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Car shuts off while driving
This sounds like potentially a mass air flow sensor problem. The mass air flow sensor monitors the air flow into the engine and when this is faulty can cause reactions much like what you are describing. I would suggest having...
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Clicks but won't start
It sounds like you probably have a bad battery. A certified mechanic should be able to test the battery to see if it is performing correctly. If the battery is good, there could be a bad connection in the electrical...
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have to clutch start everytime we want to go somewhere
Hello there, many faults will prevent your 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage from starting normally. You have done well in replacing the battery and starter first as these are the usual causes. Other potential faults are the battery cables, ignition switch, battery...
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Can i make a new sump gasket for my 98 lancer from cork or rubber gasket sheet or do i need to buy a new one?
Hello. If you have reason to believe that your oil sump may be sludgey, due to waiting too long in between services, then it may not be a bad idea to clean it out. Cleaning the pan / sump out...
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Slow Acceleration of Vehicle after start up
Hi there. That check engine light is probably the warning that something is afoul and creating your concern. There are more than likely codes and data stored to aid in the diagnosing of the concern. Remember that codes are not...
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my car rear wheels are slanted
The preferred camber setting in the rear for the 1998 Mirage is -0.69 degrees. However, camber in the rear on this vehicle can be in the range of -1.19 to -.19 and still be acceptable. If your camber setting is...
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Good day, I'm having a bad feeling about my car I wish there is somebody who can give me a hand of a good advice, the situ
Hi there. It's possible that you may have either a vacuum leak (within the EGR system) or possibly a cracked exhaust manifold. It's also possible that the problem is related to ignition timing, so you might want to have a...
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What's size wrench do I need to tale thoild drain plug out to change the oil
Hello: You'll want to purchase a 17 mm end wrench or socket to remove the oil pan bolt on a 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage.
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Hesitation when accelerating
There are a number of things that may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating such as low fuel pressure, a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, clogged or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially...
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Injectors are not pulsing
Hello there, many faults will cause the fuel injectors to not pulse in your 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage after removing the indicator and wiper assembly. When issues such as this happen after repairs have been made the first step is to...
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2015 mirage 51000 miles sputters and hesitates on acceleration from stop. problem stops at about 30-40mph starts fine. no stalls
Among the possibilities are faults in the throttle position sensor, mass airflow sensor, vacuum leaks, a clogged fuel filter, defective EGR valve or control circuit, and worn out spark plugs and wires. A mechanic would simply investigate these possibilities sequentially...
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My car won't go into park . it starts in nutruel
It sounds like you may have a problem with the neutral safety switch. Your vehicle has a neutral safety switch that will prevent the vehicle from starting when it is in any gear position other than park or neutral. Occasionally,...
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New rack and pinion 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage
Hi there - no, a new steering rack should not be smoking. I wonder however, if the smoke is from oil that leaked prior to the steering rack replacement, and is burning off? Have the bottom of the vehicle steam...
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Has no power there are traces of gasline in the engine oil
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a leaking fuel pressure regulator. The fuel pressure regulator is a device which controls the pressure of fuel supplied to the fuel injectors on an engine. This works by bleeding off a...
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I was told my engine was seized however it starts and the motor runs. My mechanic is clearing lying to me. Can A seized engine run
Hi there. If the engine is currently running, it would not mean it has seized up. Although the engine is running, it is possible that the engine may have locked up (due to lack of lubrication). The biggest problem with...
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My car start jerking while driving and will not start. It is a 1999 Mitsubishi
You could have a fuel pump failure or failure of a major ignition system component such as the coil or the cam or crankshaft position sensors could have failed. If you request a no start diagnostic the responding certified mechanic...
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Replaced starter and car still wont turn on
Hi There, Depending on whether or not the vehicle will turn over will determine what the next step should be. If the engine does not turn over, I would recommend checking all connections related to the battery and check to...
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car won't start switched out starter already
Hello, thank you for writing in. The quickest way to diagnose the issue at this point is to test the starter and make sure it is getting a full 12 volt supply of energy. The starter solenoid then amplifies that...
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Cleaning under the hood with only rag
Hello, thank you for writing in. Yes you can clean the top of the engine off with a rag. If you want to use cleaner, use a degreaser, although your engine being so new likely does not have much build...
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I have a 1993 Mitsubishi Mirage. Starter went out and I bought another one an it's still grinding on the flywheel.
Hi there. The start will need to have shims put in between the starter and the engine block. This will make the start pinion gear line up with the teeth on the flywheel. The pinion gear on the starter is...

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