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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Base 3dr Coupe Manual

1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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Front Wheel Drive, 3 Door Coupe, Sub-Compact
22 mpg city / 33 mpg hwy
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March 30, 2012, 5:43 am

Jo B
 

Thanks alot Liz... your suggestion is a new ECU. See, for now im going the route of used because its rather expensive to get a new one. Also, i live in the caribbean just to let you know. I plan on getting a new one. But for now ill take the gamble with used. If it could give me at least 5-6months working well, id have prepared to purchase a brand new ecu before then. Again, you've been major help.

Good Looking out :) Have a good day.


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March 30, 2012, 9:40 am

Elizabeth K
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Well, I see how living off the mainland US could affect getting parts... The concern of going with a used ECU is not longevity, it is that it will not work at all. But if it does work, then you've saved some money and you've got a part that likely will not cause any further issues. My experience with used electronics is pretty good, but there is always some risk. Patience and a good return policy should see you through it.


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April 27, 2012, 11:25 am

Jo B
 

heyy.. quite a disappointment. sigh. got computer. works... but seems computer isnt the problem. Car doing the same sputtering thing. i could go crazi. Hav no idea what to do anymore. They dont know wat the problem is.


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April 27, 2012, 3:33 pm

Elizabeth K
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Well, at least you know the problem is not the ECU. Your problem isn't that bad, you just need to do some thorough, step-by-step diagnosis. The following article walks you through some steps--it sounds like testing the fuel pressure is the next one to take:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls


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April 30, 2012, 4:34 pm

Jo B
 

hey thanks. so i ran another scan. and the code is P1495. could u help out and let me know wat this code is. His code book only want up to 99.


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