engine problems

Asked by Mar 04, 2010 at 08:38 PM about the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car starts up ruff. When it finally starts idiling right after 5-10 minutes of it running, you go to
drive it and floor it, then it will start sputtering real bad then a short burst of white smoke will come
out the tail and it will backfire. It drives good and doesnt smoke while driving it but when you go to
floor it thats what it will do. No one can figure it out. I have took it to many places and no one knows
anything. Its been doing that for over 3 years. Please if you can help email me at
chazzx11@yahoo.com . Thx in advance!!!!!!

3 Answers

995

maybe the turbo leaking oil into the intake...does it go through oil?

10

head gasket

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
6,345

check the basics first ,,, fuel pressure regulator, iacv (idle air controller), and maybe the maf,, also maybe the ECU,, are you getting any check engine lights? i so get it scanned and come back with the codes

Your Answer

Eclipse Spyder

Looking for a Used Eclipse Spyder in your area?

CarGurus has 482 nationwide Eclipse Spyder listings starting at $2,300.

ZIP:

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,750
  • #2
    spyder99
    Reputation
    390
  • #3
    Daniel Foster
    Reputation
    260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
15 Great Deals out of 1,130 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Mustang
437 Great Deals out of 41,572 listings starting at $1,488
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
13 Great Deals out of 589 listings starting at $10,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
486 Great Deals out of 31,002 listings starting at $995
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
66 Great Deals out of 3,939 listings starting at $2,995
Used BMW 3 Series
1,092 Great Deals out of 33,136 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord
896 Great Deals out of 77,529 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Corvette
128 Great Deals out of 16,136 listings starting at $3,995
Used Honda Civic
698 Great Deals out of 54,100 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
64 listings starting at $4,991
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
26 listings starting at $5,937
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 52 listings starting at $3,990
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
50 listings starting at $3,995

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.