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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mitsubishi
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
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Seam to be starving it self and goes into safe drive mode or

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seam to be starving it self and goes into safe drive mode or as they say "limp mode"
JA: What is the model/year of your Mitsubishi?
Customer: 2006 GLS Auto 3.5
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, have had the filter near tank replace last August. that I thought fixed it but has just happened again today.
JA: How many miles are on the car? How has your mileage been lately?
Customer: 194000,km. not being used to often of late, todays run was approx 380km
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, apart from this issue all is good.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are many things that can cause the engine to go into limp in or lack power and it will take some testing to determine exactly what is going on. If it's going into limp in it is because the engine controller is seeing a failure and setting a fault code and then derating power to prevent damage or a safety concern.

The first step in diagnosing the problem will be to use a scan tool or code reader to see what fault codes are setting and then testing can be done from there. Do you know what codes have set?