1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse MY CAR IS DYING

Tiny
ALLEYALSN
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  • 1997 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 131,000 MILES
My 97 eclipse keeps shutting off on me while driving it.
i can give it gas going up and hill and it will shut off sometimes or while it is setting.
i dont know whats wrong with it. I have tried and tried to find it but it could be a million things.
can you help me? PLEASE
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Saturday, July 19th, 2008 AT 8:50 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi Alleyalsn,

So with a million possibilities where do we start?

What have you done so far?

Can you give a better description of the symptoms?

Is idling ok?

Is the Check Engine light showing?
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Sunday, July 20th, 2008 AT 12:43 PM
Tiny
ALLEYALSN
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The only thing that I can u is that my dad cleaned somthing out of a pipe and it still didnt work.
The car just dies on me. And its hard to start back. I think when it tries to die I give it gas and it floods it.
My cel comes on sometimes but not when its dies. So I dont know what to do
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Sunday, July 20th, 2008 AT 5:07 PM
Tiny
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Hi Alleyalsn,

When the CEL shows, it means something is not working correctly and it might be the cause of the problem.

Get a free scan done at Autozone and come back with the code so that we can understand your problem better.
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Monday, July 21st, 2008 AT 6:57 AM
Tiny
CHERYL LAWRENCE
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I also have a 1997 mitsu and that happened to me for a while too. That is, right up until a plethora of problems came up. So heres a few questions for you: Are your spark plugs and wires working correctly and do you ever hear a "pop" when your driving like you ran something over? Are you loosing oil or overheating frequently? (There's this tiny length of hose that has a tendency to get a hole in it. Cheap fix if you catch it early) And when was the last time you replaced your timing belt? I pray for your sake its not the timing belt. If that baby snaps might as well call your car totaled. Mitsu's arn't non interference so if that belt snaps you're going to do ALL sorts of damage.
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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 AT 12:57 AM

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