Mitsubishi L200 Intermittent power loss no dash lights

2013 Mitsubishi L200 Problem

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CarMitsubishi L200 Barbarian
Year2013
OwnerAlpha2328
Posted26/09/2018
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so a bit of a weird one. Driving well, no problems and suddenly the acceleration drops and if i keep my foot on the throttle it continues at that speed but if i ease off anytime, no additional power can be coaxed back. the car eventually stops, although the engine remains running. Put the car into Neutral so no load, the revs go up wen the throttle is pressed, put it back in drive and the revs dont so essentially the car doesant move, of if it does it does so in crawler mode. the engine continues to run and eventually the throttle starts to respond and i can drive off. problem is it keeps happening at junctions etc. had it in a garage and they have cleaned out a couple of pipes to the turbo and replacd the fuel filter but its still happening. no lights on dash and according to garage nothing showing through engine diagnostic checks/software. any thoughts on next steps
Problem Category
Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss


Solution 1
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1845 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

State of the fuel filter?
how old?
it does kind of smack of a fuel delivery problem.


Posted on Wednesday 26th of September 2018
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Alpha2328 | Driver | Since: Sep 2018 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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it had a new fuel filter fitted last week. it feels fuel related or a sensor problem possibly


Posted on Wednesday 26th of September 2018
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Solution 2
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1845 | View Garage
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sensors usually throw up codes,
fuel ton so much,
though the rail pressure sensor would show a drop in pressure if you had it being "read" on live data.
Given the symptoms I'd be running a vacuum test on the filter/housing.
air getting in can cause exactly these symptoms.


Posted on Wednesday 26th of September 2018
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