1999 Mitsubishi Space Wagon hard starting

Tiny
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  • 1999 MITSUBISHI SPACE WAGON
  • 140,000 MILES
The car doesn't start until u try up to 5 times. And this gives me a serious concern. It run the battery down yesterday which us why I need a lasting solution. The engine also gives a crancking sound u di not hear from the same models that are not just GDI specs. Another problem I noticed is that it keeps accelerating itself every time its on a slow running. I am tired of all these.
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Friday, November 15th, 2013 AT 1:49 AM

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Tiny
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We need to keep it to one problem per question. It get way too confusing to follow otherwise.

I will respond to your starting issue.

All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.

Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.

2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.

3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

4) If all of these things check good, then you would need to do a complete compression test.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.
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