We all know that maintaining our vehicles by performing regular auto repair and car service is essential to getting the most out of your new or used Mitsubishi Lancer. Because we are dedicated to helping you do just that, our dealership has a state of the art auto repair and service center staffed with factory trained technicians ready to perform all needed maintenance and repairs. Our auto repair service center in Watertown serves all the areas surrounding, Jefferson County, Adams and Syracuse.
As well as regular maintenance our experts can help diagnose any irregularity that may pop up. Even if you prefer to do your own repairs, visit our auto parts center and get all the Mitsubishi car parts you need. Regardless of whether your car is a new or used Lancer our professionals we'll give it the TLC it needs or give you guidance. When it comes to parts, including tires, your dealership understands that the right components provide superb performance and handling for the highest quality standards.
For example, what if your Lancer’s Check Engine Light comes on? The following is a list of a range of common causes for the check engine light coming on. In order to identify your issue, please come in and see us at Fuccillo Mitsubishi to decode the problem:
Issue and Possible Solution
- Gas cap is loose - Tighten the gas cap
- Oxygen sensor (O2) may be bad - Consider replacing the oxygen sensor
- Spark plugs may need replacing - Replace spark plugs
- Spark plug wires may need replacing - Consider replacing spark plug wires
- Catalytic converter may be faulty - Check to see if catalytic converter is faulty or missing
- Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) is faulty - Consider replacing your mass airflow sensor
If the case is that the Check Engine Light is indicating an issue with the oxygen sensor this could be a very complicated matter for the do-it-yourselfer.
With each new model year, manufacturers are adding more oxygen sensors to better manage engine operation. Some high performance engines even have an oxygen sensor for each cylinder. There could be one on each catalytic convertor as well. The oxygen sensors are screwed to the exhaust pipe, either in front or back of the catalytic converter. The front sensors measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust system to measure how rich or lean the gases are as they exit the combustion chamber.
Depending upon whether the exhaust gas is high in oxygen content, known as ‘lean’, or low in oxygen content, known as ‘rich’, the amount of fuel entering the engine is adjusted by the engine management computer to maintain an ideal mixture that produces the lowest emissions output from the catalytic convertor. The purpose of the rear oxygen sensor(s) is to monitor the oxygen content of the exhaust gases leaving the catalytic convertor. If one or more of the oxygen sensors are faulty, your car may not pass an emissions test. Driving your car with a faulty oxygen sensor may result in poor gas mileage as well as damage the catalytic converter.
- Check Engine light is on
- Poor gas mileage
- Failed emission test
What your Mitsubishi professional mechanic can do if you suspect an oxygen sensor problem:
- Scan the computer in the car for codes
- Inspect for vacuum leaks and holes in the exhaust system
- Remove and replace the oxygen sensor if it is bad
- Check electrical connections
- Check for proper operation of oxygen sensors
- Clear diagnostic codes
Because cars depend on an ideal fuel-to-air ratio to function optimally, engine performance is heavily dependent on the oxygen sensors doing their job. When your oxygen sensors fail, your car will run less smoothly, get worse mileage, and have worse emissions.
Contact Fuccillo Mitsubishi auto service department today to schedule a consultation, auto service or car repair appointment!
Fuccillo Mitsubishi: New York State’s new & used auto dealer specializing in Mitsubishi cars, hybrids, cross-overs, SUVs, and electric cars. Search for a new orused Mitsubishi Galant, Eclipse, Endeavor, i-MiEV, Lancer, Outlander, Spyder; and more. Or search for a used vehicle. Schedule a test drive; research features; get prices; and arrange financing. Located in Watertown, New York. Serving Syracuse, Rochester, Adams, Rome, Fort Drum, Liverpool, Cicero and Utica, NY.
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