Alright, I drive a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse with only 75000 miles on it. I was driving home from work one day and the engine light came on so i took it to a place called breaks plus to get a diagnosis on the light. I was never given an exact code but as far as I know their were multiple piston misfires going on. And I remember him telling me there was oil leaking out of an intake valve (in case it’s not clear I know nothing about cars). Anyway here’s a list of things thats on the recept they gave me if that’s of any use.
Lube oil and filter
5w30 Eco ultra syn blend oil bulk
Fuel induction service;
2 part fuel injection/induction kit
Replaced spark plugs
Spk plug-iridium IX 1 EA NGK
valve cover gasket;
Valve cvr gasket set 1 EA FLPR
Anyway all those things that they fixed/replaced were supposed to fix the engine light but when I was driving home from the shop it came back on (it was off when I started the car initially)
My questions are:
- Is common to have an engine light come back on after getting it fixed?
- Is it possible the light will turn off after I drive it a few more miles?
- I work tonight, Is it even safe (for the car) to drive (about 35 miles total there and back)? (I didn’t notice any loud noises/metal clanking or anything like that/was running pretty smoothly.)
4.Any other advice would be greatly appreciated
Just turned on my car to go to work and it’s idling funny. It goes from a low pitched “hum” sound to a high pitched “hum” sound back and forth. It’s also leaking fluid. It wasn’t doing that before I brought it in. I agree, I don’t think these guys have a clue what they’re doing.
Called the shop manager this morning after work, explained the issues I was having with it after picking it up from the shop yesterday. He emmidiatley sent two guys out to my house to come look at it. They determined it was safe to drive it back to their shop. About 3 hours later they called me back and fixed the new problems I was having,Apparently they accidentally cut a hose while repairing it yesterday and didn’t notice which is what was causing the weird idling hums I was getting as well as the leakage. I’m sitting in my car right now as I type this, listening to the engine. Gonna take it for a test drive And make sure everything sounds okay.