1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Starting Problem

Tiny
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  • 1997 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 111,000 MILES
When I go to Start my car up in the morning, it startes fine. Everything Runs Great! Then after I shut it down and go to start it up again when it is warm. It will turn over but wont start, then if I shut the ignition off and try to start it again sometimes it will start and some times it wont and I have to repeat the process or let it cool down and then it usually starts. The Check Engine Light Came On When This Occured.
Thanks Kc
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 AT 5:58 PM

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Tiny
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Check the fuel pressure confirm that its within specifications and comeback with the readings. Or you can try below and determine if its a fuel or spark issue when it refuses to start

Get a carb cleaner and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, 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, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 AT 6:23 PM
Tiny
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Error Code p0352 It says that my coil is going bad. Replaced Coil Still same problem somtimes it starts somtimes it dosnt. I also got some electrical cleaner and cleaned the connector on the coil and the two connectors on the Computer it self.
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Friday, November 7th, 2008 AT 3:38 PM
Tiny
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Get the computer scanned for OBD2 code/s Autozone will do it for free and get back. Also have you checked the fuel pressure? Also test the ASD relay if it has one-
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Friday, November 7th, 2008 AT 3:43 PM
Tiny
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Well I hunted down the ASD Relay and pulled the plug out and it was all gunked up, took some electrical cleaner and spryed it on it. Hasnt repeated the problem yet. I read somewhere that the engine light will go out after 40 or so successful starts is that true?
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Monday, November 10th, 2008 AT 1:46 PM
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I read somewhere that the engine light will go out after 40 or so successful starts is that true? Yes the computer is relearning itself-40 key starts or more-
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Monday, November 10th, 2008 AT 2:10 PM

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