Question about 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse
I have a1998 eclipse RS automatic, and not every time but 2 to 5 times
a day when I stop on a red light or stop sign the car dies on me but
starts every time, do you think its a electrical problem or a sensor?
Sounds like your IAC (idle air control) motor needs to be replaced. If you are driving on the Interstate/freeway/highway for a bit and then get off, the car dies when your coming to a stop right?
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
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