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1990 Mitsubishi Galant - Engine Troubles

I have a 1990 Mitsubishi Galant, my Check Engine light came on this morning after I stopped somewhere for about 5 minutes, I was going up the road and it started jumping, like a standard can before it dies, but this was happening non stop like the car started freaking out with surges as explained and will only go about 1 MPH no matter what gear I am in or how far I was pushing down the pedal, and it just surges for however long its on. What is giving me the problem? Also what would be your recommendation to fix the problem.

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  • justin barath May 11, 2010

    first you should have the engine light checked and go from there



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The first step is to borrow a scan tool to read what the error engine code that resulted in a check engine light.

Look the code up particularly for your engine and you will most likely find the fault.

You can report this Check engine code on this website and get some ideas for repair.

If the car was driveable you could take it to your friendly auto parts store where many of the stores will read the code complementary.

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Your vehicle's computer will reveal the problem/s, if you're willing to access it.

You can do this by locating the Datalink connector (found under the dash, above your knee) which looks like this:

With the key in OFF position:

- Using a jumper wire (or paperclip), join pin no's 1 & 4.
- Turn key to ON

Your Engine Check light (an possibly other warning lights too) will now start flashing.

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Slow flashes are the 1st digit, fast flashes are the 2nd digit.
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