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Juma Okal

Juma Okal 8/22/2016

1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4 Cyl 2.40L

Engine

The engine can idle but when you rave or engage the drive gear to go it suddenly goes off almost immediately or after

The car engine can run at the idling but cannot tolerate raving or goes off when under load to drive.
Milage is 183000 km
This problem started yesterday while on my way home. The engine was hot but today it has refused load while still cold.

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brazzr987

brazzr987 9/25/2016

how hot is hot when you say and why is it running hot that is an aluminum block and head and would not require much of an overheating to blow a head gasket check oil for traces of coolant.

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brazzr987 10/1/2016

I have same exact car model and engine I have done all my own repairs since day one so I may be able to help you out.has the timing belt both of them and tensioners there's 4 one is hydraulic ever been replaced also the intake manifold on this car has been known to go bad crack actually my first step would be compression test but if timming belt did break this can do more harm than good if damage is not already done valve damage can occur when belt breaks also damage to top of pistons this is why this considered maintenance task every 60.000 miles should all components be replaced also your crankshaft positioning sensor lives in timing belt housing fuel pump another possibility and this lives in gas tank an access door is located drivers side of trunk under carpet you must verify spark and fuel first before I feel comfortable giving you any further advice and car repair history too is helpful

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