what could cause my car to misfire at sign light/signs and run hot?

Asked by Apr 02, 2017 at 09:45 PM about the 2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have had major issues with my radiator not flowing correctly, the car seems to misfire at stop signs and red lights. It has died on me many times. I've flushed the engine and radiator but there was white foam/bubbles coming out of the top of it while the car was running. The gauge inside the car never shows it running hot but when the hood is open you can feel the heat coming off of the engine. I've purchased a new thermostat, spark plugs, avc valve, new mass air flow sensor, and a radiator and water pump. what should I do??? Please help me...

4 Answers

10,780

Most likely a Blown Head gasket (if I read it correctly) ... check your oil, it may look like an emulsion ,,, if not fixed soon your engine will self destruct

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

As soon as I am driving and get up some speed it works fine, so I don't think that is the issue. I would have oil in my water if I had a blown head. I'm almost sure its the water pump and a bad radiator. It only misfires and jerks while at a stop or idling.

10,780

Since the oil pressure is usually higher than the coolant you may see oil in the coolant before coolant in the oil. When the engines hot and running ... put your hand close to the exhaust to see if you get moisture. It's essential that the radiator cap holds a minimum of 7 PSI or the coolant may boil

Sounds like its the Crankshaft Positioning Sensor!

Your Answer

Galant

Looking for a Used Galant in your area?

CarGurus has 6 nationwide Galant listings starting at $2,777.

Postal Code:

Mitsubishi Galant Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    780
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    770
  • #3
    Daniel Foster
    Reputation
    580
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
87 Great Deals out of 1,028 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Civic
321 Great Deals out of 3,560 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Camry
99 Great Deals out of 2,310 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Altima
121 Great Deals out of 1,447 listings starting at $2,995
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
4 Great Deals out of 36 listings starting at $13,000
Used Nissan Maxima
40 Great Deals out of 375 listings starting at $2,985
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
6 Great Deals out of 54 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Corolla
270 Great Deals out of 4,088 listings starting at $1,400
Used Mitsubishi Mirage
5 Great Deals out of 211 listings starting at $4,999
Used Chevrolet Impala
170 Great Deals out of 1,053 listings starting at $996
Used Hyundai Sonata
52 Great Deals out of 1,450 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Mitsubishi Galant For Sale
1 listings starting at $7,449

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.