Question about 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse
I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse 4 cyl. One day while heading to work, the car stalled at a red light. Turned the key, the car started, but stalled instantly. I had to keep my foot on the gas to keep it running. Ran the check engine light, and it pointed to a few things (EGR valve, O2 sensor, MAF sensor). I took of the intake and while jockying the throttle while under the hood, sprayed carb cleaner in the intake. Which seemed to help. Now car will idle fine, once you start it and keep you foot on the gas for about 15 seconds. But the car is still not running properly. Every morning, the car will start, almost stall, I will press the accelerator for 10-15 seconds, and it will idle. Now it seems the engine runs hot, although my temp gauge reads fine and the car is not over heating, but definitly running hot. Also my gas mileage has dropped. I've read that a bad EGR valve will have all these symptoms, so I took it off, cleaned it, and re-installed, only to have the problem continue. Any ideas?? I was thinking about changing the EGR valve to see if that would help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
have tried tried changing the inline fuel filter. If I remember correctly it is in the tank, but I had issues with mine not getting above 20 mph and have almost no acceleration.Come to find out, it was my fuel filter that was so clogged that almost no fuel was making it to the injectors.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
Is your idle speed too slow? should be 700rpm -900rpm. Engine temperature at normal 80degC ?
Have you ever tuned the engine- replaced fouled spark plugs or replaced the fuel filter?
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
No mention of the fuel pump. Was this checked? This sounds like a fuel pump problem. Have a technichian check this out when you go in next time I am certain this is your problem.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
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