Last post on Feb 10, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
#8 of 17 Re: Rough idling- then engine light came on. [lantgeo]
May 08, 2007 (11:53 am)
Ran into a similar problem. Outlander didn't want to start and when it did, it would die immediately. Finally got it going with the check engine light on. Went right to the dealer and when I turned the engine off and then back on, the check engine light did not light.
Was informed that the codes are stored and so are retrievable. My vehicle had many codes which the tech had to wade through one by one (ID the code, check the connection/part/whatever), clear the code and move on to the next code.
The original problem was a bad connector (CANN connector?) which caused a cascade of performance problems which each generating its own code.
Replaced the connector and the car was good to go.
#9 of 17 Re: Rough idling- then engine light came on. [deweywins]
May 09, 2007 (6:26 am)
Ok thats what I needed to know, I was wondering if the error codes were saved so that the service department can see what went wrong even though the engine light cleared. I dont think they fixed the issue from the last time I sent it in. This time I will let my wife tell them the exact action that caused this issue and what happen after. I will also ask her to make sure they tell her what went wrong and what they did to solve the issue.
#10 of 17 Re: Rough idling- then engine light came on. [lantgeo]
May 11, 2007 (2:18 pm)
okay guys- My wife carried the car to the dealership today and they called her back and said they cannot give us back the car because they called japan and found out that this has happen to a few other outlanders. They said this may be a major issue and that the car may shutdown while driving. So they are going to give me a rental and see if they can fix the issue. This might be a recall- I will update the board as soon as I get more info.
#11 of 17 Re: Rough idling- then engine light came on. [lantgeo]
May 12, 2007 (7:02 am)
What model year was your Outlander again?
#12 of 17 Re: Rough idling- then engine light came on. [rcpax]
May 12, 2007 (3:17 pm)
#13 of 17 Re: Rough idling- then engine light came on. [lantgeo]
May 21, 2007 (5:34 am)
Well I got the car back on saturday. The mechanic said they changed a coil and spark plug and this should solve the issue. It does seem to be driving better, we will see.
#15 of 17 Outlander 2005. RPM from 1000 till 4000 on its own
Feb 09, 2010 (7:41 am)
After driving for 15 min or more, then parking while leaving the engine on and the car idling for about 15 min the RPM will start to move upwards from 1000 till 2000 till 3000 and so on.
This has also happened when the car was driven at a very slow pace in hot weather.
Does anybody know why this happenes and what one can do about it?
#16 of 17 Re: Outlander 2005. RPM from 1000 till 4000 on its own [larsaksel]
Feb 09, 2010 (11:55 am)
Are you saying it revs up and up or that it pauses at each thousand?
If left alone does it go all the way to the red line/rev limiter or stop somewhere before?
Once it stops (red line or other), what happens next; does it stay there or go back down?
Can the behavior be stopped if you tap the gas pedal or do some other action?
As to why it happens, barring any Toyota parts in your Mitsu I'd say there's a stuck sensor like throttle position (likely). Or the ECU is flaking out (less likely).
#17 of 17 Re: Outlander 2005. RPM from 1000 till 4000 on its own [fushigi]
Feb 10, 2010 (12:12 pm)
it pauses at say each 500, stays there for some time then goes up.
For going all the way to the red line, nope, most I had it too was 4,300-ish then I turned the engine off. This in itself doesnt help, but once I start to drive it at say around 60km/h for 10-15mins it will cool down.
Thanks for the tips as for why it is happening.