Question about Mitsubishi Lancer
I have a lancer oz rally edition 2002 I owned the car for 3 months now. And just recently my air conditioner feels warm and my car heats up, just last night i was driving to a friends house when i herd a ticking noise coming from my engine and saw the thermostat and it was really hot. I pulled over and my car turned off. Now it wont start and i cant seem to find out whats wrong with it. please help me find out what could possibly be the problem so i could fix it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Repair Manuals for the Lancer is like Hen`s teeth, however in your case look for the obvious replace the fuel filter, check the air filter also, start with the simple problems first
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
This sounds like your automatic climate control is starting to malfunction. Check to make sure your coolant is full, and temp is not fluctuating, and when your vehicle is warmed up, try using the low setting and feel for air temp. Is it warmer than if you turn it up? When at idle the vehicle is not producing heat the same as if you are driving, putting load on your engine and more air/fuel combustion means more heat, which is why you can feel heat while driving. Ideally you should feel heat as soon as the engine is warming up, getting hotter as it reaches peak temp of 190-210 degrees. You can try to make sure your water control valve is not blocked, and all electrical connections are secure. This will be located close to your firewall and connected to the coolant tubes that run into your firewall to your heater-core. Also use recirc (setting)to try to summon as much heat as possible, however ultimately, you may need to take you vehicle in for service. If it only warms when driving defrost will be an issue. Good luck.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
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SOURCE: 2002 Lincoln LS overheating
The cooling fan on the LS-V8 is hydraulic yes. But it also has a pressure switch on the pump that drives the fan. It is controlled by the temperature sensor. All these things must be taken into account. But the whining sound my lead me to believe that the pump is either low on fluid or is wearing out. The fluid the fan pump uses is the same as the power steering pump container so check it first. The same thing happened to my wife's Lincoln. I replaced the fan as well because everybody told me to do that but it didn't work. I found out that the fan is just a hydraulic motor in reverse it only spins as fast as the pump makes it spin and that is controlled by the temp. sensors. When the engine get's hotter the pressure goes up and the fan spins faster. This adds more power to the engine when it's running cooler because the fan doesn't have to spin at max speed. So good luck. I hope this has solved your problem.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
before anything i had the problem and this is the way i solved it ... the lancer has 2 ignition coils in 2 cylinders what you do is take the iginition coil out of the cylinder that is misfiring and change it to another cylinder and put the car on the odb reader again it should change location of misfire .. then that would tell you that its the ignition coil thats bad i ended up getting my coil at the dealer for $110 ebay has some aftermarket pairs for $100 so you can get 2 now for the price i paid for 1 that will solve the problem guaranteed owne d a lancer for 5 years know the ups and downs to them
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Posted on Dec 25, 2009
Code p0420 is 'catalyst efficiency below threshold'.
This could be caused by a bad catalytic converter but before dumping a ton of money on that I would suspect the after-cat oxygen sensor is getting lazy and setting the code.
Have the O2 sensors checked and replace if needed before suspecting the catalytic converter.
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
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