I have a 93 Colt Mitzu product with same problem. The common causes seem to be all throttle body related. A dirty throttle body, faulty throttle position sensor, or fouled/faulty Injector Servo Control are apparently the common culprits. Mine has improved after a simple cleaning of the throttle body - but not completely.
I will remove the throttle body again in a couple days, crack it apart, try to identify the ISC, clean and reinstall. Apparently there is a sensor that can be fouled by carbon build-up. I will report back if this works. The TPS was replaced once by the PO, if the cleaning doesn't work I will replace it as well.
I am flying blind as there are NO repair manuals available locally. Dodge will NOT diagnose or check engine codes - claiming the vehicle is essentially Mitzu, and have washed their hands of it. My Mitzu dealer will also not diagnose - saying Dodge claims propietary ownership of the technology pre 1994 in Canada. Dodge claims to not carry the computer equip necessary to diagnose a pre 96 vehicle. Yet another reason to abandon Dodge altogether. Is there anyone left in North America stupid enough to drive their vehicles with such lousy support? :Evil:
I am currently searching for a Mitzu Colt/Mirage/Summit/Lancer(?) Repair manual for the correct year. Am searching US sites as they are N/A locally - once again due to Dodge proprietary ownership.
If any of this works, I'll try to remember to include a detailed photo.
Monday, January 14th, 2008 AT 12:55 PM