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Car accelerates as if being feather then the engine shuts off
Hi there. There are a lot of possible issues that can cause this. If this occurred right after the replacement of the alternator then I would check the fuses first. It is possible that a wire got shorted during the...
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Value crover gasket
Check to see if the gasket is a complete set and comes with the gasket. Plug the seals and any needed bolt seals. Some kits include the gasket only. If you want assistance with this or would like a technician...
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Need to replace Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor
The TPS and a scanner to test it is all that you need. The code P0122 points to the sensor but a through pinpoint test should be done to make sure the sensor is failing before you replace it. ...
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noise choking when accelerating
With fuel level getting low and the possibility of debris from the fuel tank getting into the fuel delivery system, it is possible you have some debris that is partially clogging the fuel injectors. The fuel injector should be professionally...
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from neutral to drive
This is an indication of a failed transmission range range selection switch. The information from this switch is used not only to indicate the driver's choice of gear selection for the transmission to be electronically controlled, but also is used...
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drive gear not working
This sounds like a failed transmission range selection switch. The switch will need to be replaced to restore proper operation of the transmission. You may want enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will have...
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fans, air conditoning, electrical wiring
The condenser fan is a separate circuit from the radiator fan. It sounds like the radiator fan is being controlled properly by the powertrain control module as the fan is activated by the engine temperature. The condenser fan is...
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car will not start
The fuel injectors, EGR solenoid and TCL solenoids are all supplied power by the PCM and each of the injectors are sequentially ground actuated by the PCM. Power needs to be checked to all of these components to see if...
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Do I need a crankshaft position sensor
Typically a bad crank position sensor will prevent your vehicle from starting. Your rough idle could be due to a vacuum leak or possibly a dirty injector, or maybe even an idle air control valve or throttle body that needs...
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Need diagram of firing order on distributor to connect plug wires
An accurate firing order diagram can be found online by typing "01 diamante firing order" in the search bar. An accurate diagram is required, as the vehicle will not run properly if the firing ignition wires are not installed in...
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Electrical. Dashboard lights not working
Hi there, thanks for writing in. When you jump a battery backwards it will blow a number of fuses and this will be different in every vehicle. Some of the times, it will also cause damage to the vehicle modules....
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Why is my car making noise and lights turn on?
Your vehicle may be covered under a recall for the engine wire harness getting melted on the exhaust manifold and causing engine control computer lines to get shorted to the manifold. This can cause problems with the crankshaft sensor and...
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my car swayss back and forth on its own. starting at 30mph
Hello. If you have replaced these parts and it is still swaying then you need to check the tires. Make sure that they are the correct size. Aftermarket wheels will also cause this problem if they are not the correct...
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I lost my only car key. How can I get a replacement?
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would contact your local Mitsubishi dealer. They should be able to make you a key based off of your VIN number. Sometimes emailing is more efficient than trying to set an appointment. Try going...
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Fuse relay fuse
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to determine when addressing a no-start situation is if the starter is working properly. The starter is responsible for cranking over the engine. It has to turn at a certain speed...
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Smoke coming from the tail pipe when I accelarate. Burning oil.
Blue smoke coming from the exhaust generally means that the motor is burning the engine oil. This can happen for a couple of different reasons such as worn piston rings or leaking valve guide seals. When this happens, the engine...
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Is there another car i can use bushings off of? Can't find my cars bushing for lower control arms 1999 Mitsubishi Diamante
Hi there - on this specific model, the bushing is pre-installed in the control arm by suppliers. For aluminum control arms such as this one, it is generally not a good idea to field-repair the control arm. The act of...
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What could be causing water to leak in car when raining under dashboard
In the area of the engine cowling, there is usually a network for air intake into the cabin. There are diverters built in to this network to ensure that only air, but not rainwater get into the vehicle. If rust...
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How do I replace my ignition switch with new ignition switch and key then program it to the car
We would need your model year to advise you regarding the specific service procedure as it can vary from year to year. The exact procedure is set forth in the Factory Service Manual (FSM) and you will need a copy...
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I drove my car without coolant and the engine overheated. I got the car home and filled the coolant but engine is kind of smoky.
Depends on if you drove the vehicle with straight water or nothing in the cooling system. If there was nothing in the cooling system, then the head gasket may have burned causing the coolant to slightly leak into a cylinder...

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