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    Quote Originally Posted by klroger View Post
    Please do NOT do this
    I don't see the point in doing it, if it stays running you know the car is charging. If it dies, it proves nothing, car still might be charging properly but not without a good battery. Unhook one, it'll probably stay running if there are no loads. Unhooking the second does nothing other than give a greater chance to screw up your car by grounding the positive cable.
    I've ran cars without a battery literally hundreds of times at the junkyard. Fire up a car without a battery using a booster pack(not good for the booster pack) Unhook the booster then drive the car into the back of the yard to it's final resting place. Most cars will stay running, others don't like it and will die if you hit the brakes or add a draw of some kind.



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    hi guys,,
    it is just stock DE w/cvt & traditional key. my girlfriend's commuter car. the battery was new last summer.

    mitsubishi still has the car this afternoon, they say they have replaced relay switches and are test driving it.. but we have a tmobile wifi spot plugged in under the dash, and i saw the same low battery warning that i would get right before it would stall out on me. When i informed him of this, his response was "oh that was probably when he unplugged it", and i replied, "no,, he unplugged it 5 minutes later,, i get a separate notification for that",, and his response "well that's not an official diagnostic reader" (yet it sure as hell was right every time the engine crapped out on me)

    https://youtu.be/g7Z6RKYexnY <<engine cutting out 30 seconds after starting (this was while waiting for tow)
    https://youtu.be/BeRTLlOeebk <<big two mechanic couldn't start it
    https://youtu.be/mgBO-YdSdq8 <<big two mechanic telling his service advisor that they need to tear the engine apart and likely catastrophic engine failure... yet that never happened

    their service advisor said "well you could always trade it in",, monkeys are more likely to fly out of my butt than buying another mitsubishi from their dealership. however big-two also owns a toyota dealership 15 miles over and i wouldn't rule out a rav hybrid when the 19s are in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    ... saw the same low battery warning that i would get right before it would stall out on me.
    That video is very helpful. Your car is dying immediately like someone cut the ignition. The engine isn't sputtering and shutting off...it's cutting off very suddenly. That makes one think that it is electrical in nature.

    You said you get a low battery warning right before this happens? I'm not sure what low battery warning you are referring to. Edit - OK...I see what you are saying. This is coming from some device you have plugged into your OBDII port?

    I'm having trouble keeping track of where you are at with this thing RIGHT NOW. Based on the videos you posted, this car is currently at a dealer and the engine won't even turn over even though the starter seems to be engaging? In other words, the engine is now acting like it's locked up. Is that right?

    I have to tell you...the idea that a dealer reported that this car was a GALLON low on coolant is somewhat alarming. A gallon is 95% of the coolant capacity of the engine...

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.5 mpg (US) ... 21.9 km/L ... 4.6 L/100 km ... 61.9 mpg (Imp)


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    the big two mechanic couldn't start it at that time,, that was the 2nd breakdown. the most recent breakdown was on a 6-lane road holding up traffic, i wasnt about to whip out my phone. they have test-driven it each time it was in there and have been unable to duplicate the cut-out.,, the only cutout that happened initially while i was driving was the most recent one,, and i did notice the rpms spike and then drop shortly before the cutout upon reaching the intersection (I'm a militant hypermiler so i'm always watching the rpms). kathy only said she felt something weird before it happens, but i'd be afraid of even asking her if she knows what rpms stands for.

    to address a previous question i missed,, the tank was filled between the first and 2nd breakdown

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    I still don't understand the current status of your vehicle...other than the fact it's currently at a dealership service department.

    According to the video, the engine won't turn over and the service department is waiting for Mitsubishi to approve an engine tear-down, right?

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    Curious have you washed or degreased the engine at any point? I knew someone had a similar situation that required the PCM be replaced on a bow tie product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    I still don't understand the current status of your vehicle...other than the fact it's currently at a dealership service department.
    From what I understand, it is at an incompetent dealership.

    If it were me, I would get on social media to report the problem. Basically get on Mitsubishi's Facebook page and share all of the problems you have described here. Insist that another dealership look at the issue as well.

    Unfortunately, sometimes that is the best way to get things done. No matter what the issue is, you shouldn't have to figure it out yourself. That is what the warranty is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    hi guys,,
    it is just stock DE w/cvt & traditional key. my girlfriend's commuter car. the battery was new last summer.

    mitsubishi still has the car this afternoon, they say they have replaced relay switches and are test driving it.. but we have a tmobile wifi spot plugged in under the dash, and i saw the same low battery warning that i would get right before it would stall out on me. When i informed him of this, his response was "oh that was probably when he unplugged it", and i replied, "no,, he unplugged it 5 minutes later,, i get a separate notification for that",, and his response "well that's not an official diagnostic reader" (yet it sure as hell was right every time the engine crapped out on me)

    https://youtu.be/g7Z6RKYexnY <<engine cutting out 30 seconds after starting (this was while waiting for tow)
    https://youtu.be/BeRTLlOeebk <<big two mechanic couldn't start it
    https://youtu.be/mgBO-YdSdq8 <<big two mechanic telling his service advisor that they need to tear the engine apart and likely catastrophic engine failure... yet that never happened

    their service advisor said "well you could always trade it in",, monkeys are more likely to fly out of my butt than buying another mitsubishi from their dealership. however big-two also owns a toyota dealership 15 miles over and i wouldn't rule out a rav hybrid when the 19s are in.
    That's all great but see post #8. How long have you had that thing plugged into the obdII port? Shortly before you started having problems by chance???

    There's a pretty good chance that's your problem. Some of those are ok, but every single plug in gps I have tried in a Mirage caused nothing but problems They worked perfect in every other make and model I tried but not the Mirage. They'd throw check engine lights, abs, kill throttle when pulling into traffic. The dealer couldn't figure it out or reproduce the same problem cause they unplug the stupid thing and plug in a scanner when they look at it. Hence removing the problem altogether. Some types work, some don't, this might be worth giving a try if you haven't already...

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    the dealership replaced some relays and has been driving it around this morning,, they have unplugged the wifi port so i cannot see what they have been doing for the past 2 hours. the main page of the wifi app will show the current map location, fuel level, and CURRENT codes, and the voltage level of the battery,, the bell in the upper right will show 'events" (trips, disturbances, alerts) as in my earlier heavily pic-laden reply.

    mitsu just called me from corporate and said they are getting the district manager involved in this, so i'm somewhat relieved that there will be a fire lit under someone's butt to figure this out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    That's all great but see post #8. How long have you had that thing plugged into the obdII port? Shortly before you started having problems by chance???

    There's a pretty good chance that's your problem. Some of those are ok, but every single plug in gps I have tried in a Mirage caused nothing but problems They worked perfect in every other make and model I tried but not the Mirage. They'd throw check engine lights, abs, kill throttle when pulling into traffic. The dealer couldn't figure it out or reproduce the same problem cause they unplug the stupid thing and plug in a scanner when they look at it. Hence removing the problem altogether. Some types work, some don't, this might be worth giving a try if you haven't already...
    This is perfect advice. I've learned to always ask my self, "What did I do to this vehicle last, before I started having this problem?" Many times, whatever the recent change was, actually ends up being the source of the problem.

    I would have mentioned this earlier, but I assumed someone already said this. Between this and people putting tiny/large car batteries in their vehicles, its easy to get mixed up around here. I'm not that bright.



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