Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual
Stopping the engine
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
2. Fully engage the parking brake while depressing the brake pedal.
3. For vehicles equipped with M/T, turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position to stop the engine, and then move the gearshift lever to the 1st (on a uphill) or “R” (Reverse) (on a downhill) position.
On vehicles with CVT or Twin Clutch SST, move the selector lever (CVT) or gearshift lever (Twin Clutch SST) to the “P” (PARK) position, and turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position to stop the engine.
► For vehicles equipped with Twin Clutch SST, the engine will stop and the vehicle power will turn off approximately 1 second after the ignition switch is turned to the “LOCK” position.
The reason for this is that, in the time from when the ignition switch is turned to the “LOCK” position until the engine stops, the gears inside the Twin Clutch SST disengage so that the engine will start smoothly the next time it is started.
Two clutches installed in the Twin Clutch SST alternately engage and disengage to achieve smooth shifting.
In addition, the gear on the side with the free clutch is always engaged, therefore, quick shifting is performed.
If the engine was stopped with the gear engaged like this, it would provide resistance the next time the engine is started. Therefore, the gear disengages in the approximately 1- second period until the engine stops.
► For vehicles equipped with Twin Clutch SST, do not operate the gearshift lever or the accelerator pedal for approximately 1 second until the engine stops.
► For vehicles equipped with Twin Clutch SST, if the temperature inside the engine compartment is high, the cooling fans (A) will continue to operate for some time even if the engine is stopped.
Therefore, the operation sound of the cooling fans may be heard even after the engine is stopped. This sound is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
After operating for a period of time, the cooling fans will stop automatically.
: Front of the vehicle