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Car occasionally dies while @ idle speed (like @ a stop light) mainly just runs sluggish but has died a couple times, and restarted with no problem....I found if I hold foot on gas pedal slightly while applying brake at a stop then it will stay running, because if I just put it in neutral at a stop then that's when it dies....other than this car runs fine at normal operating speeds on expressways, in-town roads, but as soon as I put it in park it does it as well. Some one said idle switch, or idle sensor, also been told fuel filter might need changed, also been told I could of bought bad gas @ one time. Because it did it one day, then for about 5 days maybe a week later it never did it at all, but this morning after driving it 50 miles, once I got back in my town it started again. Didn't die today, just acts like it's going to. What could it be? Oh yeah I also have been driving around on a very bad passenger side front strut for around 5-6 months, could I have messed something up like maybe with the tranny? Also ever since I've had this vehicle oil pressure fluctuates like I've never seen before...one minute it's almost to the second line, then it'll drop down almost to the far left of the gauge....is this normal with this year of eclipse? You can e-mail me back @ KingBeezyB@gmail.com thanks

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I had the same problem when I did battery maintenance on my 1988 Montero Sport. The problem was explained to me, that the car's electronic pollution control computer data was erased when the battery is disconnected or the battery totally discharges. The car's computer uses this data to regulate idle speed and other engine factors. The solution given to me was to recheck the battery connections (make sure they are clean, and tighten down), start the vehicle, and just let it sit and idle for about 15 - 20 minutes (without racing the engine or driving the vehicle). This will rebuild and repopulate the car's computer engine data it needs to make adjustments. Hope this helps.
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Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE dies when idling

with the battery fully charged try scraping the positive over the terminal on the battery and see if it sparks like a draw is sucking out amps if theres no draw on the battery it wont spark at all (good) if it sparks (bad) you have something grounded and killing your battery.. gl

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 mits. lancer shakes and almost dies when stopped.

it could be that your air mass meter is going bad, or that you have a vacuum leak. check your air filter how dirty it is.
if it's too old or dirty replace it because it will kill your air mass meter and will cost you 10 + times more.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 mitsubishi mirage 1.5 liter 5 speed wont start

If you have spark, try changing the fuel filter. If you don't have spark, get back to me.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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