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Gavin Perry, Mitsubishi Mechanic
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Experience:  Licensed diagnostic and repair technician
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I have a 2008 L200 Animal. Just broken down whilst towing.

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Hi. I have a 2008 L200 Animal. Just broken down whilst towing. The truck will reverse ok but the engine keeps cutting out when pulling away forward. The head gasket was replaced a month ago and it has run fine since. Any ideas?
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?
Customer: Yes. 2500L
JA: Are you fixing your L200 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no. I have no idea what I’m doing.
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I don’t think so Pearl. Thank you.
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 17 days ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** am here to assist you Today are you getting any strange noises from the engine.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
No Gavin.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I won’t call.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
No strange noises.
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 17 days ago.

Has the engine warning light come on see image

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
it has. Also, just before the engine cut out the traction control lights came on.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Traction control lights have since gone off but the EM light remains on.
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 17 days ago.

It will need to go on diagnostics to see what trouble codes are stored.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I guessed that.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Is this a fault you’ve heard of before following head gasket change?
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 17 days ago.

Have you got recovery and are you towing a caravan.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Towing a horse box. No.
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 17 days ago.

ok i was just thinking of options it will need recovery then.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thanks for that
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 17 days ago.

No problem regards Gavin.