Loss of power

acceleration
eclipse
mitsubishi
clutches

#1

In my 2003 Eclipse RS (manual), after replacing my clutch, bleeding air from the radiator hose, and bleeding the slave cylinder, I now have a problem that seems completely unrelated, but started only after these fixes. When I run it around 4000 RPMs in any gear, the acceleration almost halts, regardless of terrain, climate, etc. What should I be looking for? There are no warning lights, the clutch does not slip, and all the fluids, filters, etc. have been changed.


#2

I’d be looking for something that was not connected when you put everything back together, or was knocked loose during the clutch job. Vacuum hoses, electrical connections, double check everything.


#3

everything is in fact connected, tightened snug, etc etc. Had it checked out afterwords by a reliable mechanic as well.


#4

If the related stuff isn’t the problem, then it may be something unrelated. I’d check for exhaust restriction.


#5

How would I go about doing that in as cheap a way as possible? I’m still learning…


#6

Does it feel like some kind of rev. limiter has been activated? Check for exhaust restriction by measuring manifold vacuum. Let me know when you have a gague and know what manifold vacuum is.


#7

Will do, though it will be a while as I’m leaving town tomorrow morning. It is not so much a limiter as a sudden loss of power once that point is reached. Almost like a kinked water hose.