what would make my egine in my eclipse start up run for a min then shut of and not start again

Chris Fitzpatrick

Asked by Mar 09, 2014 at 10:42 AM about the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 96 Eclipse egine will start up and run for about a min or so and then shut off completely and wont start back up but I can leave sit for a while and start back and it will shut off again what would make this happen?

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If you feather the gas pedal will it stay running? If so I would suspect dirty/faulty idle air control valve or dirty throttle plate.

Chris Fitzpatrick

when I first start it up and it does start up and I give it gas it will run but then die off


Is your check engine light on? If so have the codes read. Also check for vacuum leaks.


Could it be a fuel pump or fuel filter issue? I'd have the codes read at an AutoZone or Pep Boys for starters.

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Chris Fitzpatrick

okay thanks yall

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