ACCELERATION ISSUE

  • Tiny
  • wilsonbjorn
  • 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • manual
  • 149,000 miles

When I accelerate from an idle without the car in gear it decellerates slowly, it seems like somthing is sticking, but the throttle cable seems to be fine. My idle is fine. This seems to be effecting my fuel economy. Any advice would be appreciated.

Monday, March 28th, 2011 AT 7:48 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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  • 68,287 posts

What do mean "accellerate from idle without the car in gear?" It has to be in gear for the car to move. Or, do you mean you rev the engine?

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 5:49 PM
  • Tiny
  • wilsonbjorn
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Reving, also it stays over 2000rpm while coasting down a hill in neutral.

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 11:04 PM
  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Have the throttle position sensor (TPS) and the idle air control (IAC) checked. It sounds like a problem with the IAC.

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Friday, June 3rd, 2011 AT 12:04 PM
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  • kimbrough04@hotmail.com
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Not necessarally, there is a cruise control box in the engine compartment on the wall on the passenger side. It is posible that the turn tables within that box are sticking.

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 AT 4:08 PM

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