Mitsubishi Mirage Parts And Mitsubishi Mirage Accessories
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Since its introduction to the market in 1974, the Mitsubishi Mirage has had several engine typesranging from the old Orion inline-4 to the latest 3A9 straight-3fitted in its engine bay. However, one problem that these engines share is their vulnerability to stalling. This is a common issue with the Mirage, particularly in the older models, and they are all caused by a variety of factors. Here the common causes of stalling in Mitsubishi Mirage and how you can mitigate them.
Modern fuel-injection engines, like those in the Mitsubishi Mirage, are much more complicated than their predecessors, requiring an assortment of electrical sensors and other devices that are hooked up to an onboard computer. And if any of these devices fail due to wear, damage, or defects, the engine computer will not be able to receive the correct data it needs to run the engine properly. This causes an imbalance in the engine\'s combustion process, which eventually leads to stalling.
If your Mitsubishi Mirage stalls while driving, take note if the engine light turns on. If it does, the problem is likely to be an electrical one. Connecting an OBD-II sensor can give you an accurate diagnostic of what the problem is, which could range from a loose connector to a damaged relay, so be sure to take your vehicle to an auto repair technician for a professional diagnosis as soon as possible.
The engine of the Mirage also requires a pressurized environment to work properly. This is made possible by the vacuum inside the intake manifold, which is completely sealed from the outside atmosphere through heavy duty gaskets and seals. However, various factorsincluding wear and corrosion in the manifold\'s gaskets and seals as well as supporting components like the vacuum hosecan result to a leak in the system. This leak, in turn, will lead to the engine virtually struggling to breathe due to the sudden drop in pressure.
Fixing a vacuum leak depends on the location and the severity of the damage. Vacuum hoses can still be patched up if the leak is only a minor one, but manifold gaskets and seals must be discarded and replaced with a new set. However, if the leak is caused by damage to the intake manifold or the engine block itself, the manifold will need to be replaced or the engine must be rebuilt, respectively.
Aside from air pressure, the Mitsubishi Mirage engine also requires a significant volume of particle-free air to function. To achieve this, the engine has an air intake system with an integrated filter that screens out microscopic particles. The filter needs to be cleaned on a regular basis; otherwise, dust and other particles will start to clog up the screen. Contaminants such as grease and engine oil can also render the filter into a gunk-filled mess. Either way, a clogged filter will prevent air from flowing freely into the engine, leading to intermittent power loss.