1987 MITSUBISHI STARION

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  • illini90
  • 1987 Mitsubishi Starion

Engine Performance problem
1987 Mitsubishi Starion 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 196000 miles

The car will start but has little power when moving and doesnt sound right. It kind of sounds like a go cart when its running now. The oil pressure gauge is also reading zero while it is running.

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Saturday, October 30th, 2010 AT 4:55 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi illini90,

Low power, oil pressure and abnormal noises indicates a possible fault with the engine and lubricating system. Possibly a faulty oil pump.

Did you check the oil level?

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Sunday, October 31st, 2010 AT 4:27 AM
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The oil level is good its just that there is no oil pressure

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Sunday, October 31st, 2010 AT 3:46 PM
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The oil pump is driven by the counter balance shaft drive belt and I believe the belt has failed. You would need to remove the timing belt cover to inspect..

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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 7:38 AM

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