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Category: Mitsubishi
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Experience:  17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
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I have an 08 Lancer 1.6 estate.
In heavy traffic the tick over will race to 3000 rpm
After a drive if traffic clears, it will return to normal
Engine temp stays normal.
It has 60k
I have replaced the throttle body as this was considered the problem
The issues continues.
Does the vehicle need resetting via diagnostics?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Greg replied 3 years ago.
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Hi ,

Is the check engine light (Service engine soon) "ON" , when the engine is running.

Automatic transmission ??


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It's manual 5 speed transmission.

Engine management light has come on once, but then cleared after a run

It doesn't normally come on.

This will happen every day in heavy traffic, but will always tick over normally after a run for a short time on a clear stretch of road.


Expert:  Greg replied 3 years ago.
Hi Gary .

See if you can get hooked up to a scan tool and check for malfunction codes , this will help us diagnose this issue , don't want you replacing parts not needed like the throttle body you have replaced .