2000 Mitsubishi Lancer rotor replacement

Tiny
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Brakes problem
2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Front Wheel Drive Automatic 125500 miles

I have been trying to get replacement rotors for my car with no luck. Can I just use rotors for a different model, or maybe a different year of manufacture in the same model? Can I have rotors made if I can't find any, and if so where? Is this car perhaps also known by a different name like Mirage for instance, so that's why I cannot find the parts?
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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 AT 9:38 PM

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Tiny
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Actually, it is only known as a Lancer. When it comes to brake components, stay with direct fit parts. Please don't try ones from another model. And to the best of my knowledge (30 years in the business) I have never seen anyone make them.

Okay, you got me. I just spent 15 minutes checking all of my suppliers web sites and can only find them for 2002 and newer. Have you tried a dealer? Let me know. I have a good friend that works at a Mitsubishi dealer. I can get with him tomorrow. Email me back before 12 noon eastern time if possible. I'll get this figured out.

Joe
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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 AT 10:10 PM
Tiny
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Hello jacobandnickolas

Thanks for answering my question. I am colly392. If you guys are reading, I cannot PM you. Yes I'd like you to contact your dealer on my behalf (the mitsubishi rotor problem). How can I contact you since I am unable to PM? Thanks.
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 5:43 AM
Tiny
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This is how you need to get me. I called my buddy. As far as the rotors, not enough are sold, so aftermarket manufacturers don't produce them. After speking with my friend, I found that they are still available through the dealer. However, he needed the VIN number of the vehicle to get the correct ones. He also added that there are several to pick from and that somehow (like you asked) the Mirage is mixed in with them. Regardless, they need a VIN (vehicle identification number) to identify which size your car will take.

My recommendation to you is to contact the dealer near you with the VIN number and have them order them for you. If you run into trouble and would like my help, let me know and get have the vin for me.

Keep in mind, since you need to order these from a dealer, chances are they are going to be expensive.

Let me know how thing work out for you.

Joe
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 11:08 AM
Tiny
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Hello JacobandNickolas,

sorry for the delay. I thought I'd get an alert or something when you answered. Now the only number that I see on my vehicle that is a 17 digit figure is this: JMYSTCS5A1U000206. I quoted this to someone before and they said this wasn't it, so I don't know what else to look for. Let me tell you now, I am actually located on a small caribbean island called Dominica, but this is the first sniff of hope that I've gotten that I may get the rotors.
I checked dealers and mechanics here with no luck. If your friend can hook me up, I'll pay the price man. Shipping/retail etc. I need those rotors.
Tell me what you think of the figure I gave you, will it work? And if it does and your friend can find them, tell me how to pay him so I can get them sent here.
You have been very helpful so far, thanks a lot.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
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Monday, October 19th, 2009 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
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I'll give you the rotors if you get me a job where you are. Hell, here in Pittsburh PA, we have already been in 20 degree range and I already driven through snow! I hate it! LOL

That sounds like a vin. To make sure before I call him, check on the driver's side of the dash board near the windshield. THere will be a steel plate with the vin number in it. Also, your insurance policy or title should have it listed.

Let me know for sure and I will get you in touch with him either via the internet or I'll get his work number.

Joe
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Monday, October 19th, 2009 AT 10:02 PM
Tiny
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JacobandNickolas

Hello again. As usual you guys are punctual and I am not. Yeah, that is the only number I see there, so hook me up. Sorry to hear about the weather where you're at, but I still don't think you'll want to work here in this not so luxurious side of the world. Tell me how it goes with your friend anyway. I can see the rotors already. Yahoo!
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 8:08 PM
Tiny
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I just received your email now, 11:15 PM on Thursday. I will call him at work tomorrow and see what he comes up with for you. Once I do that, we will figure out the best way to get the two of you together. And remember, I hate winter! Actually, I just bought another snowmobile, so I'm sort of looking forward to the snow.

Joe
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 10:12 PM
Tiny
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I called first thing today. They said the vin number isn't accurate. Please recheck it and let me know.

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 AT 9:11 AM
Tiny
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If you want to call. The phone number is (724)837-1600 Extension 3 for parts. I spoke whit Brian in parts. Let me know what you decide, if you want me to call or if you call.

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 AT 9:25 AM
Tiny
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Any luck with checking the vin? It will be on your title for the vehicle. I was just wondering if you found it and called the number I sent. I don't know about the time difference between where you are and I am. I was wondering if it is a problem. THe parts dept won't be open until Monday now, so let me know.
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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 AT 9:10 PM
Tiny
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Okay guys I'll check it out but I can't promise anything (not the 1st time I've had this problem), I don't see any other numbers on the car or the papers that came with it. Can it not be done without the VIN?
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Saturday, October 24th, 2009 AT 8:42 PM
Tiny
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From what I can tell, there are several options and they need the vin to identify which one you need. Do you have the title for the car?

Here is the VIN you gave me:

JMYSTCS5A1U000206

To me that looks correct, but it isn't coming up for him. Recheck it for me and let me know. If you have the title, check it, check again on the driver's side of the dashboard near windshield, along the driver's side door. To confirm. I will be happy to call him again on Monday for you.

Also, do you still have the owner's manual for the vehicle? If so and we sill can't get the vin to work, I'll call the manufacturer for you and raise hell. It's the least I can do. (LOL)

Let me know what you find, and let me know how you would like me to handle it. Believe me, if there is a way, I'll get it done for you. My buddy at the Mit. Dealer will help me.

Joe
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Saturday, October 24th, 2009 AT 9:53 PM
Tiny
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I'll see what I can do, but I haven't see n any other 17 digit number any place in the car or on its 'papers'. If this can be done without that then maybe we should just proceed eh?
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 12:02 AM
Tiny
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Gimme a little while let me work on it bro(s). Thanks for the extra mile effort here by the way.I apppreciate it!
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 12:05 AM
Tiny
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Let me know what you find as far as the VIN. Again, I would be glad to call for you.
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 2:24 PM
Tiny
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Any new info on the VIN number?
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Monday, October 26th, 2009 AT 9:20 PM
Tiny
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Nothing yet buddy. I'm checking with the guy I bought it from to see if he has any information, so I'm waiting on that. I doubt it'll turn up anything, but we'll see. This should be easier shouldn't it?
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Monday, October 26th, 2009 AT 9:39 PM
Tiny
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Yes, it should. But you have the same luck as I do.
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 AT 6:42 AM
Tiny
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I hear that.
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 AT 8:38 AM
Tiny
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JacobandNickolas

Okay, it's bee n a while but I'm still stuck. I had bought this car from a rental 'agency' here. I called the owner about the VIN, and he just told me what I already know, which is where to look for it. I don't have any other numbers to give.

What now?

Are you sure we can't estimate the rotor size and do something? I'm sure you've pulled off some wild stuff like that before eh.
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Monday, November 2nd, 2009 AT 2:32 PM

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