EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Engine Light Is On: 2000-2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse - What to Do

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse. In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light. The video above shows how to locate the on board diagnostics (OBD) plug on your 2005 Eclipse, how to read the trouble codes and how to reset or clear the check engine light using a scanner on your Eclipse.

Intermittent Check Engine Light: If the check engine light on your 2005 Eclipse is intermittent, try to take note of the conditions when this happens. For example, does it happen when you accelerating, driving on the highway or does it appear at low speeds? This will help your mechanic evaluate the issue. Steady Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is on every time you operate your Eclipse, you need to have it checked as soon as possible, especially if you notice performance problems or unusual noises. Flashing Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is flashing, stop driving your Eclipse and have it towed to your nearest mechanic - you probably have a very serious problem with your car and you risk ruining your engine by driving it. If you are unsure about what your diagnostic trouble codes mean; have your Eclipse diagnosed by a professional automotive technician.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Highbeam (Brights) Change: 2000-2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Replace brights

    On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!

    2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Follow These Steps to Add Power Steering Fluid to a
    Top up power steering fluid

    Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels

    2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Add Transmission Fluid: 2000-2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    How to add transmission fluid

    If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!

    2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Transmission Fluid Leak Fix: 2000-2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    How to seal minor transmission fluid leaks

    Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this

    2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • 2000-2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse: Fix Oil Leaks
    Fix minor oil leaks

    Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car

    2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Add Brake Fluid: 2000-2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Add brake fluid

    If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems

    2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
gas caps code readers fuses phone holders fuel injector cleaner floor mats terminal clamps gas tank doors