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MITSUBISHI STARION OIL PRESSURE PROBLEM

1987 Mitsubishi Starion

Engine Performance problem
1987 Mitsubishi Starion 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 196000 miles

The car will start but has little power when moving and doesnt sound right. It kind of sounds like a go cart when its running now. The oil pressure gauge is also reading zero while it is running.
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Illini90
October 30, 2010.



Hi illini90,

Low power, oil pressure and abnormal noises indicates a possible fault with the engine and lubricating system. Possibly a faulty oil pump.

Did you check the oil level?

KHLow2008
Oct 31, 2010.
The oil level is good its just that there is no oil pressure

Tiny
Illini90
Oct 31, 2010.
The oil pump is driven by the counter balance shaft drive belt and I believe the belt has failed. You would need to remove the timing belt cover to inspect..

KHLow2008
Nov 1, 2010.