ENGINE STALLS

  • Tiny
  • Gcaleron
  • 2004 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 50,000 MILES

2004 Mit Outlander. I changed alternator and battery. Starts, stays on for a minute and then cuts off. Will stay on if I rev engine. Stalls when I let off the gas. Any thoughts?

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 8:31 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Ernest Clark
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Are you getting a check engine light? When was your last tune up?

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 11:46 AM
  • Tiny
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Tune up was recent. Fuel injectors were serviced recently. Hooked up Actron Code checker found PASS no codes. Oxygen sensor was incomplete though.

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 6:57 PM
  • Tiny
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NO engine check lights.

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 6:57 PM
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  • Ernest Clark
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If it runs better when you rev the engine, that suggest a fuel related issue and not ignition.

Check the fuel pressure regulator by removing the vacuum hose and checking for fuel. If there's any, then that's your problem.

If not, it may be a sensor (not 02) that's intermittent. Sometimes they won't produce a code until they fail enough for the computer to detect it. You'll need a better scanner that's capable of reading live sensor data. If you aren't knowledgeable in that area, you'll have to get a tech to do it.

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 7:01 PM
  • Tiny
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NO fuel in the hose. Where would I find the sensor?

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 7:32 PM
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  • Ernest Clark
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Your engine has several sensors. There's more than one way to check these sensors, but to do so with a meter or scope would probably be beyond your capability. A lot of techs don't even know how.

That's why I suggested you have the computer scanned with a professional scanner capable of reading live data. Unfortunately, these are the kind of issues where you may not have a choice but to take it into a shop. If you feel capable, and can get access to a good scanner updated to your model year, then I can tell you what to do.

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 7:38 PM
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Where can I purchase a scanner like that?

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 7:42 PM
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Mit dealer said to bring it in. Thanks for your help.

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 8:57 PM
  • Tiny
  • Ernest Clark
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No problem

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 9:43 PM

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