Cranks but wont start

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BANGIS92
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  • 2003 MITSUBISHI MONTERO
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
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  • 99,989 MILES
I installed a new battery. The engine cranks but the car won't start. I also observed that even with the new battery, the electrical system seems to be "dead", i.E, lights wont turn on, power windows don't function, etc. The battery is the recommended model for the car, and I'm certain that the terminals are tight.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 5:16 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Hello,

It sounds like the ignition switch has gone bad not allowing the rest of the car to power up here is a guide that will help you change it out. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
PAVDOG3736
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Thank you for this post I had this problem and had to get a new ignition switch for $67.00 all set! Starts up and runs great! I love this site.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:12 AM
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CPERDUE856
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I recently had my timing belt and water pump and seals done because of a oil leak from the seals. Now 2 days later my car won't start. What could be the problem?
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Can you hear the pump running in the tank? here is a guide that will help.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Please let us know what you find.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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CPERDUE856
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I informed the mechanic shop of this and they started they have reset it. It still won't crank, but it was just fine before I got the timing belt changed. It was just a oil leak.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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I fit won't crank check battery for condition including load test and check main fuse may have blown
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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CPERDUE856
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They charged the battery and there are no codes popping up
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Check the fusiblelink in pic it supplies power to ignition switch this may have blown. I have no further comments or suggestions.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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JESS1016
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  • 2002 MITSUBISHI MONTERO
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I have replace the cam and crank sensors as well as the 2 o2 sensors and new plugs and wires. I am getting fire from both the cam and crank sensors and also fire to the coils however I am not getting a signal to the coils to fire. It is getting the correct amount of fuel pressure according to the manufactures specs. It just not getting any fire from the spark plugs themselves
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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Have you checked for codes yet?If so what are the exact Code numbers you have not code descriptions?
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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JESS1016
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The reader reads it has 0 codes
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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Does your scan tool read live engine data?I would see if there is a rpm signal/rpm reading on the scan tool while cranking the engine?
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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JESS1016
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Just checked it is indeed getting a rpm signal
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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So the computer is reading a rpm signal?
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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AW1403
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While driving down the highway, all of the electrical components of my car shut off; my radio, windows, locks, and lights would not work, but the car was still running. It felt as if it would die as soon as I hit the brakes or started slowing down alot. I made it to a parking lot, but as soon as I hit the brakes, the car shut off completely and could not be jumped. I don't think that I can get a diagnostic check without the electrical components of my car turning on, so what could be the problem?
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Test the fusibile links and the ignition switch
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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Do you have power to the coil?
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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JESS1016
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Yes and yes I do have power going to the coils the car has three one coil runs two cylinders each and all three have fire going to them
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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Not one of those coils has spark?
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
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JESS1016
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No neither one of the three have spark
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