WON'T START AFTER BEING DRIVEN

  • Tiny
  • party22lexboy2002
  • 2002 Mitsubishi Galant
  • 107,000 miles

I Have A Galant 2.4 L 4cyl With 107000 Miles - (Engine Hot). What Could This Be? After I drive the car, park it and turn it off-it won't start back up! It just keeps tryin (engine turning and turning and turning) but won't start. It has been doing this for a couple months. Back then (a couple months ago) it would start up again if u just gave it a couple hours, BUT now, it takes it 4 or 5 hours. And sometimes longer, before it will start again.

I should have added more info in my original question, sorry about that. When the problem first started happening a couple months ago, there was also a strong oil scent inside the car. The valve cover gasket was bad-allowing a tiny bit of oil to seep out around the valve cover AND 2 of my 4 spark plugs were completely fouled with oil. I replaced the valve cover gasket (it no longer leaks) and cleaned the plugs with brake cleaner since they were only a month old. Is this okay? Should I have replaced the plugs anyway?

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012 AT 5:36 PM

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  • saturntech9
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It doesnt sound like bad spark plugs cleaning them was fine. Have you checked for codes in the computer?That would be your firat steo and posting the exact code numbers not the code descriptions.

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012 AT 5:53 PM
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I have not done that yet. But, will today!

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012 AT 6:01 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Alright please do and let me know what you find.

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012 AT 6:01 PM

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