10-15 min press the brake and the car dies

5

Asked by Apr 21, 2016 at 04:16 PM about the 2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i drive for 10-15 min and come to a light i press the break and the car dies
off. the car turns on right a way but i have to keep my foot slightly on the
gas to keep it from dying out when i come to a light or a stop sing. i did
check my battery and it was at 15 vlt with car on and with a\c radio full blast
light and highs, fog lights, wipers, ect, i also checked the alternator and it
was putting out 15.1 vlt. is it possible that it could be the alternator or the
fuel pump??

5 Answers

197,345

Possibly the brake booster check valve has went bad or there is a large leak in the booster itself. Doesn't sound electrical.

5

no luck i checked the booster with three different ways and they all pass

5

pump three time turn on the car, pedal should droop to the floor. second run in idle for 2 min apply the pedal turn off the car, pedal did not rise. third run in idle 2 min turn of car pump three times and the pedal came up all three time. booster and check valve are good....

197,345

Pinch off the vacuum line to the booster, then drive to duplicate the problem, if it doesn't die then it is the booster, if it does then it could be a computer problem, something with the idle up circuit. Remember the brakes will be hard due to no assist so be aware that it will take more pressure than your use too to make a stop.

Best Answer Mark helpful
5

i pinched that air hose and the car did not die after driving...the rpms dropped to .5 then when back up to .7... no stalling or nothing thanks alot my friend

Your Answer:

Galant

Looking for a Used Galant in your area?

CarGurus has 372 nationwide Galant listings starting at $1,988.

ZIP:

Mitsubishi Galant Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,010
  • #2
    Daniel Foster
    Reputation
    750
  • #3
    Matt Rodriguez
    Reputation
    600
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Lancer
48 Great Deals out of 1,120 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
1,120 Great Deals out of 69,496 listings starting at $1,033
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
3 Great Deals out of 468 listings starting at $799
Used Honda Civic
952 Great Deals out of 59,433 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Altima
1,606 Great Deals out of 68,724 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Camry
1,396 Great Deals out of 73,162 listings starting at $600
Used Mitsubishi Outlander
213 Great Deals out of 11,023 listings starting at $2,250
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
19 Great Deals out of 373 listings starting at $11,000
Used Nissan Maxima
423 Great Deals out of 13,747 listings starting at $1,595
Used BMW 3 Series
1,105 Great Deals out of 26,232 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Sentra
1,078 Great Deals out of 42,304 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
855 Great Deals out of 20,711 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
1,378 Great Deals out of 60,639 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Accord Coupe
121 Great Deals out of 2,834 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
33 listings starting at $2,900
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
8 listings starting at $4,400
2010 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
9 listings starting at $3,900
2009 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
36 listings starting at $1,988

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. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.