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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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Headlights turn on and ac but dont start up.
If the starter is not operating at all, you have an electrical problem. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, would first check to see if power is getting to the starter motor and if the ground is good (e.g.,...
Can't find location of my canister purge valve
Hey there, thanks for writing in. The canister purge valve is located underneath the throttle body near the front of the motor. If you are unsure how to proceed with the code, a certified pro from YourMechanic can come to...
mass air flow sensor replace?
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The code you are getting is for a problem with the mass air flow sensor circuit. This does not mean replace the sensor. The code has a pinpoint test...
I believe it has a blown head gasket how can I tell for sure and the oil smells like gas when you take the spark plugs out that s
Hey there. You may have a fuel system that is flooding the engine with fuel due to a a bad fuel regulator or a stuck open injector. Pull off the vacuum line to the fuel regulator on the duel rail...
Excessive oil consumption, oil in spark plug holes, normal compression
The oil getting into the spark plug holes is from the valve cover and spark plug tube seals. Replace both of these and clean out spark plug holes of oil. This will help with the misfires and coils shorting out....
Goes in gear but goes no where. Bleed the clutch
This sounds like you have a bad clutch or transmission input shaft is not turning for some reason. You should have the transmission removed to have the transmission and clutch checked to isolate the cause of the no clutch engagement....
When I turn the key the lights come on fine, but sometimes it is hard to crank up. It makes a fast ticking noise
Hello, thanks for writing in. It sounds like either your battery voltage is low, or you have a corroded battery terminal, or both. Check the battery posts for corrosion, if you find a blob of blue green fuzzy stuff there,...
Wierd rpm spike when coasting in vehicle.
Your car has an automatic transmission and will automatically downshift as the speed of the vehicle slows down. This spike in RPM's is just the downward gear spinning the motor up slightly as it downshifts. Nothing to worry about as...
Ignition fuse keeps blowing
You had a good start by tracing the wires and making sure they were clean, dry, and not damaged. To make sure you covered the entire circuit, I recommend you use an official wiring diagram to check this. It is...
Exhaust smell coming though AC
Hello. I will help you with your question about a possible exhaust leak. There are a variety of odors you could be detecting. If the A/C system is operating, there can sometimes be some pretty strong odors due to the...
I have a 2001 Spyder GT that has not been running properly. I replaced the cap, rotor, wires, plugs, and plenum gasket
Hi, thanks for writing in. A bad O2 sensor can cause the car to run this way simply on its own. I would start with replacing this and if it continues to run this way, I would recommend having an...
My car accelarates after a small drive around
Hello, thanks for writing in. This can be caused by a few things. Most of the time this is caused by a vacuum leak. If it is intermittent then most of the time it is caused by a sticking EGR...
Okay so basically my car shakes and vibrates a lot while idle or at a stop light. And then when I go above 65 rides rough
The rough idle may be caused by a variety of things, but this happens most commonly when the mass air flow sensor or the idle air control module have failed. The mass air flow sensor is responsible for monitoring the...
i think is the throttle or transmission
Hello. I would need to have a description of the noise to really be able to pinpoint where it is coming from. From the description that you have made it sounds like the engine is revving high when you are...
Check engine light for EGR valve
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Typically when a problem is recognized by the on board computer (ECM), an error code will be triggered that illuminates the check engine light initially. However, this error code is also stored in the...
Help me
It is possible that your idle air control valve could be malfunctioning. The idle air control valve is responsible for adjusting the air flow to the engine during slowing down. If the idle air control valve is not performing as...
Vehicle will not Turn On
Hello. It sounds like a battery cable issue. Most of the time this is caused by either a poor connection at the battery cable ends or the cables themselves have corrosion inside of them causing high resistance. Most of the...
Finding a (at least decent) sporty convertible for $2-5k
Maintenance costs could vary greatly between each make and model. Make sure to also include extra costs when purchasing a sport convertible. Maintenance repairs on convertible tops tend to be expensive so that is something that you'll also need to...
This is usually a result of one or several things. Generally when a car is overheating, most commonly this is related to a failing or faulty thermostat. This is a unit in the engine that regulates the flow of coolant...
I put a penny in place of a fuse, tried to start my car and now it wont start and makes a grinding sound when i try to start it
Hi there. Putting a penny in place of a fuse, not recommended, replace with the correct fuse. The fuse is there, to protect the circuit. If the fuse blows, there is a short to ground. The grinding sound, when you...

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