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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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May 1, 2012, 4:46 am

Elizabeth K
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p1495 is for the evaporative purge solenoid, it's part of your emissions system and wouldn't keep your vehicle from running, it should only have an effect on the emissions. Here's some info on where to find the part, though you should test it before replacing it (and make sure there isn't a leak in the vacuum line):
http://www.justanswer.com/car/1bzuw-97-eclipse-vin-this-prob-runs-fine-when-engines-cold-bogs.html


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May 1, 2012, 11:59 am

Jo B
 

thanks... see i already knew i needed to get a solenoid. But the scan we did yesterday shows this as the only error. 1 error, p1495. Also, someone told me it could be a relay that is bad, or could have been replaced by the person who was trying their stuff on my car. would a scan tool pick up anything about a relay?

Okay, ill get them to check the vaccum line.


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May 1, 2012, 12:54 pm

Elizabeth K
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No, a scan tool won't pick up a relay problem. But basic troubleshooting steps will take you to the problem, regardless of how the problem happened. Here's the article you need:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls

or this one, if your car won't start:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start


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July 10, 2012, 9:38 am

Jo B
 

hey... so car is down again. fuel isnt reaching the engine. Fuel pump is shooting the fuel but for some reason its not getting to the engine. Also, the computer i put in is whistling now. Pls head. Tired and frustrated.


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July 10, 2012, 2:52 pm

Elizabeth K
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You need fuel pressure from the fuel pump, but you also need the electrical signal to the fuel injectors. You need a set of 'noid lights' to check for that electrical signal at the fuel injectors, the tool is available at most auto parts stores. Here is an article with a list of other things to check:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start


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