i’m not from US so hope you can understand my english.
this is gonna be a bit long… (sorry)
I have a 2008 mitsubishi lancer (the last gen) and lately i have some problems that gets me crazy because not a single garage knows what the problems are.
I will start from the begining, ever since i bought the car i always had a weird noice when cold starting the car, not from the engine, from the exhaust/catalytic converter(not sure where exactly), but only when the car is cold. when its already warm, there is not a single noise.
lately the car started to act wierdly, i was driving with my friends and i was driving pretty fast, you know was having fun, and suddenly the car stopped responding to me, not entirely but i couln’t drive any faster, i pressed the gas pedal all the way and the car didn’t drive any faster, the engine was responding but the car didn’t. then i stopped the car and heared a ticking noise from the catalytic converter (it was cleary from there) and a engine check light tunred on. on the computer it said a “cylinder misfire 3”.
now this is where it gets even wierder, after 2 days, after night work on 6 am, the car didnt start. didnt even tried to start, i mean the starter didnt even made a noise, just nothing happned, but, after a hour, the car sunddely started like nothing happned, a day after it happned again.
now, i still have noises from the exhust/ catalytic converter and the car a bit struggles to drive(not always but very often) and the car starts normally.
I really can’t understand what is happening here. i went to so many garages and no one knows. they only say that the catalytic converter is broken, but i dont belive this is the only thing.
thanks in advance to the helpers.