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03 eclipse engine/power issue


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rsrtcs
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Jan 22, 2017, 6:38 PM

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Today I went to start my 03 mitsubishi eclipse. When I started it, for the first 5-10 seconds the car idled as normal. Then the RPM plummeted, the front of the car made a loud grinding noise, and the power flickered. Then it went back to idling for another 5ish seconds before doing it again.

After talking to someone, I was told to take it out of park, put it in reverse, back up a moment, put it in drive, pull up a moment, then put it in park again. The theory was that somehow something got misaligned. I know nothing about vehicles, so I tried it and it worked. The car idled as normal, I drove it around the block a couple times, and there were no issues.

When I tried to start it again tonight to run an errand, it started doing the noise/power loss/etc again.

Any experience with any of this? I'm hoping its a small issue somehow :(


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Jan 22, 2017, 7:27 PM

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Check engine light on?

Since you have no knowledge in vehicle repair, you should have your mechanic check it out.





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rsrtcs
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Jan 22, 2017, 7:29 PM

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Check engine light is not on.

Yeah, I figure I'll have to do that eventually. Was hoping someone had a ballpark idea of what it could be though so I could have a bit of knowledge heading in.


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Jan 22, 2017, 7:39 PM

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Can you record/video what is going on and then upload it to a video hosting site and then post the link in here? Maybe seeing and hearing it may give some clues?





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Jan 22, 2017, 7:58 PM

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After talking to someone, I was told to take it out of park, put it in reverse, back up a moment, put it in drive, pull up a moment, then put it in park again. The theory was that somehow something got misaligned.


What did that guy do for a living? Landscaper, fisherman, Janitor? I wouldn't ask him for any further advice.



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