2006 Mitsubishi Outlander 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 130000 miles
This problem started several months ago and has worsened recently.
When I go to start the car, and turn the key, you can hear a clicking of the relay, but the car will not start (no attempt to crank at all). Repeated tries to start, usually result in the car starting right up (some times the 2nd try, some times after the 15th!)
For a month or so, I discovered that if I wiggled the key just so, it would fire up first try, every time. But then it went back to not starting. Usually I have to try turning the key several times before it will start. It seems worse after the car has been parked for a short amount of time (doesn’t want to start at gas stations). If parked overnight, it seems to start on the first try more often.
Sometimes I just can not get it to start with a turn of the key, and have to result to push starting. It ALAWAYS starts when push started.
Any suggestions? Battery is new, otherwise car is due for tune up.
Thursday, November 4th, 2010 AT 1:04 PM