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White smoke issuing from tail pipe.
Hello. This tends to happen on most vehicles when they have an internal engine problem. Most of the time it is a blown head gasket. When this occurs coolant can get into the combustion chamber and burn off causing the...
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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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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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Q: 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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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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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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Q: My car will not move while I put it in Gear
Hi Francisco. If you can feel the vehicle shift into gear after moving the shifter into a forward gear, then it's likely that there is internal damage inside the transmission. However, if you move the shifter but nothing appears to...
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My car won't start after a break-in & attempted theft.
When someone breaks in the vehicle, the Immobilizer system shows that the doors were locked from the outside. When the doors are ajar from the outside when locked, the security would set so the vehicle could not be stolen. Look...
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I have a Mitsubishi Diamante 2000 LS with 197,450 miles and I'm not sure if my transmission blew or if it's something else.
I would not suspect the transmission is bad just from hitting a bump. It is most likely a wire connection came loose or something else minor. You will need to have the car checked to see what happened by a...
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My 2004 mitsubishi dalmante will start but wont go into gear
Hello, thank you for writing in. Transmissions tend to show these types of issues when the transmission fluid is low, contaminated, or burnt. You should start with checking and changing the fluid first. From there look into transmission solenoids, the...
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My car cranks but won’t start
If electrical and ignition systems get water in them it can cause no starts or hard starting. You will need to have the computer tested for codes and ignition system checked to see if you are losing spark to the...

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