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I have 2004 Mitsubishi lancer oz rally did timing belt wouldn't start then I change cylinder head but still won't start
A timing belt and cylinder head on a twin cam engine like the Lancer is a tricky business and there are a great many things that can go wrong during the course of the job. It could be something as...
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Code po401 replaced everthing
P0401 will often set if the passageway from the EGR valve to the intake is blocked with carbon. If you did not clear that passageway when replacing the EGR valve that is the most likely cause for the code. To...
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Whining noise in my 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer's CVT Transmission
Check the transmission fluid level and condition. The oil cooler can fail, causing loss of enough fluid to cause noise from the transmission. There is a manufacturer Technical Service Bulletin relative to parts failure in the transmission accompanied by a...
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Why is my car idling high
This may be related to a faulty idle air control valve or possibly a throttle stop that may need to be adjusted. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being...
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water is leaking
If you are getting a coolant leak behind a manifold then you may have a coolant pipe, hose leak on the intake side of engine or a head gasket or freeze plug leak on the exhaust side of engine. Have...
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Vehicle overheating.
Hi there. This is a common problem. It is likely that a cooling system thermostat got stuck closed causing low flow through the cooling system and requires that it get replaced. It is also possible that there is a radiator...
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Should I change my rotors?
Without seeing the vehicle, it would be hard to say if it would be safe. However, if the rotors are still of a usable thickness, it is possible to do what is referred to as a "pad slap", which means...
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No spark..
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The first thing to do is make sure you have a fully functioning battery, and it is best to go have it tested. Then you can check the available power to your ignition...
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Idle fluctuates and then stalls.
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Engine misfiring?
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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Crank but no start..
Hi. There is a good possibility that the timing belt has broken and is causing the engine to be out of time. The engine you have is an interference engine this means the clearance between valves and piston are very...
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Car starting up but won't stay running
If the car is starting with no issue but the problem is immediate stalling typical causes for such immediate stalling are a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at cold start only), faulty camshaft or crankshaft...
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Car not stopping when I press brake pedal.
I believe you may have a problem with your master cylinder. I would suggest first having the brake fluid flushed if it is dark. If that doesn't fix it then most likely the master cylinder is bad. I would have...
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Car not stopping when I press brake pedal.
I believe you may have a problem with your master cylinder. I would suggest first having the brake fluid flushed if it is dark. If that doesn't fix it then most likely the master cylinder is bad. I would have...
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Car not idling
The fuel pump could be the source of your concern. If the fuel pump is weak or failing it won't be able to provide enough fuel at idle and the vehicle will die unless more gas is added by feathering...
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Burning smell from car
Was the garage closed or open? Have you noticed this smell at any other time? There may not be a problem at all. Remember that catalyst converters get hot and cars run a lot hotter than they use to. Perhaps...
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Ambulance noise whine sound when I drive
It is possible that you could be having an issue with your turbo. I would recommend having your engine inspected by a qualified professional to determine the exact cause of this issue. Sometimes turboscan wine even louder than normal when...
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Car Battery completely depleted for no reason
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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Why is my car idling in this weird way?!
Manual transmission equipped vehicles have the usual idle air control circuitry as well as an electronic type dashpot to modulate (slow down) the fall off in RPM when you take your foot off the accelerator. There is likely a fault...
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I hear a whining sound while I drive my car especially when I accelerate
Hi BJ. Thanks for contacting us today. At first glance, I would assume that the whining noise is coming from your wheel bearings or another driveline component, especially if the noise gets worse as you accelerate. If the noise is...

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