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Mitsubishi mitsubishi: 2005 outlander 2.4l auto very hard to

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2005 outlander 2.4l auto very hard to start, especially when cold. Have to crank 'forever' & it just goes "chuff. chuff" not quite 'catching' on 3/4 throttle (only). Usually eventually starts, but hard to keep running for the first 5 minutes. Has little power (even when fully warmed) at lower revs - seems to run OK above 2,200 revs; but using more fuel than usual.
Nothing obvious under the bonnet. Air flow sensor? Timing belt slipped?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  indy-tech replied 2 years ago.
Hi .
First check for malfunction codes ,is the check engine light ON when the engine is running
Next do a engine compression test , if compression is not all the same then check the timing belt may of slipped .
If timing belt is okay and no malfunction codes then do a fuel pressure test
low fuel pressure will make it act like it is ..
Check these few items then get back to me .