Im having a probelem with the car starting. When i start the car the rpms are like at 2000 then makes it way down below one and its about to die then after 10 sec or if you rev it up the rmps settle atlike 1000 and stays.
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Re: starting problem 96 eclipse
Possible vacuum leak, that would be the cheapest guess.
Check under the hood for cracked or detached vacuum hoses.
Those you see, even if they appear intact, move them to see if their position affects the idle speed; sometimes the crack might not be visible until a hose is moved.
Keep your hands clear of belts and fan.
If that doesn't find the problem, I recommend buying a Haynes or Chilton aftermarket manual for your Eclipse; they will be around $20 US and are available on line or in any auto parts store.
If you do that, you have a number of emission control devices to check and I would also suggest you buy a low-priced (<$20) digital multimeter as you will need that to check several of the devices.
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I have the same problem on my 2002 Eclipse RS 2.4l 4 cylinder. Replaced the battery, starter, fuel pump(not at one time) . It started up when I had the starter put on as well the fuel pump. But everytime I started the car up it ran good till I turned it off the problem was still there. The car sounds like it wants to start but it sputters you can smell the gas so I know its getting fuel. it starts up fine with a cold start like in the morning.
Try getting a diagnostic thats what Im going to do next week.
Check for a vaccum leak at the intake. With the engine at idle spray a bit of starting fluid to find it. You will hear the engine pick-up when you hit the spot. Change the necessary gasket. Hopefully this will solve your prob! Frankster016
hey--it could any of the below: 1. low transmission fluid
2. internal transmission wear - probably time for an
overhaul or some kind of rebuilding
If the RPMS DON T RISE - like the engine is bogging down
and does not have the power to move the car faster I would suspect
1. a lack of fuel supply - like a weak fuel pump or a
restriction in the fuel filter
2. restriction in the exhaust system like a catalytic converter or muffler 3. an
engine sensor is out of whack - which will require the use of a computer scanner
to read the computer memory
CHECK FOR VACUME LEAKS,A PROPANE TORCH WITH A 3 FT PIECE OF HOSE ATTACHED (DONT LIGHT IT) WILL FIND A LEAK.TURN ON THE GAS AND RUN THE HOSE AROUND THE INTAKE,BASE OF CARB OR TBI AND ALONG ANY VACUME HOSE . WHEN A LEAK IS DETECTED THE ENGINE RPMS WILL RISE AS THE GAS IS SUCKED IN THE ENGINE