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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse
2012 marks the end of an era for the Eclipse and Mitsubishi sends the sporty little car off in style. As affordable sports cars go, the Eclipse has served its segment well with...

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How can I locate the starter on a 1996 eclipse
Depending on the motor you have in your car the starter may be in left front of motor, left rear of motor or right rear of motor. If you give me the motor size and if it is turbocharged or...
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Exhaust leak unknown location near headers, p0170 code fuel trim malfunction bank 1 and white smoke when sitting in traffic.
Hi Kaden. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Usually when an exhaust leak occurs, it will cause the O2 sensors to relay faulty data to the ECU, which triggers the OBD-II code and will impact fuel trim, air mixture and several...
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timing belt
The best thing to purchase in this situation would be a timing belt kit. This kit will come with all of the parts necessary to replace the timing belt properly including the tensioner the timing belt itself and gaskets.
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My car will be in neutral but still stays at 1500 or 2000 rpms while driving
There are a number of things that can make a car jerk while you are cruising. Many of them would bring up a check engine light, but there are a few, like fuel pressure problems, that might not. With a...
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Car violently shakes at 30+ mph after cold start
Hi Chris. Thanks for writing in tonight. The biggest problem with bad motor mounts is that when they fail, they tend to fail rapidly; so that might be what has happened to your Mitsubishi. However, it's also possible (although less...
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Is the ignition switch cylinder interchangeable between the 99 Eclipse GS and the 2000 eclipse.
Hi Sean. The parts themselves are similar, and would most likely fit. However, we don't recommend swapping out different year components on vehicles with ECU's - as there are several compatibility problems that typically occur.
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Check engine light is on
Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter,...
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No crank
You didn't mention why you replaced the harness or whether the starter was operating before the work. But since you have also replaced the battery starter and alternator, I'm guessing that you have been trying to solve a cranking problem....
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I have a 99 Eclipse GS. It has 2 belts,
The shorter belt is 37.008 inches long and has a width of 0.54 inches. The material is EPDM and the belt has 4 ribs. You would specify it as the "a/c and idler belt". When replacing belts, all pulleys must...
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Check engine light is on with codes p0171 lean condition and p0303 cylinder 3 misfire
You did the right thing in checking for vacuum leaks, but I would take another good hard look at that. Not necessarily with the carb clean, but with the eyeballs. If there is a bad fit at the air mass...
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Driver side back tail light and running light and the end in side dash lights won't work
Hi there. Thanks for writing in today to YourMechanic.com. Usually when lights on one side of the vehicle are not working, it's due to a bad electrical relay or blown fuses. However, it could be as complex as a bad...
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Load noise when put in reverse and a see light came on and then it takes a long time to get going put gas almost all the way to f.
Hi Angie. Thanks for contacting us tonight. If you have a warning light on your dashboard, this is likely going to lead to the root source of this apparent transmission problem. Most of the time, acceleration problem like you are...
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Drs
Hi Angie. Thanks for contacting us tonight. I'm not quite certain as to what you're asking, but if it's about the SRS light, here is some information. Your air bag system is technically called the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) and...
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how many valve lifters do i have in my vehicle?
Most vehicles use regular fuel. If your vehicle says premium fuel only on fuel gauge then you will need to add premium fuel to run the engine properly. As far as lifters you have cam followers if it is an...
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My car will start but turn back off
A few different things will usually cause the vehicle to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor,...
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Sparks from battery after engine harness swap
You will need to check all the electrical connections for proper connection. The alternator and starter cables and wires should be checked first to see if they are on correct and that they are not touching ground anywhere. You can...
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went to start my car but it sounded like a backfire so it wont start and its cranks really so and backfiring out of throttle body.
Hi Johny. Backfiring is the process of a spark plug, or multiple spark plugs, igniting the fuel in their cylinder out of turn, in a part of the combustion process where the exhaust valve is open on that cylinder. This...
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Car quietly died while driving
This is a common symptom of a failing crankshaft position sensor and as the code indicates, this means the sensor needs to be replaced. A crankshaft position sensor is an electronic device used to monitor the position or rotational speed...
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Rattling engine and smoking exaust
It sounds like you may have a stretched out belt or potentially a worn out pulley bearing that may be causing the rattling noise you are describing. In some cases, loose exhaust components may also cause a bit of rattling...
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Car starts cold in mornings, but cuts off in a minute. Will start back up after a couple of hours but immediately cuts off.
Hi Melissa. Thanks for contacting us this evening. The first thing I'd recommend is not to take your car to the shop that removed a "horn fuse and relay" and said it reset the computer. That is a 'shade tree'...

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