Hello I have a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0 Non Turbo 420a. One day i was driving my car and all of a sudden the car lost power. I stepped and stepped on the throttle but the car wouldn't pick up the speed it had no power in it. The rpm needle would rev but no reaction came from the car. The car then came to a stop and shut down. When i got it home i tried to turn the car on but it just makes a weird screeching grinding noise. Any ideas?
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Question: Eclipse lost power when driving. Throttle wouldn't work. Car won't turn on now.
Answer #1ProfessorG from G. T. Service Center, October 12, 2013, 15:30Master
How many miles on odometer, Automatic or manual transmission.
Reply99_Eclipse_, October 12, 2013, 15:55Rookie
170,056 and its an automatic
ReplyProfessorG, October 12, 2013, 16:44Master
Possible timing belt, grinding noise ? If I could hear the noise would probably know. (bearing or component locked up and belt squeak while turning against pulley). If timing belt is bad the valves will be bent, if happened at hwy speeds.
Reply99_Eclipse_, October 12, 2013, 16:56Rookie
No the car was traveling like 15 mph and rising then it just lost power the throttle wouldn't work and all the fluids are at normal level and condition
Replyziptie12, October 12, 2013, 17:01Master
I'll go with the timing belt theory........time for a visual inspection(tear-down) to verify what it IS NOT.
Reply99_Eclipse_, October 12, 2013, 17:02Rookie
Yeah that's what I'm thinking too but would the timing cause like a knocking noise aswell
ReplyProfessorG, October 12, 2013, 17:16Master
If the valves are bent YES. Every time a piston travels to the top it will hit the bent valve. The valve stays down in the cylinder and the pistons keeps hitting them. Sorry
Answer #2ziptie12 October 12, 2013, 16:42Master
ALL fluids at proper levels and condition?