• Tiny
  • mmadison
  • 2002 Mitsubishi Galant
  • 4 CYL
  • 141,000 miles

Driving 65 mph and car stopped accelerating. Nothing happening when pressing gas. Braked to come to a stop and car shut off and started smoking. The dashboard was still lit up. Car wont start back up. Tried to start car 12 hours later still wont start. Wondering what could possibly be the cause or problem?

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Sunday, June 12th, 2011 AT 5:59 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

Do below to determine if its fuel or spark issue-

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

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