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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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My clutch is "new" but the pedal is weak with hard shifts!?
There are several potential causes for your concern. If the shop replaced the clutch, they may have opened up the hydraulic lines, allowing air to enter the system. This could cause the pedal to go to the floor. It may...
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My car randomly stalls
This may be related to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at...
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My car is leaking oil after an oil change.
It sounds like the valve cover is leaking, allowing the oil to leak down into the spark plug recess as you have noted. Not only will a leaky valve cover result in the oily smell that you detected, it can...
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My car is having issues starting and running in the cold
Hi there. It sounds like the idle speed control motor could be struggling during a cold start. There could also be a vacuum leak that is allowing too much air into the intake during a cold start; cold starts require...
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Crankshaft position sensor causing check engine light to come on.
The first step to take would be to have a check engine light is on inspection performed by a qualifed professional. This will help to deterimine if the crankshaft position sensor is faulty or not. Consider YourMechanic as a certified...
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Power steering issues - 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse
I would recommend checking with the part manufacturer of the power steering pump as well as inquiring about the labor for when the power steering pump was installed the first time. This is not something that should have occurred a...
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Oil keeps dripping under my car, but I checked the oil and its full.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. Check the transmission fluid to see if its low. Also, check the power steering fluid to see if its low. Either the vehicle is leaking oil from the engine, transmission, or power steering....
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Car won't start - 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Hi there. Check any fuses that are ignition related. If all of the fuses are in good shape, then check the wire condition to make sure that there is no corrosion on the wire or on any terminal. If your...
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It wont start, dont hear any bangin or clangin
If Diagnostic Trouble Code P0335 sets, that does not necessarily mean that there is anything wrong with the Crankshaft Position Sensor (CPS) because Code P0335 actually has multiple causes. The only way a CPS can be condemned if it the...
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Shaking at low and high speed, clicking noise from the left front tire
Hi there, thanks for writing in. The issue you're describing is most likely due to failed or damaged wheel bearings on the driver side. Every wheel on your car is attached to a hub and inside this hub is a...
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I'm looking at buying this car online, but it needs a timing belt and valves fixed. What can I expect to pay to have it fixed?
Depending on the internal damages from the broken timing belt you may be looking at a complete engine replacement if the valves put holes in the tops of the pistons. This could have happened if the engine was running at...
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Does my car need a clutch replacement?
Hi there. It sounds like the clutch is slipping; similar to when an automatic transmission slips. The clutch disc provides the friction surface that allows the transfer of engine torque to the transmission. It accomplishes this by riding on the...
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My car keeps dying while I'm driving - 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Check the transmission range selector for a loose connection and make sure it is tight on the transmission. The code is coming up for the transmission range selector saying that the transmission is in gear and park at the same...
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I plan on putting a 6g74 from a Diamante
Hey there. The 6G74 is a direct drop in as long as the donor vehicle is the right one. That engine was used in a few models with some being FWD and others AWD, and there will be very subtle...
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When car runs awhile it will stall. The engine will turn on but as soon as you put it into drive it stalls.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Any number of things can cause an engine to stall. Assuming, the Check Engine Light is not coming on, leads me to believe the ECM (Engine Control Module)/computer is not recognizing the fault. The...
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Misfire - 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Hey there. These two codes are most likely related as an intake air leak can cause a misfire due to the lean fuel condition it creates. When there are no intake air leaks present, your car runs smoothly based upon...
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I just replaced my radiator and it's leaking transmission fluid.
Hi there. The transmission cooling lines are very tricky on a Mitsubishi Eclipse. Sometimes cross-threading or not properly tightening the lines can cause them to leak while, in some instances, a rubber o-ring inside the line might be pinched. The...
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Car is stuttering while driving - 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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My brakes lock up once the car is warmed up
The brakes may not be releasing all the pressure if they are partly engaged after using them. This can be caused by a few different problems. Besides the brake calipers sticking or the brake hoses blocking pressure, you may have...
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Intermittent starting problem.
Hi. There may be a couple of reasons why this could be happening. There could be an intermittent problem with the starter not engaging when it should be. This is usually caused by a problem inside the starter solenoid. ...

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