2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse



May, 10, 2009 AT 4:43 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 80000 miles

I was on vacation for six days. When I returned my car would not start. I have had no previous problems. I took the battery in and it tested fine. The starter sounds normal when I turn the ignition. When I parked the car I only had a quarter tank of gas, so I added some fuel treatment in case of condensation in the fuel lines, still nothing. I am not getting a service engine light on, however my battery, oil, and brake warning lights are all lit at the same time. None of them were illuminated when I parked the car six days earlier. Tried to pull codes on it and the reader didn't recognize any problems. Do you have any idea what could be the problem?


1 Answer



May, 10, 2009 AT 5:07 PM

When I returned my car would not start

Get a starting fluid/ether/better off gas in a spray bottle 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, ECM, Ignitor cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

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