Engine Performance problem
1988 Mitsubishi Montero 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 104205 miles
OK, I've got an old 1988 Mitsubishi Montero. It's twenty years old and burns oil. The head has been replaced some time back. I'm not too concerned about the oil consumption, and I know the fix for that is more than the vehicle is worth. It recently began to start hard, occasionally backfire, and idle oddly. So, I replaced the air filter, fuel filter and put in new spark plugs. It drives better, and it hasn't backfired anymore, but the engine still lugs. What I mean by this is that it shakes and idles way too slow when I'm stopped, with my foot on the brake, at a light. You can even see the headlights cycle between dim and bright as it idles. If I put the vehicle in neutral or park, the idle is fine. Any ideas?
Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 AT 8:51 PM