why does my car have a bad idle/ wont accelerate

Asked by Nov 22, 2015 at 02:53 PM about the 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my broke down about 4 months ago due to a timing belt slipping so i had the
top end done because i bent some valves so i got that all done put a new
timing belt on and but it back together but now itll struggle to start and once it
does run it is rough and back fires and struggles to get going what is causing
this problem

4 Answers


check plug wires/plugs/fuel filter/pressure...

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Check engine ignition timing, compression and I wonder if the mechanic installed the timing belt one tooth off.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

The timing marks were not lined up correctly just a tooth off installing the belt can cause your problem.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I agree,timing issue.

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