1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse STARTING PROBLEMS

Tiny
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

This car was not driven much over the last year. A week ago, I drove it to work and couldn't get it to start to go home the next morning. The battery test out good and the starter is changed out but to no avail. I was wondering if you had any advice as to what could be the probem. Thank you for your time.
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 9:41 AM

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Tiny
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Hi Cadamia,

What was the problem? Clicks with no cranking? Noi Click and no cranking? Cranks but did not fire?
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 12:05 PM
Tiny
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When you turn the key, you can hear a single click in the cab but none outside. It won't start. The fuses and fusible links have been checked, as have the starter and the battery and alternator. As far as we can tell there is no problems with any of them.
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Sunday, June 29th, 2008 AT 9:56 AM
Tiny
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Hi Cadamia,

Check the starter relay for power input and ouput. It is the item that is clicking.

One more thing to check is the inhibitor switch, that is the gear shift position switch located at the end of the gear shift cable mounted on the trans.

Try shifting to Neutral and see if it works.
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Sunday, June 29th, 2008 AT 11:14 AM
Tiny
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I never try to start my car in any but nuetral. As soon as I stop the car, I apply the emergancy break and put the car in nuetral. I will check the other thing though. When I know something I will pass it on.

From what I can tell there is no starter relay switch on this model. If there is one we can find a replacement or where it would be at.
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 12:01 AM
Tiny
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Hi Cadamia,

Sorry I am unable to provide the location of the neutral start relay. Most automatic cars are equippedwith one.

Since you only tried starting in Neutral, then try starting in Park and see if there are any changes.
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 9:01 AM
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My car is a standard.
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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 AT 11:00 AM
Tiny
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Hi Cadamia,

Sorry, I got carried away, yours is a manual.

If there is any neutral start switch, it will be found on the clutch pedal.

Bridge the terminals and see if it works.

The click that you hear in the car could be the starter relay. Check the source of the noise, if it is a relay, check it for power supply and power output when cranking.
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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 AT 12:48 PM
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What is the possiblilty that all of this is because of a faulty alarm or anti theft system? If so how would we trace it?
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Sunday, July 13th, 2008 AT 11:37 AM
Tiny
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Hi Cadamia,

Yes, a faulty alarm can cause the problem if it has a disabling relay.

The relay is an A relay, meaning if the coil is not activated, there is continuity to crank the starter.

I suggest you check the ignition switch starter signal output for power while cranking. From there you can trace the wire and follow it to where power is disrupted.
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Monday, July 14th, 2008 AT 7:26 AM

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