MITSU GALANT IDLES, RUNS ROUGH, AND STALLS.

  • Tiny
  • Galant97
  • 1997 Mitsubishi Galant
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 86,000 miles

I have a 97 mitsubishi galant, 4 cylinder, it starts up, runs choppy as hell, and sometimes stalls. When it does idle though, rpms fluctuate from 1000-1200. Also spark plugs 1-3 are quite black but nothing too crazy, and the number 4 plug remains in mint condition. There are no lights on in the dashboard so I don't think a code will be thrown. There is also a small leak from the front driver side in my oil pan I believe. Any ideas as to what my problem/problems may be?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 AT 4:00 PM

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  • Tiny
  • JDL
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http://s4.postimage.org/12rar0n50/misubishi_galant.jpg

With the idle, the list of possibilities is as long as your arm. I'd clean the throttle-body and idle air control. How long since a tune-up?

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 AT 4:57 PM
  • Tiny
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I'll get right to that after work and get back to you, as for the tune-up, not sure as I just traded another car for it and haven't had it for long. It has been sitting for a few months since it was a little too cold for me to do anything. Thanks for info too, diddn't think I would get a reply at all.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 AT 5:06 PM
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Not a problem, let us know.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 AT 5:15 PM
  • Tiny
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I was told that I get no spark on the fourth cylinder. Could this cause the motor to shake, and idle to fluctuate? Plug wires appear fine, could they still be bad? Lastly I was told to replace my coil pack by another person who looked at it. If plug wire 4 is removed when the car is idling, there is no change. Wires 1-3 make a definate change though.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 AT 9:19 PM
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  • JDL
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A dead cylinder will causae a rough idle.

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Sunday, April 24th, 2011 AT 7:20 PM

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