CAR WON'T CRANK

  • Tiny
  • RUSS123
  • Mitsubishi

1995 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE- 2.0 NON-TURBO 100,000 miles plus

The car has been sitting for about a year and a half. I charged the battery and tried to start it. The starter would crank but the engine turned very slowly. I was getting no spark to the plugs. I ended up burning out the starter so I replaced it. I recharged the battery and tried to start the car again and now the starter doesn't crank at all. I've checked all the fuses and fusible links. I have a good connection at both the battery and the starter. I checked the continuity between the battery cables and the starter and they check good. Someone told me the engine may be partially seized and to squirt a little oil into each cylinder to free it up. I've never heard of that. I don't know what my next move is. Please help. Thanks alot!

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Monday, July 9th, 2007 AT 12:05 PM

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  • Tiny
  • JAVA motorsports
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Do you hear any noise when starting the engine? If not then your starter is not getting power for some reason. If you can hear a click and feel the engine jump a little when you are hittiing the switch then you have a locked up motor.

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