To better assist you is your model just the Eclipse, or the GS, GS-T, GSX, RS, Spyder GS, or Spyder GS-T? Also please tell me your engine size in liter.
Next, I know your check engine light has not come on but please go to Auto Zone (AZ) or O'Reilly's (OR) and for FREE they can pull the codes to the car. Most important: Once they check your codes, if they find something and you don't get it fixed and need to get back with us, please make sure you tell us exactly what the code was, number and all. Example, if the code was E0568 O2 Sensor bad. Then make sure you give us all of that. While there for FREE also they can bring their tester out and check your battery and alternator.
Next time it does this make sure you have the items you need to do the following check. We need to figure out if it is electrical or fuel related. Pull a plug wire off of the spark plug and insert something into the end of it and have someone try to start the car and have the metal object really close to a piece of metal on the engine and see if you are getting a good strong popping blue spark. Don't have your hands on any part of the metal! If there is no spark, then it is electrical.
If you are getting good spark then spray some starting fluid in the throttle body and try to start it and see if it tries to start then.
Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 6:08 PM