edit : 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 2.4L 4-cylinder cylinder, automatic
edit: scroll down more than half way to see a a second set of photos that were added.
I think a part fell off my car, but here is what is going on. My car has been acting up for the past 2 days and finally it would not start.
Low-rev on cold start-up, around 500 rpm, almost wanting to stall but would eventually rev normally after driving it a few minutes
Today same, but when I gave it gas to get the revs up, it would rev high to around 3000 rpm…there was no in between, no matter how hard I
tried, it was either 500 rpm or 3000 rpm and it would fall back to 500 rpm.
I was able to pull out of the drive way but it would stall so I drove back and now it won’t stay on for long. Actually if I hold the brake while giving it gas (so I can get it to 3000 rpm), I can manage to move it but it is difficult.
It starts for about a second, but I hear a wheezing sound, then a little pop.
The weather dropped about 15 degrees lately by the way, around the time this all started.
6 ** I found this little part under my car (see photos)…I have no idea what it is but has smoke/exhaust coating on it, so I guess it’s from the car?
- I found this other part (a ring shaped thing) a few yards away, but I think it’s just some random junk maybe?
The part in the photos is about 2.5 inches long, diameter about the width of a U.S. quarter at the widest end.
What could the problem be? If this belongs in the car, where does it go, and what is the part called?