out in the New Zealand market, all V6 models out of this series onwards were only sold as Diamante's - Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd's prior exports there had otherwise been also known as V3000 to get a V6, and Magna for a particular 4-cylinder.
The TF Range has been available since the most important half of 1997 and consisted of five versions: Executive, Advance, Altera, Altera LS and Sports. The imported 2.4-Litre 4-cylinder engine was seen only along at the Executive. These cars had upgraded interior trims and redesigned wheel covers and featured a speed-limit chime and cup holders. The Executive and Advance were identical in appearance but also the Advance had a different interior trim and was fitted as standard with airbags and Advance Breaking System. All of the colour coded Altera and Altera LS introduced power windows and a lot of other options such as dual front airbags. Manual transmissions became only available on Executive, Advance, Solara and Sports. From June to August 1998, a limited edition Solara was introduced that included all Advance features as standard, plus: factory alloy wheels; colour coding; "Solara" badging out in the rear doors and at the bottom right-hand region of the boot.
The TF Sports was for sale in only 4 colours: Paris White, Flame Red, Navy (Nautilus) Blue and Dark (Frontier) Green. It carried all the standard choices that come with the Executive model on which he did this based, and a noticeably rear spoiler, red side strip, 16" alloy wheels (borrowed from the Verada range but polished), and unique interior trims as well as an aluminium facia for a particular instruments surrounds. Its V6 was as standard on all Magna's, however, it may possibly be optioned that has a 4-speed automatic transmission featuring initially while on an Australian-built car, a "tiptronic" manual mode (on a different transmission plate plane, with "push-forward" upshifts and "push-back" downshifts). The Sports had improved handling characteristics due to the addition linked with an 18 mm rear swaybar (a rear bar swaybar was not fitted to the standard Magna's), 11% firmer rear springs, firmer upper control arm and trailing arm bushes, and suspension height lowered by 10 mm. Options included dual airbags and ABS. This type of version represented Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd's foray directly into the Australian sporty family passenger car sector, plus an initial and on overdue departure by means of more conservative Japanese approach. TF Sport's production ceased after September 1998.
Several new colours (Pearl White, Astral Blue Metallic (Blue), Lugano Green Pearl (Dark Blue-Green) and Burra (maroon/brown) Pearl) were introduced by means of later production associated with the TF range and the final unit built came out in December 1998. The 3.5-Litre KF Verada's were the same as the previous KE, except for a few upgrades along the lines of the speed-limit chime. About 60,000 TF Magna's were built and over 5,000 KF Verada's (the latter battling in to the world's most competitive market back then - the USA - against the likes associated with the Lexus ES300, also sold in Australia but at significantly higher "prestige car" prices).
The TH Range was launched at the start of 1999 with all the earliest examples a built in December 1998. Eliminate the cost of this upgrade (including Verada models) reached million. There initially were some upgrades to go to the basic design associated with the car, like a more aggressive front grille, redesigned rear, revised interior designs, complete new designs while in the wheel covers and alloy wheels. Air conditioning was made standard across the range. The Flame Red colour was dropped and replaced with Sienna Red, and Sable Black was added while all the other colours were carried over originating from a TF range. A new Beige Metallic colour has also been introduced in April NINETEEN NINETY NINE along with Mawson White, a brighter more pure white (pictured right). The 2.4-Litre engine was dropped; the 3.0-Litre V6 was fitted found on the Executive; while all other models inherited the previous 3.5-Litre V6 (optional on Executive). This Magna claimed the honours of being the very first Australian-made car by using a 4-channel Advance Breaking System featuring an Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) system - a Bosch 5.3 module. Another new key feature was an 8-function trip computer and integrated anti-theft crisis response system. The line up was: Executive (manual and auto); Advance (manual and auto); Altera LS (auto) and Sports (manual and auto).
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd also took over as first Australian manufacturer in order to a traction control system named "TCL" that had been switchable and initially available only on Magna Sports. A limited edition Solara was re-introduced later in 1999 besides the V6 Si of April 2000. Altera LS was discontinued end of it of 1999, for its closeness in the direction of Verada Ei model. The 1999 models lacked V6 badges even though the 2000 models often featured V6 badge on the back lower right end associated with the boot lid. A lot more TH models built between May and June 2000, were 1000 Executive LS units (automatic only), that had been much like the discontinued Altera LS but without power windows, dual airbags and somewhat not fully colour coded.
Magna Sports participated in the Australian GT Production Car Championship, with varying successes at the hands of Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd's engineer and privateer, Robert Chadwick. A pick-up truck featured front limited slip differential (LSD) later brought to production found on the TJ Magna Ralliart.
By releasing belonging to the TJ wheel of time in July 2000, Magna presented itself with a more aggressive styling. The car's overall shape remained the same as the previous TE to TH range, with the exception of a raised central section for your personal bonnet ending by way of a beak splitting the front grille, making some journalists coin the phrase "bird of prey". Magna Sports as well as the new VR-X model featured exactly the same thing one-unit turn-light/headlights as Verada. On the back, the bootlid featured a recessed centre section and new tailgate lenses with circular lights.
A new new-chromed Mitsubishi badge have also been introduced, replacing more traditional red triple diamonds. Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd's proposal to use black triple Mitsubishi diamonds as a distinguishing of the Magna sports range was rejected by Japan's conservative management (ironically, years later, Toyota adopted this badging simply because of its Australian Camry Sportivo range). Another external enhancements made on the TJ model was the Alternative To chrome-look window surround which has a more modern black fitting (Verada models maintained the chrome).
The TJ range comprised Executive, Advance, Sports and also the new VR-X model. Several new colours were introduced including a very bright Island Blue (Aqua) and Glacier Green (Green Aqua, also used on some previous TH models), that have been discontinued after Not all months of production. In May 2001, a new darker Pacific Blue colour was introduced to replace the just mentioned two colours and Flame Red has also been reintroduced on the way to range. Grey and Beige interior options were made available to any exterior colour included in the Executive/Advance but Grey became standard on the Wheel of time II given its greater sales popularity. Equipment levels increased included in the TJ series by way of a driver's airbag and CD player now standard.
The brand new range carried over the previous 3.0-Litre V6, ended up being soon dropped in favour of a 3.5-Litre V6 range, codenamed "6G74" (TJ Executives with 3.0-Litre engines are therefore extremely rare with regards to their TH predecessor). The 3.5-Litre was slightly modified giving it an initial power output of 150 kW (201 hp), increased to 155 kW (208 hp) - by way of a mildly higher compression ratio a Karman Vortex airflow meter - while at the launch of a TJ wheel of time II.
Unlike 6G74-based engines in Japan, the Australian-built V6s still had 24 valves but used a SOHC design in placed of a more complex and costly double overhead cam (DOHC) design. Initially, a factory-fitted LPG option was made available on Executive and Advance models with those engines delivering the highest level power of 143 kW (192 hp) at 5000 rpm and maximum torque of 296 N·m (218 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm.
Automatic Sports and VR-X (including Verada) models were now fitted which includes a 5-speed transmission (with "tiptronic" and "TCL" traction control), making Mitsubishi the most important Australian manufacturer to go beyond the then common 4-speeds. Meanwhile, manual transmissions were dropped by means of wagons, which gained standard automatic transmissions.
VR-X and Sports now featured a larger 2.5" free flowing sports exhaust system, minor ECU mapping and cam tweaks that boosted power up to 163 kW (219 hp), resulting in a moderately sporty exhaust tone and also gratifaction to eclipse other established Australian sporty sedands (for example the 6-cylinder 4.0-Litre Ford Falcon XR6 and V6 3.8-Litre Commodore S) and in many bite together with the heels of the V8 Ford Falcon XR8 and supercharged V6 HSV XU6. Sports and VR-X's shared engine was labelled "High Output" powerplant, to tell apart it looking at the 150-155 kW cousin. The Sports featured full colour coding, 16"x6" alloy wheels with standard tyres, new and further enhanced suspension and swaybars, and a rear wing. And additionally these features, the mechanically similar VR-X featured full colour coding, aggressively styled front and back bumper spoiler extensions, wheel arch extensions, side skirts and round chrome exhaust tip. At that moment, the TJ Sports and VR-X models become the fastest Australian-made, naturally aspirated 6-cylinder vehicles in comparison to their rivals, the AU Ford Falcon XR6 & Falcon XR8, V6-supercharged Holden Commodore S as wll as HSV XU6. These mechanicals were later fitted to go to the automatic-only Verada models, thus creating the limited edition TJ-series Verada GTV model (a standard range model later in Magna's life, sometimes known as GTVi). The Verada GTV was exported and sold in the states as you move Diamante VR-X, featuring 16" alloy wheels out of your Magna Sports.
In May 2001, Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd launched around 200 Magna VR-X Limited Edition featuring new distinctive Bridgestone GridII-shod 17"x7" alloy wheels, unique black brake calipers and black door handles, all part of a Luxury Pack comprising: colour-coded part black fabric trim/Howe leather in blue or red with matching instruments fascia depending on selected exterior colours; twin-tone silver/black leather steering wheel; silver centre consoles; chrome gear selector plate (as per Verada); upgraded sound system with in-dash four CD stacker and extended trip computer (also from Verada). A sunroof (with upgraded interior lighting package) has also been optional (now another feature shared with Verada). As far as standard Magna's were concerned, a limited edition included the Executive-based, Magna Limited Edition (commonly known as "LE"), which featured the up coming Verada fittings: full leather trim, front parabolica headlights and fog lights.
In 2001, a mid-cycle update model referred to as the TJ2 was released, to not ever be mistaken with the TJ Wheel of time 2 which followed in 2002. A key TJ2 upgrade, along the lines of on VR-X models, was heating and cooling from Verada.
The TJ Wheel of time 2 (also known as 'Series II'), dropped the 3.0-Litre V6 to be replaced by the 3.5-Litre V6 on all models, and added standard ABS across the range plus "tiptronic" to every one 4-speed automatic models (as originally featured on the TF Magna Sports). Finally, the top-of-the-range status of the Magna VR-X was fully reinforced when using the Limited Edition's 17"x7" alloy wheels becoming standard (which means that, first, VR-X no longer shared the Sports' 16-inch wheels) and then the Sports seemed to be being assigned a smaller rear wing (which became optional on all Magna's or standard on Executive-based limited editions).
In October 2001, Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd's push to scroll off perceptions of conservatism lead to the showcasing of two prototypes at that year's Sydney Motorshow: a Magna Ralliart and Magna Sportswagon. The latter had been a Magna wagon with Sports/VR-X mechanicals and also a full bodykit. The Magna Ralliart must have been a further continuing growth of the VR-X, as well as most powerful Magna ever designed toleverage off Mitsubishi's world rally prowess. In point of fact, its overall styling scaled like the legendary AWD Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution range, in particular the front bumper bar (without having foglights) and its specific bi-plane rear wing inspired due to the fact limited edition Lancer Evolution VI TME (other bodykit included carry-over VR-X wheelarch extensions, unique side skirts and squared-off chrome exhaust tip). Among other things, in prototype form, Magna Ralliart was said to feature AWD and full Recaro seats and steering wheel, together with a loud as well as white bright red interior.
As a result budget constraints, however, the Ralliart was brought to be able to in FWD only, with cheaper Mitsubishi-derived sport seats and steering wheel (but using wrapped with Momo black/red leather), plus silver interior upgrade trims for those who are centre console and tunnel, as featured found on the luxury pack associated with the 2001 Magna VR-X Limited Edition (but without its Verada-inherited, chrome gear plate for your personal automatic). Mechanically, it featured Pirelli-shod 17"x7" Enkei alloy wheels and suspension components plus upsized brake disks. Its engine used to be a SOHC "6G74" but which includes a more aggressive cam profile, modified head and combustion chamber (compression ratio up to 9.4:1), remapped ECU as well as a free-flowing extractors for virtually any maximum 180 kW. Ralliart was available with either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed "tiptronic" automatic transmission. The automatics were like Sports/VR-X models, in the way they featured exactly the same "TCL" traction control unit, as opposed to the LSD which has been exclusive in the direction of manual Ralliart's. Eventually, Mitsubishi also launched a Sports wagon previewed along with the Ralliart while at the 2001 Sydney Motorshow (but with standard interior and Magna Sports' 16" alloy wheels).
To spur sales, spearheaded by VR-X, the TJ Magna range was the state run vehicle (mainly in wagon form) associated with the international 'Tour Down Under' cycling event held in Adelaide, South Australia, where these vehicles and V6 engines were manufactured. Between 2002 and TWO THOUSAND AND THREE, Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd also offered yellow colour option, to renew a fixation with its performance Magna's (Magna VR-X and Verada GTVi).
In 2001, a Magna TJ Sports won class C/D associated with the GT-Production "Showroom Showdown" Enduro race at Bathurst, with a RWD Magna V8 entered contained in the V8 Future Touring class belonging to the Australian Super Touring Class Championship.
Ongoing speculation of the Adelaide plant's closure forced Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd to launch extensive marketing campaigns and promotions, along the lines of free servicing and cash-back offers. Total production ended in 2001 reaching 43,492 units, with 19,215 TJ/KJ models exported up to the US, New Zealand, Puerto Rico along with the Middle East (where Magna also served as one of Iraq's police patrol cars for finding a time).
In 2001, Magna VR-X was voted the best-value performance car out in the Australian market by using a News Limited panel of motoring journalists. In 2002, the KJ Diamante also won New Zealand's Car of the season award for 'Best Large Car'.
By 2002, after a TJ Series II model featuring only minor equipment upgrades and side impact bars as on export models, Mitsubishi introduced an AWD Magna and Verada range. I thought this was the very first Australian-produced sedan to feature AWD, and used a system dubbed "Quadtec" to further leverage off Mitsubishi's international rally heritage. The AWD model must have been a million spin-off belonging to the existing TJ Magna range, beating the Ford Territory along with the Holden Adventra in the direction of marketplace to claim the title belonging to the first mass-built AWD passenger car. By the way, belonging to the 1970s Ford Australia produced an AWD XY Falcon, but he did this a commercial utility.
The AWD system become mechanically reliable with improved handling when compared with its FWD only version, albeit at the expense of lower performance and fuel consumption due to the fact mechanical revisions and extra body fat. With Magna now competing well when it comes of overall size, the AWD development was an attempt by Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd to counter Australians' long held perception the reason is perennial RWD rivals - Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore - offered better handling. Despite all this, the Magna AWD failed to provide any noticeable boost in sales.
The AWD and Verada shared the 154 kW (207 hp)/310 N·m (229 lb·ft) engine, while the Sports had a 159 kW (213 hp)/318 N·m (235 lb·ft) version. Those power and torque outputs - and overall performance - were down on equivalent FWD Magna’s a result of space requirements (who has a revised firewall developed in Australia by ROH) and restrictions placed located on the Sports free flowing exhaust system, and also the extra body fat belonging to the AWD driveline components (a maximum of 140 kg (310 lb) depending on model and equipment levels). Official fuel consumption figures were also marginally a lot more than equivalent FWD models. As a result of budget and development constraints, the TL Magna VR-X AWD have also been limited to 16-inch alloy wheels as opposed to the FWD's 17x7-inch wheels.
Original AWD sales projections were for 300 sales each and every month, but sales figures by August 2003 showed that only 150 AWD Magna's were being sold every 4 weeks. The AWD system was available only on sedans and only because of the 5-speed "tiptronic" automatic transmission belonging to the FWD Magna Sports/VR-X and Verada. The AWD model was introduced in the direction of end of the TJ model life, at the end of in 2002. Fleets and rental agencies are attributed for the reason buyers associated with the all initial production, with private sales following in the first place of TWO THOUSAND AND THREE.
In TL guise (see below for even more details) - with Sports models now renamed as VR - in addition to the driving and handling characteristics, Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd relied on minimal badging to differentiate the AWD cars from FWD models. In TL VR guise, the AWD model was used by the Australia police force, particularly included in the Sydney region. With respect to motoring competitions, the TL Magna was entered in the Australian Cup class belonging to the Australian Rally Championship, winning that Cup on debut in 2004. Production of AWD models ceased in TWO THOUSAND AND FIVE, this comes to was discontinued aided by the launch associated with the new, FWD and sedan-only, Mitsubishi 380.
Mitsubishi previewed the fresh new style Magna in conjunction with the New York City Motorshow during the early TWO THOUSAND AND THREE, where it remained referred to as a "Diamante" (now for export also into Canada). Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd launched its new Magna and Verada range - in TL and KL guise - in Australia at the begining of July 2003. Inside of a similar evolution associated with the Holden Commodore - from VX II to VY - the TL Magna simply had newly styled front and back ends, mechanical changes and revised interior.