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My 2000 Mitsubishi galant 2 4 l idols at 1000 rpm and vibrates with a knocking sound i have the mass air sensor disconnected if i connect it it shuts off right away just tunned it up rebuilt intake manifold with new throttle body and fuel pump also a new mass air sensor what could it be

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Clean your air flow sensor

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SOURCE: 000 NISSAN Xterra -- after warming up, loses RPM by 500-1000..... have replaced ignition wires and distributor, checked mass air flow sensor and OK.....

I had a problem on my Nissan Xterra 2000. Symptons sound similar. In my case, it ran fine for a while and then suddenly the engine starts to stumble and lose output. At one point it did not even have enough HP to move. Irregular idling too. Thought it was water in my fuel. Bought water remover from the store and added to gas tank. Problem did not go away. Instead, "Service Engine Soon" light came on. Had to have it towed to the dealer as there was no way the engine could keep up with traffic. Dealer replaced the "Crank Position Sensor" today. Parts $33.00, Labor: $300 (about 3 hrs worth of work). Seems to work fine now but I will wait and see. Dealer also stated that Distributor bearing appears to be noisy and will need to be replaced sooner or later. I will wait for it to go before I fix that.

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  • The PCM doesn't even see the O2 sensor until engine temp has reached operating temp,the vehicle goes from open loop when cold,to closed loop when warm,where the PCM uses the O2 sensor to measure the rich/lean of the exhaust content,and from that,adjust fuel richness to achieve 14.7 to 1 air/fuel ratio.So when cold,the O2 sensor is out of the picture anyways.When unplugging sensors,it can be deceitful.The PCM has a program whereas,if a critical sensor (such as the mass air flow) is somehow damaged and out of the picture,the PCM will substitue a generic value that will allow the engine to stay running.So,by unplugging the MAF,it did try to run on it's own better than plugged in,there's the problem area.The vehicle is running better with the MAF unplugged,because the MAF is likely bad,and the PCM is substituting it's generic value when it IS unplugged.Something to recheckThe PROM update is a newer program for the PCM,and likely won't fix it unless the PCM is bad.I would try a good used PCM as a last or later resort,because i have seen my fair share of defective PCM's too.I have taken some PCM's apart,and found capacitors that had gone bad and leaked all over the circuit board,mostly Honda and Mitsubishi and Chrysler though.Good luck,keep me posted.

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starting definately has a lot to do with the crank/cam position sensors, but it wouldnt have nothing to do with hot or cold weather, oxygen sensor will make the vehicle run too rich if its out, you will smell fuel very strong out the exhaust, that could make it run sluggish also, and usually if the mass air flow sensor goes out the vehicle wont start at all...

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I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant and it's reading a P0170 code. I had the oxygen sensor replaced a year ago and one mech thinks it's the fuel tank pressure sensor. How can I access this or fix the problem....

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The condition you describe is usually caused be a vacuum leak. You should check all vacuum hoses for tightness.
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Jerking, slow up hill, engine service light on. no gas seems to get to engine


This is one of 2 faults common with this car.

Either the EGR valve "exhaust gas recycler" or the air mass sensor also known as the MAF sensor.

I would bet on it being the EGR as the engine light is on, you can remove this and clean it, that often does the trick. also you can clean the air mass sensor, certainly worth a go as these can be expensive parts. the air mass is pretty chep but the EGR can be a few hundred dollars.

Hope this helps
Get back to me if you need more info.

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Where is the MAF sencor located on 2000 Galant

in the inlet air pipe from the air filter to the manifold

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hey common problem w/the 2000 galant. you may need a mirror to see this, look and or feel where your throttle body mates up to your intake manifold. it has a problem of cracking, when you have an air leak there it will run like **** and usually shut off depending on the severity. this will cause you to get the throttle position malfunction code. if that is the case instead of buying a new or used intake manifold. take the old one off, and you can actually cut it flush and weld about a 2 inch in length tube to repair the crack. well let me know how it goes.

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