2001 mit eclipse v6 wont stay cranked please help :(

Asked by Jan 14, 2013 at 12:05 AM about the 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

recently had the seals redone... had it back about a week ..and tonight it will crank and run as long as
i push gas... the moment i let off the car dies .. please help, im a single mom and this is my only ride.

4 Answers

100,705

It sounds like a vacuum leak. Have someone look under the hood while the engine is running. Check the large hose from the engine to the brake vacuum booster. It's the black round thing on the other side of the firewall from the brake pedal if you don't know where to look. It a common area for a leak large enough to stall a engine.

thank you i will go now ... i appreciate your time and answer.

I second that. Most vacuum hoses won't cause it to actually stall out, the small ones you may hear a whistle or sucking sound but is very hard to detect with engine running, and you can't check by ear without it running, the only other large vacuum hose is PCV, from intake manifold to valve cover

i have a 2001 eclipse gt and the brakes dont seem to wanna work. i had looked and saw that my brake fluid was low then added some, but still the brake goes to the floor unless i pump the break. i thought i had air in my break lines but i dont know how to bleed them???

Your Answer

Eclipse

Looking for a Used Eclipse in your area?

CarGurus has 1,193 nationwide Eclipse listings starting at $1,795.

ZIP:

Mitsubishi Eclipse Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,660
  • #2
    Daniel Foster
    Reputation
    730
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
14 Great Deals out of 466 listings starting at $2,450
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
19 Great Deals out of 575 listings starting at $14,000
Used Ford Mustang
725 Great Deals out of 38,098 listings starting at $895
Used Mitsubishi Lancer
72 Great Deals out of 5,903 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Camaro
417 Great Deals out of 30,920 listings starting at $3,550
Used Honda Civic
795 Great Deals out of 73,925 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Civic Coupe
223 Great Deals out of 14,651 listings starting at $1,495
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
49 Great Deals out of 1,295 listings starting at $3,750
Used BMW 3 Series
1,162 Great Deals out of 33,302 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
52 listings starting at $5,809
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 52 listings starting at $5,704
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
128 listings starting at $3,988
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 159 listings starting at $3,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.