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2003 eclipse with 3.0L idles but dies when I touch the gas.

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2003 eclipse with 3.0L idles but dies when I touch the gas.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Doug replied 11 months ago.


If you unplug the MAF is there any change in the condition?

Can you monitor your fuel trims?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No change with MAF unplugged. Not able to monitor fuel trims
Expert:  Doug replied 11 months ago.

Did anything noteworthy happen prior to this condition forming?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not that I know of. No mods to the engine or intake, no vacum leaks, engine idles fine and will run fine up over 1200 rpm if you bring the speed up slow but dies if you blip the throttle.
Expert:  Doug replied 11 months ago.

When was the last time the timing belt was replaced (or checked alignment)?

Has this been occurring for more than one tank of gas?