2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Car Won't Run

Tiny
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  • 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 75,000 MILES
Just did a Header swap on the car. Only had 2 o2 sensors plugged in (front mani). Idled the car for 20 minutes, took it out on the street. 1/4 mile down the car feels really sluggish, and @ 40mph the engine turns off. Since then I plug 1 o2 sensor back in, I replace my distributer cap, rotor, spark plug wires. I tried a Spark test and have NO spark. When spraying Starter Fluid into the air filter, the car gets closer to running, but won't. It does Turn over but won't start.
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Friday, April 4th, 2008 AT 11:35 AM

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Tiny
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It does Turn over but won't 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 problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light.

Fuel pump and Injector/s checks out-start checking the ignition system-power to coil, coil/s itself, distributor pick-up, control module, Cam and Crankshaft sensors.

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time
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Friday, April 4th, 2008 AT 4:05 PM
Tiny
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I have tried Starter Fluid, it sounds closer to running but doesn't. More starter fluid only made a gun shot from my engine, im done with that.

I did a spark check before and have NO spark. Since then I have checked my fuses, one was blown, a 20a fuse (on the map it shows a picture of the engine), I replaced the fuse but car doesnt run. I was thinking to do a spark check again since replaced.

Did a spark check. I HAVE SPARK
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Saturday, April 5th, 2008 AT 11:05 AM
Tiny
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Check the engine compression and verify ignition static timing
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Saturday, April 5th, 2008 AT 4:25 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the suggestion. I actually ended up taking it to a shop so they can take a look.
They said it was the aftermarket alarm, so they disabled it. The car would then run. When I got to the shop to pick it up, I noticed it hasn't been test driven (i wrote down milage) I asked them to test drive it so I wasnt responsible for it breaking down.
Sure enough, we didn't even make it out of the parking lot. Engine shut off again. So I left it there to be fixed the next morning.

Thanks for the suggestions, rasmataz, but this isn't in my hands anymore, but hopfully in a professionals.
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 AT 5:47 PM

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