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Mu 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander, with 116 k miles idles at 500

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Hey Doug, mu 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander, with 116 k miles idles at 500 rpm without ac, but trembles at that rpms with it on
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.


When was the last time the throttle body was serviced on this vehicle? This model/year has an electronic throttle and the vast majority of low idle/rough idle conditions are correctable with a throttle cleaning.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Throttle body has not been serviced. I'll have it.
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.

Lets start there getting that throttle body fully cleaned inside (specifically around the sealing areas when the plate is closed). This will correct 90% of the idle stability/roughness issues you see on this vehicle. If there is still an issue afterward then we would want to start talking about checking compression and fuel pressure etc... it is unlikely to go beyond the cleaning though in most cases.

Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.

I noticed it had been 24 hours+ without hearing back and wanted to see if there was any resolution, if you needed more help or if we could conclude this session.