Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual

Starting
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Tips for starting

► Do not operate the starter motor continuously longer than 10 seconds; doing so could run down the battery. If the engine does not start, turn the ignition switch back to “LOCK”, wait a few seconds, and then try again.

Trying repeatedly with the starter motor still turning will damage the starter mechanism.

► After starting the engine in cold weather, drive in a way that keeps the engine speed low for the first few minutes or the bar graph of the engine coolant temperature display starts to move. Otherwise the engine operation may not rev smoothly and the vehicle could jerk or surge while driving.

A longer warm up period will only consume extra fuel.

► [For vehicles equipped with Twin Clutch SST] The following may occur after the engine is started, but they do not indicate an abnormality.

• You may hear operational sounds of the Twin Clutch SST and you may feel vibration in the vehicle body.

• If you shift the gearshift lever into the “N” (NEUTRAL) position and depress the accelerator pedal, increases in the engine speed will be limited.

► [Diesel-powered vehicles] While the vehicle is stationary with the clutch pedal fully depressed, the engine revolutions do not rise to over 3,000 rpm in order to protect the engine even if the accelerator pedal is depressed.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting. Warning Warning

► Never run the engine in a closed or poorly ventilated area any longer than is needed to move your vehicle in or out of the area. Carbon monoxide gases are odourless and can be fatal.
► Never attempt to start the engine by pushing or pulling the vehicle.
► Do not run the engine at high rpm or drive the vehicle at high speed until the engine has had a chance to warm up.
► Release the ignition switch as soon as the engine starts to avoid damaging the starter motor.

Starting the engine (petrol-powered vehicles)

The starting procedure is as follows: 1. Fasten the seat belt.
2. Make sure the parking brake is applied.
3. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
4. Fully depress the clutch pedal. (M/T)

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting. ► On vehicles with the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system, the starter will not operate Note

► On vehicles with the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system, the starter will not operate unless the clutch pedal is fully depressed (Clutch interlock).

5. On vehicles equipped with M/T, place the gearshift lever in the “N” (Neutral) position.

On vehicles equipped with CVT or Twin Clutch SST, make sure the selector lever (CVT) or the gearshift lever (Twin Clutch SST) is in the “P” (PARK) position.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting. Note

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting. ► On vehicles with CVT, the starter will not operate unless the selector lever Note

► On vehicles with CVT, the starter will not operate unless the selector lever is in the “P” (PARK) or “N” (NEUTRAL) position.

On vehicles with Twin Clutch SST, the starter will not operate unless the gearshift lever is in the “P” (PARK) position or the gearshift lever is in the “N” (NEUTRAL) position with the brake pedal depressed.

For safety reasons, start the engine in the “P” (PARK) position so that the wheels are locked.

6. After turning the ignition switch to the “ON” position, make certain that all warning lamps are functioning properly before starting the engine.
7. Turn the ignition switch to the “START” position without depressing the accelerator pedal, and release it when the engine starts.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting. ► Minor noises may be heard on engine startup. Note

► Minor noises may be heard on engine startup.

These will disappear as the engine warms up.

Starting the engine (diesel-powered vehicles)

1. Fasten the seat belt.
2. Make sure the parking brake is applied.
3. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
4. Fully depress the clutch pedal.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting. ► On vehicles with the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system, the starter will not operate Note

► On vehicles with the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system, the starter will not operate unless the clutch pedal is fully depressed (Clutch interlock).

5. Place the gearshift lever in the “N” (Neutral) position.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting. 6. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position.

6. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position.

The diesel preheat indication lamp will first illuminate, and then after a short time go out, indicating that preheating is completed.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting. ► If the engine is cold, the diesel preheat indication lamp is on for a longer Note

► If the engine is cold, the diesel preheat indication lamp is on for a longer time.

► When the engine has not been started within about 5 seconds after the diesel preheat indication lamp went out, return the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position. Then, turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position to preheat the engine again.

► When the engine is warm, the diesel preheat indication lamp does not come on even if the ignition switch is placed in the “ON” position.

Start the engine by turning the ignition switch right to the “START” position.

7. Turn the ignition switch to the “START” position, and release it when the engine starts.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting. ► Minor noises may be heard on engine startup. Note

► Minor noises may be heard on engine startup.

These will disappear as the engine warms up.

Using the MIVEC engine

The MIVEC engine automatically controls valve timing in accordance with driving conditions for maximum engine performance.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting. ► To protect the engine, the high-speed mode may not be selected while the engine Note

► To protect the engine, the high-speed mode may not be selected while the engine coolant temperature is low.


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