No start no spark no fuel

Tiny
ZEEOGRAV31
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  • 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
Have a 2000 eclipse gs 2.4l non turbo with no start no spark no fuel. It cranks but doesnt turn over my fuel pump comes on when the key is in the on position also my rpm gauge doesnt move when I try to crank it and I tried to spray starting fluid but to no avail and another thing is I also had a rough idle and when I would start the car it would idle high and slowly come down warming up. What happen was I pulled into a parking lot shut it off and when I tried to start it very shortly after it would try and start but just at the point of ignition it would shut off. So I reset the computer by pulling terminals off and sitting for 20 30 mins and now alls it was to do it crank nothing more but all lights work and yes my check engine light is on please help me
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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 AT 4:27 PM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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Cranking and Turning over mean the same thing. Yours is cranking but not starting.

All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.

Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.

2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.

3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

4) If all of these things check good, then you would need to do a complete compression test.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.
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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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Thank you I will respond when those things have been done
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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 AT 4:51 PM
Tiny
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Ok I was able to do two things one I check my spark on both coil packs im getting nothing and no pressure on the fuel rail. I loosened a bolt on the fuel rail expecting to see a squirt of some kind and nothing
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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 AT 5:01 PM
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My 2000 eclipse has no fire no fuel and it won't read with a obd2
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Friday, December 8th, 2017 AT 5:23 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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When the vehicle cannot communicate with the scan tool, it usually is a fault with power supply to the Power Control Module (and ODB-II connector), ground circuit for the PCM or a fault with the PCM. You need to find out which is the cause and I would suggest starting with a check on the fuses.
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Friday, December 15th, 2017 AT 8:00 AM

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