Question about 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse
My 2001 eclipse GT starts and runs until it gets warm and then It won't idle and just dies. My check engine light doesn't come on, when the motor dies so I don't even have a trouble code I can look up. Any suggestions for a place to start checking for these syptoms?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a 2000 Mitsubishi
I think the best thing to do is just try a lighter weight fully synthetic oil in it. What you're hearing is the valves sticking in oil that is not bleeding down fast enough while it is cold.
Posted on Nov 08, 2010
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This problem is commonly caused by a dirty automatic idle speed control valve and throttle valve. Buy a can of throttle valve cleaner (do not use carburetor spray cleaner!) from NAPA or Carquest (made by CRC chemicals) and spray it into the air intake while the engine is running, use up about 1/2 the can, engine will try to stall hold the speed up, shut it down and let it soak for 30 minutes, restart and blow out the remaining fluid, shut it down and disconnect the negative battery cable for 5 Min's to reset the base idle control
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