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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
If you’re looking for a compact that delivers a sporty driving experience, the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer just might be the right car for you. With a variety of models to choose from, including...
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Check engine light
Hello. Since the check engine light is on then I would need to scan the computer for codes myself. From the one code that you have that sounds like an EGR system issue. It may be the DPFE sensor or...
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if a timing chain wears, how do you know if the gears are worn as well
Hi there. Assuming, proper maintenance has been performed and it is timing chain heard, would lead me to believe, a timing chain guide or timing chain tensioner is worn or broken. Once the timing cover has been removed, all of...
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Brand new battery keeps being drained. I found the interior light switch does not work. Could this be the culprit?
Even though you have a "new" battery, it does have to be load tested just to be sure. Such is not a problem though as many large battery vendors will do it for free. Once you have confirmed the battery,...
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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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I cannot find a computer with the Part #. 1860A799. Can I use another part number that looks the same?
Hi there. The part number that you have is specific to your vehicle's computer system. If you are wanting to replace the computer with an aftermarket computer, you can but you will need the computer flashed (programmed) to the VIN...
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My car just died on the highway - 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
Unfortunately, without further detail as to the specific noise or symptoms, this may need to be diagnosed in person by a professionally qualified mechanic. This can happen for many reasons such as fuel delivery problems, electrical shorts, ignition problems, and...
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When stopped at a light rpm will dip from 600 to 500 can then move back up
Although the idle speed can be adjusted, the idle speed of the engine is optimized by the manufacturer for maximum performance and economy of operation. In practice, therefore, there is no value in making any adjustment. Low and/or unstable idle...
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I have replaced the catalytic converter on a 2006 Lancer. Now the car won't start. It ran fine before the swap.
Hello there, many faults will cause a no start condition on your 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer. When problems immediately after work was performed the first step is to double check the work performed. Various common problems can prevent the engine from...
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How do I get rid of the TPMS warning light even though the exact amount of air is in all of the tires?
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System needs a dealer specific scan tool, or generic TPMS reset tool to reset the system. Why the system is not communicating is the real question. Typically this happens if they have been replaced and have...
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Abs e-brake asc service engine soon lights
Hi there: In most cases, when all of these lights are illuminated on the dashboard, it's typically caused by a faulty speed sensor inside the transmission; as it's one of the few components that helps to activate all of these...
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Noises and power loss while driving
The high pitched sound you are hearing is the drive belt is slipping on a pulley. Remove the serpentine belt and spin all of the pulleys that can be spun. Listen for any noises. If you hear a noise on...
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What are these codes that appeared on my car?
These codes are related to the engine sensors for mass air flow, idle air control, and the throttle position sensor. It is quite likely, given your mileage, that their sensors have become dirty/clogged, or the sensors have failed. You don't...
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The only way I can deactivate the alarm at this moment is by turning on the car.
Hello, thanks for writing in to YourMechanic. Most cars support a "reset" mode for the alarm that works as follows: close all doors and lock the car with the key in the drivers door. After 2-3 minutes, unlock the driver...
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Low kilometers on the odometer
Hello. The best way to determine if the odometer on a vehicle has been rolled back is to compare the readings with the maintenance and service records. At 20000 kilometers there should be at least a few service records to...
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My car's steering rack makes a noise when going straight or left.
The steering rack can be damaged by stones or other debris being thrown up from the roadway. The rubber boot also can tear from aging and constant compress/extend motions as well during turns. If your steering rack makes noises while...
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Car started this morning, tried to jump it but still won't start
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The issues you are having with starting may stem from a couple different components. When you hear a click, winding, or slow crank it typically means the starter has failed, or is about to....
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not starting
Hi there. If your Mitsubishi Lancer stopped running all of the sudden and the oil pressure light is illuminated, this may be a major mechanical problem that should be inspected and repaired by a professional mechanic. Before you head to...
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My Mitsubishi Lancer 2005 has a limp mode issue - the car does not erase trouble codes permanently (even by debugging or terminal disconnection)
I see the note where you have previously replaced several components on the transmission already. Do you recall the brand and warranty of these components? If the parts you replaced are still under warranty, you may be able to get...
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What might my shifter issue be?
Hi there. The popping out of gear could be a shifter alignment issue and/or an internal transmission concern (ie; synchronizer, hub, or input to output shaft bearing). The won't go into any gear could be a faulty clutch slave cylinder...
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Brake rotors
On Amazon, brand new AC Delco brand rotors for your car are about $55 each with free shipping. If you use a certified Mechanic from YourMechanic to refurbish your front brakes, you can simply supply those brand new high quality...

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